No late papers will be accepted!!!!
TEXT Your essay MUST:
* Be approx. 1200 words excluding illustrations, headings and paragraph breaks.
* Be spell-checked and grammar-checked and proofread for errors not caught by computer.
* Include a heading containing your full name, ID number, class title & section, date, and instructor's name.
* Be typed and double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
* Be attached and submitted in this discussion topic as a .doc, .docx, or a .pdf file. If you cannot save your essay in one of these formats, please copy and paste your essay as a regular discussion post.
* Cite references used according to MLA style. Students are encouraged to use A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker for help with MLA style, revision, punctuation and sentence style and A Short Guide to Writing About Art by Sylvan Barnett for specific help with comparing and contrasting artwork. (For more information about MLA style please contact the Writing Lab or reference the following internet site: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite5.html * Meet the criteria above to be accepted for grading. Work that does not meet the criteria will be immediately returned to the student. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Lab or Online Writing Lab (OWL) for help.
Structure your essay so that it covers the following elements:
* Introduction including a thesis statement. This is the main point of your essay and tells your reader what you are going to cover in the essay.
* Cultural context of both artworks/ period style (politics, society, religion, etc.)
* Stylistic characteristics of both artworks/ period style. When discussing culture and style your essay should address how the cultural context informs the stylistic characteristics of that period. You should also incorporate art historical vocabulary from the modules when discussing stylistic characteristics.
* Subject matter of both artworks. (story/narrative, what's going on in the artwork?)
* Function and possible meaning (symbolism/ iconography) of both artworks
* Similarities, differences between the two. What makes this a good comparison?
* Conclusion should recap thesis, include important conclusions or insights about the artwork and the artist or culture who produced it and discuss why you chose to write about the artwork.
* Documentation of sources bibliography, footnotes, endnotes, etc.
*Outside research information should be drawn from LA120 Module Text and at least ONE additional source:
* Professional web site (for example, a museum, research institute or university, NOT just Wikipedia!)
* Nonfiction book published within the last 50 years
* Professional art historical publication (magazine or journal, can be online)
Attached you will find a copy of the rubric I will use to evaluate (grade) your term paper. Reviewing it will help you understand what the paper should cover and how it will be graded. Below is a list of artworks that you may choose from to write your compare and contrast essay.
Essay * You MUST choose 2 images * The pair you choose must be drawn from DIFFERENT PERIOD STYLES. For example: You may compare a Romanesque artwork with a Gothic Artwork. However, you may NOT compare a Romanesque artwork with another artwork from the Romanesque period. It is important to choose 2 images that have a number of things in common as well as a number of unique aspects to compare. If you do not want to choose your own pair for comparison, a list of possible comparisons has been provided at the bottom of this page. If you are unsure about your choice or would like some general feedback before your begin writing, please email your instructor as soon as possible.
The Art of Late Antiquity
The Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs
Arch of Constantine
Colossal Head of Constantine
The Good Shepherd, painted ceiling from the catacomb of Sts. Peter and Marcellinus
The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
Old St. Peter's Basilica
Good Shepherd mosaic from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes mosaic from Sant' Apollinare Nuovo
St. Michael the Archangel, ivory diptych leaf
Justinian, Bishop, and Attendants mosaic from San Vitale
Theodora and Attendants mosaic from San Vitale
Lamentation Over the Dead Christ fresco from St. Pantaleimon
Carolingian and Romanesque Art
St. Matthew folio from the Ebbo Gospels
Crucifixion cover of the Lindau Gospels
Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne, Odo of Metz
Last Judgement, West Tympanum of St. Lazare
Ascension of Christ, Tympanum of La Madeleine
Gothic Art and Architecture
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Chartres Cathedral, Chartres
Royal Portal, West Facade of Chartres Cathedral
Virgin and Child with Angels, Stained Glass Window in Chartres Cathedral
Late Gothic Art in Italy
St. Francis Altarpiece by Bonaventura Berlinghieri
Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets by Cimabue Madonna
Enthroned by Giotto
The Arena Chapel Frescoes (Scrovegni Chapel) by Giotto
Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, Maesta Altarpiece by Duccio
Betrayal of Judas, Maesta Altarpiece by Duccio
by Simone Martini
The Birth of the Virgin by Pietro Lorenzetti
Allegory of Good Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Early Northern Renaissance Art
Deposition by Rogier Van der Weyden
Portrait of a Lady by Rogier Van der Weyden
Last Supper, Holy Sacrament Altarpiece by Dirk Bouts
Portinari Altarpiece by Hugo Van der Goes
(Merode Altarpiece) by Robert Campin
Ghent Altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck
Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride by Jan Van Eyck
Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
Early Italian Renaissance Art
Sacrifice of Isaac by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti
St. Mark by Donatello
St. George by Donatello
David by Donatello
Tribute Money by Masaccio
Expulsion of Adam and Eve by Masaccio
Holy Trinity by Masaccio
Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
by Fra Angelico
Madonna and Child with Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi
SOME SUGGESTED COMPARISONS: You may choose from one of the following suggested comparisons if you do not wish to make up your own
* Saint Sernin and Chartres Cathedral
* Vladimir Madonna and Madonna and Child with Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi.
(Merode Altarpiece) by Robert Campin and Holy Trinity by Masaccio
* Lamentation over the Dead Christ and Lamentation by Giotto
* Miracles of the Loaves and Fish and Annunciation
by Fra Angelico
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