arh132 survey of western art ii

  • Write a paper to analyze Anguissola’s “Holy Family” (c. 1600) or El Greco’s “Christ Carrying the Cross”(choose one of them), and make comparison with an artwork from PowerPoint (see attached).
  • Pay close attention to stylistic features (i.e., composition, color, use of light/shadow, perspective, figures, pose, gestures, et al). When selecting objects to compare the museum piece to, be discerning. That is, try to find objects that share more characteristics than not.
  • Organize the paper, which should be five to seven (5-7) pages in length, into an introductory paragraph, body, and conclusion. The introduction may include some genera information (e.g., historical, economic, cultural) about the object’s specific time period, the technique utilized to create the object, etc. More importantly, the introduction should include a thesis statement about the object’s overall aesthetic. Then organize the body in a logical, analytic fashion, and conclude the paper with some remarks about the significance of the object — that is, how it fits into a larger Renaissance to Rococo art historical framework.Remember, this is NOT a research paper; however, if you quote a source (e.g., a placard or web site from the museum), be sure to cite it.
  • See specific requrements from attached