Welcome to the third part of the midterm exam: the essays. They are due Sunday at Midnight PT.
Write an essay for each of the two images images posted be the instructor below. Post them together in one file here and at turnitin.com in order to receive credit.
Short essay 1 Stylistic Analysis (50 points)?
DIRECTIONS: For image A, write a short essay (1 & 1/2 – 2 pages double spaced, about 600-1000 words) discussing this work’s stylistic significance. Be sure to cover the following points in your essay and use and define appropriate class vocabulary. Include an introduction, use complete sentences, and end with a clear conclusion. -Identify the name of the work, artist and period/style -Describe and analyze the stylistic characteristics. -What are the key design features and why were they chosen? -What is the relationship between design and function and context? -Is it a good example of its period/style? Why or why not? -What art historical or architectural terminology can you use when discussing this work?
Short essay 2 Analysis of context/cultural significance. (50 points)
DIRECTIONS: For image B, write a short essay (1 & 1/2 – 2 pages, about 600-1000 words) discussing its cultural significance (its links to context). Be sure to cover the following points in your essay and include an introduction, use complete sentences, and end with a clear conclusion. -Identify the title of the work, the artist, and the period/style. -How does this work reflect its cultural, social, historical and/or political context? -What does the work tell us about the culture and the historical era that produced it? Why? Be specific and make connections whenever appropriate between style, function, subject matter and its context.
Note: you do not need to include in-text citation or a source list. Use primarily the module material and provided PDF readings.
You may want to review the art history topic definitions provided in the “Important information…” topic before composing your essays.
Be sure to write in original prose; any plagiarism will earn a score of zero with no chance to make up the grade.