annunciation

 

annunciation

 

i selected 2 paintings that depict the same narrative, and prepared some background research on the two works. In part 3, we take the analysis of the 2 works into a
comparison of formal characteristics, devices, techniques used to create each work, and we explore the historical or contextual reasons for those differences. In part
1 we focused on what is depicted in these works. Now, we move on to the next questions: how is the narrative represented, and why is it depicted in this way? paper
must include the following !!! Research essay: word count 1250 words (+/- 100 words; this does not include citations, captions, Works Cited, title, etc)  Color
illustrations with captions: see Pt 1 for format, and make sure any errors from pt 1 are corrected  Works Cited: a complete list, in MLA 8th ed. formats, that
includes all of the sources you cite in the paper. THE PAPER: Introduction: present your thesis in a brief paragraph (200 words, ish)- what is your paper going to
demonstrate? What is the underlying theme of the paper that ties the components or paragraphs together? This is not a point by point outline of what will follow in the
body of the paper (that becomes repetitive and unnecessary filler). It is a concise statement that prepares the reader by re-introducing the works you will study, the
stylistic periods and narratives (do not repeat the summary of the narrative- you have provided that already) and what the goals are. Body: Here you present a clear
formal, and iconographic comparison of the two works- in what aspects do they differ, in what points are they similar, and what contextual information supports or
explains the significance of that choice. Your points of comparison should be developed initially by your observations (what do you see when you really look
carefully?) and then explored, developed and supported through research. Identify how they are different or similar, and then find an account for why the artist
depicted it that way Example: One of your chosen works represents the subject with a gold background. The other represents the subject in a relatively believable
landscape. What cultural influence accounts for this difference? How does it change the way the viewer interprets the subject, and the understanding of the narrative
or figures represented? Conclusion: a brief statement (100 words, ish) that should reference your thesis. Again, not a point by point reminder of what you just
discussed, but drawing attention back again to what your thesis was demonstrates that your paper did meet the goals of discussion and examination set out in the
introduction. Please avoid grand (but often empty) statements such as, “This work of renaissance art has stood the test of time,” or “Religious art was significant to
the renaissance, and this painting is no exception.” These do not demonstrate individuality in your writing, they render the paper as somewhat dull and unimaginative,
and it undermines the engagement you are trying to achieve with your reader Your Works Cited should contain the following (at a minimum):  1 encyclopedia or survey
text (either H&F, or an encyclopedia entry)  2 books (monographs or anthologies)  2 articles from scholarly periodicals  1 source for narrative (from Pt 2) Art
encyclopedias: the best choice here is the Grove Art Online, one of the more detailed sources in the Oxford Art Online database collection. Do not use Britannica or
Artcyclopedia and similar ‘reference material you might find through a Google search. This will cost you marks. Art History survey texts: These are general sources
that look briefly at a considerable variety of subjects, and periods. They can be an excellent starting point- but do not make the mistake of relying on art history
survey books to write your paper. If you do use one, a good choice is our own textbook. Monographs and/or Anthologies: Monographs are works that focus on a single
subject, such as an artist or group of artists (Florentine painters and sculptors), a work on a stylistic period (Renaissance art), or perhaps a medium (Fresco
painting in Italy). An anthology is a collection of essays, written by a number of authors, but working with a similar theme or subject (a collection of individual
papers on Northern renaissance art). *Avoid Google books unless you have checked with me first. Google books are often incomplete, which means that context and
information is clipped- this can result in a very skewed (or just outright wrong) interpretation of what you have read. Articles: these are essays, published in
journals and periodicals, that focus on a narrower question. Articles often provide us with detailed information, and again, focused toward a directed question or
thesis. Your selection of articles must come from peer-reviewed sources that are discipline specific (Time magazine, or the New Yorker for example are not ok for
this). Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, are excellent examples of the kind of periodicals you should consult. To find articles, look in the article
databases listed in the electronic resources page of the library website (library.acad.ca). *Articles from journals and e-zines that you can access through Google are
not accepted for his assignment.