Select an artist from those listed here:
Caterina van Hemessen
Jan van Eyck
Rogier van der Weyden
Peter Paul Rubens
Anthony Van Dyck
Rembrandt van Rijn
Maria van Oosterwyck
Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun
Sarah Miriam Peale
Mary of Burgundy Painter
Emily Mary Osborn
Lady Elizabeth Butler
Susan Macdowell Eakins
You will write a report on a painting by the artist you selected (not a drawing).
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You must reference at least 2 books and 2 databases when you write this report. You must bring the 2 books you used for your report to class on the day the report is due (this means you have to check them out from the library). If you need help in the library, just ask! They are super nice, and want to help you out!
– Remember to always mark the titles of artworks with “quotes” or italics.
– Remember to refer to artists by their last names after your first reference to them by full name. (We don’t call William Shakespeare “William” – we call him “Shakespeare”)
– Always check your paper against these 11 writing tips for college writers.
Your report must cover:
- Title, date, media and dimensions of the work you are discussing. Remember to always mark the titles of works in italics or with quotes.
- You must include an IMAGE of the work.
- Discuss the subject/form/content of the work.
Subject = The objects depicted in the work of art
Form = HOW are the objects are depicted
Content = the impact/meaning (the form of the subject gives us content)
- Discuss the formal elements/principles used in the work
Elements = line, shape, value, color, proportion/scale, texture
Principles = balance, repetition/rhthym, proximity, contrast, focus/emphasis, unity/harmony, movement/direction, depth
- Discuss the context.
artist’s bio, the time/place it was made, is the work part of a larger narrative?, is it part of an architectural setting that may or may not be present?, where was the work originally intended to be shown?, etc.
Form of the report:
– size 12 Times New Roman font, double spaced, minimum of 500 words
– put your name at the top of your report
– at the end of your report, create a works cited for the books/databases you used
– Submit the report on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document.
Databases to check out:
– Biography in Context
– Films on Demand
– Credo Reference
– Issues & Controversies
– Oxford Art Online
– Pop Culture Universe
– Project Muse
[To access the library’s databases, log onto any on-campus computer, then go to the library homepage. They have a link to databases on their homepage – this will take you to a big list that includes the ones I have listed here]
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