Research Paper Assignment Description (Formal Analysis) and Comparison-Contras


Topic   Research Paper Assignment Description (Formal Analysis) and Comparison-Contrast
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The art that I choosed is Torso of a God, 1359–1349 BC. Egypt. Granodiorite. Museum purchase, M. H. de Young Endowment Fund. 54661. since this is a sculpture from the New Kingdom period, you can use it to compare and contrast the New Kingdom vs. the Amarna Period

Part 1: Introduce the Works Under Study by Discussing Their Style (4-6 pages)


Choose 1 or 2 key works related to the topic you have chosen. Describe the work(s) in as much detail as you can. Try to analyze how the artist achieves the final composition by carefully detailing how he/she utilizes the “formal” elements of the work (i.e. line, color, shapes or forms, mass and volume, light, texture, depth, balance, message, etc.) and how these work together to create the final composition. Discuss the content or meaning of the work. How has the artist manipulated and organized the artistic form to enhance and communicate meaning in the work? If you have chosen an architect, you will analyze the design, plan, structure, elevation, as well as the interior and exterior details and materials.

Part 2: Comparison-Contrast (3-4 pages)


Compare and/or contrast the work discussed in Part 1 with 1 or 2 “historical” works of Ancient art. The comparative works must be related in some way to the works of your artist/architect. For example, comparative works could be 1) influential on your artist’s style; or 2) by another artist/architect contemporary with yours, working in a similar or different style; or 3) by another artist/architect influenced by the style you analyzed in Part 1. The analysis would point out the significance of the similarities and/or differences. Your comparison pieces can be ones that are similar or very dissimilar in style, or content, or images. Note: Construct a smooth transition between Part 1 and Part 2. The two parts should be integrated. The main subject of the comparison-contrast and of the paper will be the main work/s. Consult the Barnet book A Short Guide to Writing About Art on writing comparison-contrast essays.

The complete paper will include the following:
1.Documentation: Identify all works of art discussed. Include title, artist, date, media, and dimensions (unless unknown), and publication information (if from a book/periodical/Web page).
2.Style Description/Formal Analysis: (See Part 1)
3.Compare and Contrast: (See Part 2)
4.Illustrations: Provide illustrations of all work discussed (inserted into the text of the paper or at the end).
5.Bibliography/List of References: Must contain at least two books (one of which can be the textbook) and two published articles. (The article can be accessed in a library full-text database, such as JSTOR, available with a SF Public Library Card. The CCSF Library also subscribes to several databases.)
6.Citations: Fully cite all information from outside sources. You may use MLA or other format.

This paper will be graded on:
◦The detail and depth of your research and analysis. A paper of the minimum length would pass, depending on quality, but would not earn an A or B.
◦How well you follow instructions specified here.
◦How well you demonstrate a college level standard in format, information, and style of presentation

The paper will be analytical, but supported by research in secondary sources, such as the textbook, published articles and books, and reliable Internet sources. MAKE SURE THE SOURCES IS RELIABLE.
I do not want to waste your time, I need to check on the reference and resouces lists before your begin writing the paper

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