For your written assignment you need to compare and contrast two works of art or architecture from two different time periods/styles.
You will want to choose works of art that you will have enough information on and that you can clearly identify several similarities and differences.
Things to focus on- Iconography, style, medium, size, significance (first free-standing nude sculpture), artist, period, region, context, formal qualities (line, shape color, texture, composition etc.), patron, find spot, and current location.
The paper will be docked you don’t write 3 full pages. 75% of a page gets only 75% of the grade etc.
Intro 1 -art/architecture 1 background- Name, date, medium, size, significance/history/purpose, location etc. This is the set up for the paper. You will need to tell the backstory. What is it and why is it special. What was the significance for that period in art history?
Intro 2 -art/architecture 2 background. Same as Intro 1
Compare and contrast– How are they similar and how are they different? This is the meat of the paper and you could compare and contrast everything. In Art History we leave no stone unturned.
Clear Intro 20
Compare similarities 40
Contrast differences 40
Follows format guidelines 20
Spelling and grammar 10
Total= 150 points
Works cited page is not required. Remember if you are using sources to back up your response then you should cite your sources. If you are using quotations you should always cite your sources. This is a good habit to get into, so you don’t plagiarize. MLA is acceptable.
Plagiarism will not tolerated and will get you an automatic F. If I suspect that a paper has been plagiarized I will scan through or Google searches the text.