|The Final Exam (Spring 2012) due
April 25th, by 5PM. Submit
through the Assignment Dropbox in CourseDen ONLY. No submissions
will be accepted outside the stated time and place.
- Select 3 pairs from among the choices
of pairs listed below for Compare and Contrast essays.
You should consider
carefully how each of the works fits into its period, cultural, or stylistic
sure that you are being very specific. How does
each work function within the society and its period? Are there narrative ideas at play
that are comparable in the two? Do they mark an important historical
moment? Are there ways to compare them according to style or technique?
You should prepare to write a well-developed comparison/contrast type essay,
thoroughly discussing how they embody noteworthy distinctions between the
periods and styles, and discussing their approaches to the creation
and use of art. Especially note ways in
which they reflect American
artistic and/or cultural ideas or movements, and the influences at play.
Discuss the artist, his/her training, career, purposes, influences,
&C&C, as appropriate. Consider, as usual,
the standard questions for Compare and
Contrast, which appear on any exam and state the point(s) of the comparison; First, identify both
works in the pair, in list form, by the
artist, and date, using the following format:
NOTE : There
is NO CREDIT for ID information unless it is presented in list form,
- at the
beginning of your essay, using this format
A pair is one
to the LEFT and one to the RIGHT of the same number. Number your
choices: 1, 2, 3, etc.
Location, ONLY if architecture
or architectural decoration:
For each of those pairs, fully identify the
works, using the following scheme: (you can cut and paste into your
Please do not reverse the left and right as shown
Do not give museum
information, it is irrelevant
Then, for that pair of slides, write a
UNIFIED essay, using complete sentences, in which you discuss
the works in
relationship to one other. Also
consider: media, size, location, etc., as appropriate.
To formulate your essays, you should use your notes from class, the data in your text, any film or CourseDen-linked
web material and, your own thoughtful consideration of the works and issues in art-historical terms.
This is not a research project. DO NOT USE WEB MATERIAL other than that linked to our course
(Armory Show site) -- it will result in a ZERO for the exam and ZERO for the course.
For any sources that you do use, cite your sources.
Write a really full discussion for each. Prepare in MSWord (only). Type,
Pay attention to grammar, word choices, clarity,
conciseness. (DSW class -- you will be graded on writing)
File title: lastnamefirstinitialfinal.doc. ex: jonesr3260final.doc
Submit only one file. If you submit
multiple files, only one will be graded.
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