Compare and contrast essay , that investigates how 2 images from different periods with different artistic styles and different cultural contexts illustrate a particular theme in art.

Images :
-” Gallic chieftain killing himself and his wife”. from Pergamon, 230 -220 B.C.E, Hellenistic Art, Greek Period.
links : http://kong.lib.usf.edu:8881/R/VK1GQSKRUE189DHRP6PQAM33RYHA4GBP1H397B786Y4VN61CSS-00329?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=92539&local_base=GEN01&pds_handle=GUEST

-”Suicide of Judas and Crucufixion of Christ”, ivory plaque from a casket,420, in Late Antiquity ( Early Christian Art )
Links :http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/p/panel_from_an_ivory_casket_th.aspx

Directions :
Compare and contrast essay , that investigates how 2 images from different periods with different artistic styles and different cultural contexts illustrate a particular theme in art.

Including the fllowing components :
– Introduction with a clear, controlling idea ( thesis statement)
– Image identification ( name of image, artist, and period of the work)
– Analysis of style ( descriptive and analytical), function ( purpose, symbolism) and cultural context ( how social, political and religious conditions influence design)
– Comparative structure (to compare is to discuss how the images are simlilar, and to contrast is to discuss how the images different)
– Clonclusion
– List of sources cited ( used at least 3 sources total)

Sources : use at least 3 addition to class notes:
– Art History textbooks such as Gardner’s, Jasen’s, or Schneider-Adams
– Art History periodicals, such as The Art Bulletin
– Professsional websites, such as museum and gallery sites or Art History websites from universities

Evalution :
Essay will be graded on :
-Critical Thinking & Analysis 35%
-Cultural Context 25%
-Stylistic Characteristics 25%
-Research & MLA citations 10%
-Writing Mechanics 5%

The fllowing is a list of issues to consider in your analysis :
– culture/artist ( who produced it?)
– period/ style ( when and where was it produced?)
– function/ symbolism/themes ( what was its purpose? why was it produced? what sympolic meaning or message does it convey to viewer? )
– physical context ( how was it used? how does it relate to its environmet? where was it located? )
– medium/ material ( what is it made of )
– scale ( what size is it ? )
– subject matter ( who or what is the subject? doesnt apply to architecture )
– sacred or secular ( is it religious or non-religious in function and/ or subject?)
– stylistic conventions (abstract/realistic?) ( what reoccuring techniques, devices or motifs are used? how are the figures and forms rendered? )
– cultural context ( what was going on historically, socially, politically, and religiously during the priod in which it was produced? )

Be sure to employ specific art historical terms from your vocabulary list in your essay comparison.

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