She seems be firmly planted into the earth, and since she is looking at the left, her big features such as her waist define her.
The Venus de Milo had a band around her right bicep. She had earrings that were brutally stolen, ripping her ears away. Venus was noted for loving necklaces, so it is very possibly she would have had one. It is also possible she had a tiara and bracelets.
Two statues in the same region, have throughout history, changed in their style. Compare and Contrast Essay Most introductory art history classes will ask students to write a compare and contrast essay about two pieces — examples include comparing and contrasting a medieval to a renaissance painting.
You've read his biography, Noa, Noa and other sources for ideas to support your thesis. You can refer to the title s alone thereafter. Unless your paper is a biography of the person, most of your paper should be about art, not life. Make sure your arguments are constructed in a parallel fashion: Establish a sequence of information. Consider the paragraph a unit of information. Each paragraph should discuss one topic within the quantity of information you plan to cover.
Ideas for units of information or topics: appearance, medium and technique, narrative, iconography, history, artist's biography, patronage, etc. Iconography might require more than one paragraph, especially if your whole paper is about analyzing the iconography of a work of art.
Write about the connections between what you described in these analyses and what you declared in the thesis statement Follow the same sequence of ideas for the second artwork, building, artist, architect, critic, patron, etc. Follow the same sequence for the third artwork, building, artist, architect, etc.
You may also wish to keep an image of the object or objects in view as you write. Tracking down the resources After you analyze what type of assignment you have been given, you will need to review resources that will help you to answer that type of question.
The more theoretical the assignment, the more time you will spend reading journal articles and sometimes indirectly related books. Instead, suggest what those differences or similarities mean and analyze them on some level. Additional resources Several books have been written specifically to help you write a paper in art history. All are pretty widely available, so check your library and local bookstores: Acton, Mary.
Learning to Look at Paintings. New York: Routledge, Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. New York: Harper Collins College, Taylor, Joshua. Chicago: U of Chicago, Read Widely but Wisely Having understood the parameters of the question, the next task is to find a way of tackling it that does more than simply regurgitate the answers you find in standard textbooks.
While encyclopaedias and general textbooks are useful for gaining an initial overview of your topic, such reading does not count as citable research.
The bulk of your reading should concentrate on specialised books and scholarly articles. Art historians, like historians in general, must be sceptical. This means examining your sources critically and comparatively. As an art history student, you should weigh up the evidence used by a range of scholars and avoid over-reliance on particular texts or authors.
Writing the analysis: Develop a strong interpretive thesis about what you think is the overall effect or meaning of the image. Ground your argument in direct and specific references to the work of art itself. Describe the image in specific terms and with the criteria that you used for the analysis. For example, a stray diagonal from the upper left corner leads the eye to Create an introduction that sets the stage for your paper by briefly describing the image you are analyzing and by stating your thesis.
Explain how the elements work together to create an overall effect.
.Most Art Historians will ask for footnotes in the Chicago style. Evidence — In Art History essays, there are several forms of evidence you might rely on. Unless your paper is a biography of the person, most of your paper should be about art, not life.
Most Art Historians will ask for footnotes in the Chicago style. Butler had to go pay bills, you can tell this by the distasteful look on his face and that his pockets are stuffed with bills and papers. Research papers range from theoretic studies to critical histories. The list of sources cited in the bibliography of your textbook if you have one may provide another way to understand the various approaches in art history.
Stylistic analysis You may be asked to look at an object and talk about style. Research papers range from theoretic studies to critical histories. Follow the same sequence for the third artwork, building, artist, architect, etc. If not, try to fix it!
Generally speaking, if you find yourself telling a story, the likelihood is that you have drifted from the point. As you will quickly see from the page length of the assignment, your instructor expects a highly detailed description of the object. For example, why do things such as a small dog in a painting in early Northern Renaissance paintings represent sexuality? Start by reading the assignment carefully to see what is being asked see our handout on understanding assignments for further tips. Stele of Naram-sin, Sippar Found at Susa c.
Make a list of your sources at the end of the paper. Your job is to figure out and describe, explain, and interpret those decisions and why the artist may have made them. Continue Reading.
The more detailed your outlines, the more they help! However, in some courses, particularly in Modern Art courses, you may be asked to look beyond or through the object toward theoretical, historical, or social contexts of the object, artist, or time period. Limestone, height 6'6" Compare: Stele, relief sculpture, Example of propaganda because the ruler like the Stele of Hammurabi shows his power through divine authority, Naramsin is the main character due to his large size, depiction of land in background, etc. The Venus from head to toe is six feet seven inches tall. DO NOT write that art history is wonderful and you've learned a lot.
What effect is produced by their juxtaposition Use the criteria provided by your professor to complete your analysis. The bulk of your reading should concentrate on specialised books and scholarly articles. You should be able to connect every paragraph in your essay to this idea. Barnet, Sylvan.