On the midterm exam, you discussed two images separately and then compared and contrasted them in a separate section. Think of this final paper as
drawing those three parts together in one paper. You will still discuss each image separately and you will still have a separate section for your
The only differences here are:
1. You will have a unifying introduction and conclusion that draws your paper together.
2. You will use outside resources to support and enrich your information, etc.
Here is what your paper should look like
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TIPS For Discussing Individual Images n Fo “C Ion
Introduce the images
Develop a thesis statement; this tells the
CULTURAL ooNrrExrr: reader what the paper is going to be about.
what country? where was it made? e.g. As we will see lay examining these images, l3icasso and
What was going oh historically? Matisse share similar influences and some similar
ideas or philosophies ihiltiohoihg artists? approaches and yet their artistic goals and resultant
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Other artists/art movements influential? Just like
PART I on
Fully discuss first image in terms of its cultural
STYLE context and stylistic significance. (see sidebar)
Materials? Just like
Theme? What’s the work about? PART ii on
How does the artist use color? Shape? the Midterm;
Representational? Non Objective? Fully discuss second image in terms of its
(use relevant Vocabulary!) cultural context & stylistic significance. (sidebar)
CONNECT CONTEXT AND Just like
STYLE! PART III on
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t e Sty e t at We ope ‘ Consider any relevant similarities and / or
differences in the artists’ beliefs and goals.
If the historical period is significantly similar or
RELATE TO THE SPECIFIC IMAGE! different, discuss that as well.
How does the image reflect the Consider basic formal differences: such as
Cont€Xt and SW13? Why is it 3 80051 mediums and materials used, color, shape, line,
example of its art movement? em
Conclusion; tie back into the thesis.
e.g. As we can see from this analysis, while Picasso and Matisse
were both influenced by Cezanne and African art, and while both
artists wanted to emphasize the 2-dimensional nature of the
canvas, their artistic goals led them to create very difierent
works of art.
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