Analysis Paper Assignment Instructions
Overview
The
student will write a 2 page research-based paper in current MLA format that
focuses on analyzing a work of art. The paper must include at least 3 references
in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.
Instructions
Choose 1 of the artworks listed below (they
are also listed in the Analysis Paper Assignment Resources below the
link to these instructions) and develop a 2 page analysis paper that focuses on
the principles and elements of art creation as they are used in the chosen
piece.
1.
Dr. Gachet
Van Gogh,
Vincent. Dr. Gachet. Painting. Britannica ImageQuest.
1890.
2.
Reflection of the Big Dipper
Pollock,
Jackson. Reflection of the Big Dipper. Painting. Britannica ImageQuest. 1946.
3.
Arnolfini Wedding
Eyck, Jan van. Arnolfini
Wedding. Painting. Britannica ImageQuest. 1434.
The format for the paper must follow the basic
guidelines below:
Introduction/General
Information:
Include all pertinent information about the piece, artist, medium, size,
subject, art movement, etc.
Brief
Description:
What is the subject matter? What do you see?
Analysis: Describe, as best
you can, the artist’s technique used in the piece.
Conclusion: Your own informed opinion about the work.
What you say here must be supported by your analysis above.
Reference
Page: Reference
page with at least 3 sources.