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At the museum, you may select any object that intrigues you.Requirements:o 3-5 typed, double-spaced pages (approximately 800-1300 words for onestudent, approximately 1700 words for groups of two students,approximately 2000 words for groups of three students)o proper grammar, spelling, and punctuationo a visual image of the art work – a post card, photograph, or your ownsketcho an introduction, body, and conclusion, if you are writing a standard essay(not required for a creative response)o all titles of buildings and artwork should be underlined or in italicso a bibliography/works cited page with at least three sources (Wikipedia,, and similar sources may be used, but they cannot be countedas one of the three sources)o MLA format should be used for all bibliographic entrieso Sources in Bibliography/Works Cited page should be in alphabeticalordero footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical notes if citations are required (seeexamples below)o responses to, and intellectual analysis using the questions belowpaper should be submitted to (class id: 22237710 enrollmentkey: Pasturel)o paper must also be submitted to me as a hard copy if you would liketo have comments on your paper. If you only want to see your grade,and do not need comments, you only need to post your paper, and do not need to submit a hard copyo On, please title your paper with the subject about which youare writingo Ticket stub/receipt stapled to your paper. If you have an annual pass,staple a photocopy to your paper. If you visit the Stanford Museum or theAnderson Collection, which are free, staple a thin pamphlet from themuseum to your paper.o Paper should be stapled. No paper clips.Items to avoid:o no plastic covers (paper cover sheet is fine, if desired)o do not place your paper in my mailboxo no plagiarizing – trust your own eyes and your own words!o regurgitation of information found in sourceso incorrect use of its/it’s, their/there/they’reo Wikipedia: While this source can be helpful, it should only be utilized asa basic introduction to your subject. I expect you to consult morescholarly and reliable information for this college-level paper.o no late papers!Some of the questions listed below will require you to do research. You mustacknowledge any quotes, indirect quotes, or ideas other than your own in notes. Thesenotes may be included in the text of your paper, or in the form of end notes, parentheticalnotes, or footnotes. Despite the notes you chose to use, they must all include the author’sname, the title of the book (or article), and the pertinent page numbers. In addition tonotes, a bibliography is required of any sources used, which does include your textbook.Please use the formats below:Sample Bibliography entry:Kleiner, Fred S., Christin J. Mamiya, and Richard G. Tansey. Gardner’s Art Through theAges: The Western Perspective, volume I, twelfth edition. Belmont:Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.Sample footnote:Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya, and Richard G. Tansey, Gardner’s ArtThrough the Ages (Fort Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001), p. 111.Sample website:National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. “AngelicaKauffmann.”Mod.23Jul1997. (6June2000) is a good source to assist you with the compilation of yourBibliography.You will be asked to express some of your own opinions in the process of analyzing thework. You may never have written a paper of this sort before, and you thus may feel thatyour opinions or words do not sound as profound as those of the author’s of your book, orof any other books you should choose to utilize. Trust your own eyes and your ownwords.The following questions should be taken into consideration when analyzing the work, andthey should be used as a guideline when you are writing your paper.1) Identify the work. Who is the artist? The title? The date? Do you know the medium(material) that was used?2) If the artist is known, are we aware of anything about his or her life or personality thatmay have effected his/her creation of the work?3) What is the subject depicted? Is the subject recognizable to you? Do you think itwould have been recognizable to the people during the time in which it was created? Arethere any symbols apparent? If so, what are they? Are they symbols which areunderstandable to you, or to the people in the society in which the piece was made?4) What are the formal elements of the piece? Are there any lines, shapes, colors, lights,or shadows that are particularly important in an analysis? How about space and texture?Are any of these features utilized by the artist? If so, describe how.5) Do you feel that unity was important to the artist? In other words, is there variety,balance, scale, proportion, and rhythm in the work? Is there a particular focal point thatcatches your eye? What is it, and how did the artist emphasize it as a focal point?*6) During what time period and where was the work created? Discuss what was goingon in the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres at the time it was produced whichmay, or may not have effected its production.7) Choose one other painting/sculpture in the museum or in your textbook, or from class,or online, and compare and contrast them in terms of the time period in which they werepainted, the medium, the subject, and the significance they hold in the history of art.How does the piece fit into the history of art? Compare the two pieces by discussing howthey are similar, different, typical, or uncharacteristic of the periods in which they wereproduced. Note: both works should have elements in common and elements about themthat are different. To compare two works means to discuss their similarities, and tocontrast two works means to analyze the differences. For example, if you were studyingthe medium, both may have been painted in oil paint, but how does each artist handle thepaint? How is it applied to the canvas? Is it smooth? Rough? Does the artist attempt toachieve textural effects, or the effect of weather, or a mood through the use of the paint?