The Baroque period and the Postmodern era

The Baroque period and the Postmodern era

Choose 3 works of art from 3 artists from the Baroque period through the Postmodern era. Your 3 works of art should come from the time periods or art movements covered in the readings from Unit 4 and Unit 5. This assignment will have 6 Sections (A–F). Section A contains the criteria for the 3 works you will choose; Sections B–F will be the actual sections that must be contained in your paper.
Work 1 – Sandro Botticelli. Birth of Venus. c. 1480.
Work 2 – Masaccio. The Holy Trinity. Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy. 1425.
Work 3 – Giotto di Bondone. Lamentation. Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy. c. 1305.
The book is Prebles’ Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts, Tenth Edition

Section A
• The 3 artworks chosen must be of the same style or time period. (3 Baroque, 3 Impressionist, 3 Abstract Expressionist, etc.)
• Your 3 works of art should have a similar theme. (3 landscapes, 3 works that focus on religious content, etc.)
• Out of the 3 works of art by the 3 artists selected, you must choose at least 2 works from 2 artists discussed in the textbook.
• If you decide to choose 1 work of art that is not from the textbook, the artist must be discussed in the text. Begin your search by reviewing artists in the text. Then, you can search other Internet sources for his or her other works of art.
Section B
In your paper, include a description of the works, including the style. Describe basic facts as well as the visual appearance of the work.
• What does the viewer see?
• Where are key figures located?
• What tells you that the work is of a particular style?
Section C
You will include a summary of the artists’ personal philosophies of art (if they can be found in published sources) and the prevailing trends and schools of thought in the art world at the time and in the place the artist was working. For instance, discuss what was taking place in each artist’s city, country, and church that may have provoked a reaction from the artist or the greater society. Include any information that might help the reader understand the artist’s point of view or why the artist made his or her choices in this work of art.
Section D
Include an explanation of how the works fit into the context of the time period.
You will need to use the library to learn about the artists. In the library, complete the following steps:
1. Click "Find Articles and Books"
2. Search for artist’s name, time period or art movement, or title of the work of art.
3. Click "Find Web Resources."
4. Click "General Studies."
5. Click "Art."
Submit the following with your rough draft:
• A cover page
• A fully developed rough draft that addresses Sections A–D, including an introductory paragraph (with a thesis statement), body, and conclusion
• A list of references
• Images of the 3 works of art that you chose
Important Note: At least 2 works of art that you choose must be from your textbook, and you must choose works by 3 different artists.
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