Help Writing a Research Paper

Help Writing a Research Paper

Help Writing a Research Paper

Help Writing a Research Paper

ART 110-001-003

Instructor: Crystal Vicars-Pugh

Email: vicarspughc@uindy.edu

DUE: ART110-001 and ART 110-02 March 19, 2014

ART 110-003 March 20, 2014

ART 110 Critical Analysis Essay: Compare and Contrast

This writing assignment is meant to enhance your understanding of class vocabulary, as

well as demonstrate your ability to research and form in-depth educated opinions when

comparing two works of art.

This project counts for a major part of your grade. You MUST visit the IMA (4000

Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208(317) 923-1331) to complete the project. If you do

not have a ride, we will announce in class and try to find one for you. Make sure you

have a staff member at the counter PRINT OFF A TICKET for you. You are required to

submit your ticket, and a brochure with your paper.

Choose one artwork on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), and one artwork

from your textbook. I have provided you with a list of artworks to choose from. These

artworks will need to be thematically and/or stylistically related (i.e.: landscapes,

portraits, religious subjects, historical monuments, art movements, etc.).

Write an essay (3-4 double spaced pages using 12 point font) All assignments must

include a title page and a works cited page that cites our textbook and at least two other

sources (NO Wikipedia). You will be comparing and contrasting the formal treatment

(see the Gathering Information template) and iconography of each work. Be sure to

identify each object by indicating the artist, title, and date of production. Your essay

should address how similarities and differences contribute to your understanding of each

work’s meaning or artistic significance.

SOURCES: You must use viable sources. Such sources include, Oxford Art online

database, ARTSTOR, MyUINDY library and DATABASE, ARTCHIVE, and other

educational or museum sites.

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 TITLE PAGE: Please title your paper with the names of the work of artworks you

are discussing. Make sure to always Italicize titles of artworks. Your title page

will also include your name, my name, the date and the class you are in: Art

Appreciation 110-00?

 Introduction: Introduce the two artworks you will compare and contrasting.

Your introduction will also need to state where you observed the artworks

(museum and textbook). You will want introduce the reader to your overall

experience at IMA. Your introduction will also need have a thesis statement that

you will recap in your conclusion.

 Discuss the FORMAL PROPERTIES of your selections- size, materials,

technique, color, and any other details about its physical attributes. Don’t forget

to tell whether the artwork is a painting,

 ARTISTS: Please include a few brief words about the artists’ involvement or

commission for the work of art as well as their contribution the art movement and

style- not an entire biography.

ART 110-001-003

Instructor: Crystal Vicars-Pugh

Email: vicarspughc@uindy.edu

DUE: ART110-001 and ART 110-02 March 19, 2014

ART 110-003 March 20, 2014

 Please provide the CONTEXT of the work of art- its culture of origin, time period

or art movement, religion if applicable and artist information if available.

 Be sure to DESCRIBE the look of the artworks in your own words as much as

possible. Be specific, as though you were explaining it over the phone to

someone who couldn’t see it. When discussing the work of art at the IMA you

must note in the paper the artwork next to or near the work of art you are

describing. Classify the work; is it Representational, Abstract, or Non-

Representation? What is the subject matter and/or the content of the work of art?

Also, analyze the work of art. Artists don’t generally emphasize all the elements

of art equally. Use the provided Gathering Information template to collect

information on the elements and principles of art. If the artist emphasizes SCALE

(principle of design), then talk about scale, etc. Discuss the artist(s) intent for the

artwork. Does the artist achieve their intent? Does the artwork visually explain

what it was intended to? Refer back to chapter one where the text discusses the

roles of artists to help with your judgment.

 Analyze your work of art for any SYMBOLISM or Iconography. Research

should guide you in this if you select a work of art from a time or cultural we

haven’t studied yet.

 It may be interesting to provide a HISTORY of the work itself and any restoration

efforts. (If known)

 Next, please tell the reader what inspired you to pick these two works. Why did

they speak to you? The look? A religious or emotional connection? Travel

experience? You tell me.

 CONCLUSION: the conclusion should summarize and restate your thesis

statement.

ART 110-001 and ART 110-002: Critical Analysis Essays are due in class for on March

19, 2014. You will also electronically turn your paper in on myartslab in the Writing

Space folder in the Formal Analysis Paper assignment tab on March 19, 2014. Failure

to do booth will result in a FAILING grade for the assignment. Papers handed in late in

class and on myartslab receive a reduced grade. Research writing assignments will NOT

be accepted after April 8, 2013.

ART 110-003: Critical Analysis Essays are due in class for on March 20, 2014. You will

also electronically turn your paper in on myartslab in the Writing Space folder in the

Formal Analysis Paper assignment tab on March 19, 2014. Failure to do booth will

result in a FAILING grade for the assignment. Papers handed in late in class and on

myartslab receive a reduced grade. Research writing assignments will NOT be accepted

after April 9, 2013.

Hurricane by John Marin

Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock

Almuallem

Professor’s Name

Art Appreciation 110-00

Art is truly defined as a cynosure for eyes because a beautiful painting can have a soothing

effect on our heart and soul. May be the artists also add a part of their heart and soul in their

paintings, and therefore the effect of artwork is so strong. I was particularly impressed by a

painting I saw at IMA museum, it was rightfully called the Hurricane, and it was created by John

Marin. I had come across a similar method of painting in the book too. On page 145 of the

textbook, John Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm appears similar to Hurricane. Both the paintings are

artworks that depict abstract expressionism. If looked at a distance, both paintings give the

appearance of haphazardly mixed colors, but if we give a closer look and concentrate we can see

a pattern forming and can recognize the shapes and forms and look through the eyes of the

painter. The painters have used their unique strokes to present their views of a stormy hurricane

and the rhythmic patterns of autumn season in their respective paintings.

Every painting is unique in its own way, and Marin’s Hurricane and Pollock’s Autumn

Rhythm also have some unique features. Marin’s Hurricane is one of the American collections in

the IMA museum. It was created in 1944 and the artist has used oil on canvas to create the

painting. There are some descriptions of the painting as l. r. Marin 44 and the size of the painting

is 25 *30 in. 30* 35 ¼ * 2 ¼ in. The frenzied thick paint work in the backdrop of the white

canvas creates a fabulous effect of a hurricane or an upcoming storm in the sea. Marin’s

landscapes show the influence of cubism because of the flattened space of the picture. Natural

beauty also affected Marin and this is clearly visible in his painting (Hurricane , 2014). Pollock’s

Autumn Rhythm is one of the drip paintings created by the artist in 1950. The material used to

create this wonderfully effective painting is enamel on canvas. The size of the painting is

105*207 in. (266.7*525.8 cm). The easel was not kept erect, but was lying down when this

abstract painting was created. The unorthodox style of painting used by the artist is clearly

visible in the painting. A thinned paint was applied to the unprimed canvas and then the pigment

was dripped, poured, drippled, flicked, scumbled and splattered on the flat-lying canvas (Autumn

John Marin, an American painter, was born in New Jersey. He tried his hand in different art

forms like architecture and etchings, and then he was influenced by Impressionism and Post-

Impressionism. Later he tried his hand in modern art and started creating views of New York,

which he named as Weehawkin series. He used water colors and oils in his paintings, and was a

master of both. His special style lines in using lines to create objects and different planes that

suggest movement. His love for nature is clearly visible in most of his paintings as well as in the

Hurricane (Fort, 2009). John Pollock, a modern American artist, tried his hand in versatile styles

of painting. He is one of the pioneers of the Abstract Expressionism. His colors display his inner

feelings and spread around the canvas in a similar style. This artist underwent a troublesome

period, and at one time was also called as one of the haughtiest painters, but in front of the

canvas or rather while sitting near the canvas, his hand used to create miracles. It is said that

while creating Autumn Rhythm he did not use the typical brushes, but made use of knives, sticks

and trowels to create the magical effect. He was also inspired by symbolism and Native Art of

America. He used numbers and dates as titles of his paintings because he felt that the symbolic

titles were misleading. He tried to paint in black and white, but the method did not succeed. With

his growing depression and frustration, the artist became more and more alcoholic, but he still

created one of his best works, “The Deep”, and in his final years shifted back to his favorite drip

method (Jackson Pollock Biography, 2013).

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