I’m working on a art Research Paper and need a sample draft to help me learn.
YOU ARE DOING THE 750 WORDS .. THE STUDENT WILL PREPARE THE SLIDES THE OUTLINE OF THE SLIDES WILL ALSO HELP YOU IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT TO DO IN THE 750 WORDS VERY WELL
This essay fulfills the course requirement to conduct written research on a work of art or architecture, as seen in person. This work of art or architecture must be from the period covered in the course. Your topic does not have to be covered in the textbook, but it should be from the period of 1300 – Present. In your paper, you must provide a clear thesis and demonstrate your support for that thesis in your research.
This assignment combines the required skills necessary for investigating a work of art, and the necessity of actually seeing those objects to that research. Therefore, in this assignment, you will be required to write about a work of art you have seen in person. For area museums that you can visit, access the Sources of Museum Visit link below.
If you live outside of Northern Virginia or the Washington, DC Metro area, please contact your instructor for approval or ideas for museum visits in your area. You will need approval from your instructor to use online museum collections in lieu of an on-site visit.
Referring to the museum catalog and/or label information (what contextualizes the important facts about the work of art), your research will expand upon one Important aspect of the work you learned from the museum.
- 750 – 1000 words
- 3 to 4 FULL pages, double-spaced and typed, in 12pt. font
- Images should be submitted separately
- at least 3 sources (other than your text)
You must use this Research Resource Guide(Links to an external site.) to access the following credible academic sources on the basis of your research:
Websites and encyclopedic entries will not be counted as appropriate research sources. What is provided for you through the Research Resource Guide are the required, credible, peer-reviewed sources you will need for this assignment. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of any of your sources, please ask the instructor.
- You must provide a clear thesis, which addresses an important aspect of the museum’s context of the work. For example, the museum text may discuss a work of art’s relation to social and political ideas within society when it was created it. If it discusses the artist’s biography, you may discuss how the work of art related directly to that biography.
- Provenance is the history of ownership. In addressing provenance, you answer: Was the work commissioned and why? If not, why was it made? What were the artist’s intentions? Provenance is also an important aspect you will find in the museum’s information.
- How do factors like the historical context and location shape the meaning of the work?
- You must also discuss style. Remember that in discussing style, you are often referring to a period style or regional style. In order to discuss style, you must utilize formal analysis to communicate the work’s key features. Give attention to the materials and techniques the artist used to effectively communicate their ideas. Those materials and techniques are also particular to time and place.
- The possibilities are endless, but you must demonstrate that you understand the existing and accepted interpretations of a work of art architecture. This essay should be thoughtfully responsive to the museum’s research you encountered in your visit, and you will be expanding upon, or even arguing against, previous research.
- You must include MLA(Links to an external site.) citation style, with endnotes and a complete bibliography on two separate pages at the end of the paper. A full resource guide to MLA citation is also included in the Research Resource Guide.
Earlier in the class, you researched a work of art or architecture and discussed your findings in a Research Essay. Research Powerpoint will compile the important points of your research into a presentation for your classmates.
You will lead a bullet-point discussion on the style, context, content, purpose of your chosen work and offer some insight into the use of formal analysis. During your discussion, you should not only introduce the basic facts of the work but give consideration to the following:
- Provenance: was the work commissioned and why? If not, why was it made? What were the artist’s intentions?
- What are the interpretations of the work?
- How do factors like the historical context, location, artist biography, shape the meaning of the work?
- Remember that in discussing style you may refer to a period, region, or personal style.
You may also include any other methodology for discussion that you think applies or is interesting, such as a psychological analysis, a feminist response, politics, science, etc.
You may choose any application to create your presentation, but it must be in the format of a slide show and saved as a .ppt or .pptx file. Your presentation must include both images and bullet points to explain your artwork.
This is an observational project. Your observations should be illuminated by the material from class, but outside research is required and should be utilized through the Research Resource link. Research findings must be properly cited and must be properly credited in your last slide. Please use MLA format.
A typical project will spend the first 5 slides describing both the content and the form of the artwork in detail using at least 5 terms learned in class (ie. sculpture in the round, complementary colors, abstraction, etc.) and possibly providing some background about the artist (but not more than 1 slide).
You should address how the form and content are interacting (ie. Does the artist’s choice of medium enhance or detract from the narrative/subject or the message they are sending to the viewer?). The content includes the narrative or story that is conveyed in the artwork.
The rest of the project should be spent revealing new insights into the work that goes beyond the textbook. This is the essential findings of your research. In the next 5 slides, you should talk about the work’s context. You may want to talk about the work’s significance – how it may be a political statement or shows an innovative style, for example. Feel free to compare your work to other works from this time frame, by the same artist or others.
You can show historical photographs or diagram material that help to illustrate your points. Feel free to also incorporate videos into your slides.
I suggest the following organization:
Slide 1: Title slide
Slide 2: An image of your selected artwork (with artist, title, date, location)
Slide 3: Bullet points describing your artwork
Slide 4: More bullet points describing your artwork
Slide 5: Image of detail(s)of your artwork, or background of the artist
Slide 6: Bullet points describing the significance of the work
Slide 7: Image comparison artworks
Slide 8: Bullet points describing the comparison
Slide 9: More bullet points describing the comparison
Slide 10: Other images (different views of your artwork or historical images related to its context)
Slide 11: Bullet points summarizing your major ideas
Slide 12: Footnotes/Works Cited
Sources of Museum Visit
National Gallery of Art, nga.gov (Links to an external site.)
Baltimore Museum of Art, https://artbma.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Hirshhorn Museum, https://hirshhorn.si.edu/ (Links to an external site.)
National Museum of Women in the Arts, https://nmwa.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Phillips Collection, https://www.phillipscollection.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, https://americanart.si.edu/ (Links to an external site.)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, https://www.vmfa.museum/ (Links to an external site.)
Walters Museum of Art, https://thewalters.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, www.metmuseum.org (Links to an external site.)
Museum of Modern Art in NY, https://www.moma.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Tate Museums of Britain, https://www.tate.org.uk (Links to an external site.)
The Louvre, https://www.louvre.fr/en