Your assignment is to search the web for, and write about 5 artworks (one image, per chapter, from chapters 19-23). Imagine you are on a committee to select new artworks to include in the new Edition of Getlain’s Living With Art. You are writing to the publishing company requesting they admit 1 new artwork per chapter to the canon (the limited number of masterpieces by which all other objects are judged) of the textbook. Describe each artwork in your own words, focusing on the cultural and historical context of the object. Then, give three reasoned arguments for its inclusion in the text book (a, b, and c, provided in the notes breakdown below).
Each object’s argument should have its own paragraph that includes an opening sentence, 2 descriptive sentences, 3 argumentative sentences, 1 closing sentence. Your paper should be in complete sentences, typed, and in essay format (paragraphs). Be sure to provide the title, Artist, medium/media, and date of each artwork, as well as an image of your object so I can see what you are talking about.
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25 pts – Title/Artist or Period/Medium-Media/Date information is provided (this is an easy way to achieve points, and an easy way to lose them. Make sure this information is provided and is accurate).
25 pts – Artworks are described in students own words. Student provides 3 clear and well-reasoned arguments for the artworks inclusion in the text, and where precisely it should be located (chapter/section).
25 pts – Overall clarity of presentation.
25 pts – Student provides appropriate imagery for corresponding chapter (again, this is an easy way to achieve points, and an easy way to lose them. Make sure the image is provided and is new to the text. Remember, you are adding to the canon, not regurgitating information from the text).
Example of a well-reasoned argument:
Example of a well-reasoned argument:
Title: Carved Amber Bow of a Fibula (safety pin)
Period/ Date: Archaic or Classical; 500 B.C.E.
I am writing to convey my interest in adding this Carved Amber Fibular to our forthcoming 10th edition as this object further delineates Etruscan artistic styling from Roman conventions.
I suggesting placing this image after “Sarcophagus from Cerveteri”, feature and before “Works in Bronze” section. The sculpture depicts a man and woman reclining on the couch. The contextual and technical proximity of this piece to the Etruscan work “Reclining Couple on a Sarcophagus from Cerveteri” (fig. 6-9), really puts the culture’s contribution to Roman works into perspective while simultaneously defining distinct Etruscan features. Both pieces balance the rationality of the human form which would later be perfected by the Romans, and also offers an extremely expressive, and intimate commentary. The romanticism of the piece is a concept that later Roman artist would constantly adopt then reject in lieu of the more sleek, idealized conventions also seen in classical works.
This student writes clearly about the object they have chosen, giving an image, precise details about its materials, age, title, and where it would best fit in the text. They use their own words to describe the object, as well as giving the required three arguments for the objects inclusion in the new text.
Example of a poorly constructed argument: This particular statue from Kalhu, Mesopotamia is unlike most of the other Mesopotamian art that comes to mind. Part of what makes this work unique is that it is made from Ivory and much of the art from this time and period were not of this make. This student does not give the Title/Artist or Period/Medium-Media/Date information nor an image of the object they are talking about. The student also neglected to state where in the text it should be added, which chapter and section, in which the object would make the most sense. There is an overall lack of clarity in the description of the object, and the argument for its inclusion.