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This assignment asks you to make a comparison of two works by the same artist in order to think about art’s relationship to style.

Instructions

1.Select an artist from the following list:

Realism (week 2)

Charles Ray

Alexis Rockman

Jeff Koons

Expressionism (week 5)

Kiki Smith

Louise Bourgeois

Tony Oursler

 Formalism (week 9)

Joel Shapiro

Agnes Martin

Andy Goldsworthy

Once you have selected your artist, select two examples of that artist’s work to make a comparison. You may use one work of art that was featured in the image presentation from this class. Then you must decide on another artwork by the same artist. 

·  In order to make an informed selection, you will need to research the artist you select.

·  You will need to consult a minimum of three sources.

·  Sources may be: library books, journal articles, videos, or websites.

·  Citations must be provided in a “works cited” section at the end of the paper using MLA style. If you cite an author in the text or paraphrase another writer’s argument, you must give credit by using parenthetic citation. This kind of abbreviated citation is inserted into the body of the text. It consists of the author’s last name and a page number. Example: (Barrett 168)

2. Write a 2-5 page essay that compares the works of art. State the artist’s name and the titles, mediums, dates, and approximate dimensions of the artworks at the beginning of your paper.

Important: include images of both artworks.

The purpose of your comparison is to come to a conclusion about the following:

·  How the artworks fit the stylistic category (In other words: what makes these artworks suitable for discussion in terms of formalist, expressionist or realistic approaches to visual art?

·  How the artworks do not fit the category (if this seems appropriate)

·  How the artworks in question are different or alike.

·  The significance of this comparison in terms of the development of the artist in question (Does this artist’s late or mid-career work look similar to his or her earlier work? Has this artist’s style developed consistently or has it changed?)

Important Reminders

·  Grammar and spelling are important.

·  Use straightforward sentences that are structured in the clearest and most direct way possible.

·  Include page numbers in your document. 

I have attached PDF versions of the powerpoint slides (image presentation) where you’ll find some artworks by the artists in each list. You may use one work of art that was featured in the image presentation from this class. Then you must decide on another artwork by the same artist. 

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