Ompare an Italian renaissance artwork (Masaccio) and Northern renaissance (Limbourg Brothers

Your Final for this class is to write a compare-and-contrast research paper that investigates how two works of art from different periods styles represent a particular theme in art.

The pair you choose must be drawn from two different period styles. For example, you may compare a High Classical Greek artwork with an Early Italian Renaissance artwork. You may NOT compare a High Classical Greek artwork to another work from the Hellenistic period. It is important to choose two artworks that have a number of things in common as well as a number of unique aspects to compare.

Topic: Compare an Italian renaissance artwork (Masaccio) and Northern renaissance (Limbourg Brothers)

The Compare and Contrastessay is a popular method for discussing works of art. You will be asked to write an essay using this format on each exam. Compare and Contrast essay questions are intended to stimulate you to explore the differences between the period styles of the two works of art compared, and /or the individual styles of the two artists who created them. You may also explore not only the stylistic differences between the two works but discuss the effect that these stylistic differences had on the subject matter, theme or symbolism of the works. Compare,should tell you to look for similarities while Contrastshould suggest looking for differences. In any compare and contrast analysis you ought to begin with the basics such as identifying the work of art (artist, title, period/style) and giving a description of the work and its special features. The following is a list of issues to consider in your analysis:

1 Culture/artist: Who produced it?
2 Period/style: When and where was it produced?
3 Function: What was its purpose?
4 Physical context: How was it used? How does it relate to its environment? Where was it located?
5 Medium/material: What is it made of?
6 Scale: What size is it?
7 Subject matter: Who or what is the subject? Doesnt apply to architecture
8 Sacred or secular: Is it religious or non-religious in function and/or subject?
9 Artistic conventions: What reoccurring techniques, devices or motifs are used?
10 Abstraction/realism: How are the figures and forms rendered?
11 Cultural context: What was going on historically, socially, politically, religiously during the period in which it was produced?
12.Symbolism/themes: Why was it produced? What symbolic meaning or message does it convey to the viewer?

Write a minimum fourto five-page essay comparing and contrasting two works of art from two different styles covered in this course between the Pre Historic through the Early Italian Renaissance periods.

Times New Roman 12 point font or equivalent

You must cover the following points in your comparison:

1.Introduce the artwork titles, period styles and artists names
2.Briefly state what you believe is significant about these artworks
3.In other words, tell your reader what works of art you will be discussing and why you think they are important


1.Correctly identify artwork titles, period styles, and artists names
2.Compare the artworks by discussing key stylistic characteristics associated with artists and period styles
3. Apply art-history vocabulary correctly and use it to support your stylistic analysis
4. In other words, what makes these works stylistically significant?


1.Compare the artworks by discussing key cultural issues associated with artists and periods
2. Discuss how the cultural context of each period influenced the artistic development of the period style (make connections between cultural context and style)
3. In other words, what makes these works culturally significant?


1. Analyze the ways art can affect and/or reflect cultural, political and social issues
2. Draw conclusions about the artist/society which produced the artwork from the comparison
3. In other words, what Thematic connectioncan you make between the two works of art that helps you better understand them or the culture they represent?


1. Incorporate three or more sources (outside of lecture notes and the textbook) to support your analysis
2. Properly cite your sources using MLA format
3. Include a list of works cited


1. Use grammar, spelling, and punctuation correctly throughout your paper
2. Proofread it.
3. In other words, there should be no mechanical errors!


Use three sources in addition to the module text. Examples include:
12 Scholarly professional website (for example, a museum, research institute or university)
13 Nonfiction book published within the last 50 years
14 An art history textbook (such as Gardners Art Through the Ages, Jansons History of Art: The Western Tradition, or Schneider-Adamss Art Across Time)
15 Professional art historical publication (magazine or journal, can be online) such as The Art Bulletin
16 Credible professional websites, such as those of museums, galleries, and universities, for example:
17 The Getty Center
18 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In other words, dont use Wikipedia!

This is the link I uploaded of which is the instruction of the paper, please follow the instruction exactly.