Rt essay (Description below) preferred # 22500

500-750 words. Answer one of the following:

1. Cultural attitudes about women are often revealed in art. Select and fully identify two works of art that depict one or more women. The works must come from two different art-historical periods, preferably the works should have been created at least 100 years apart. Explain how each work reveals its culture s attitudes about women.

2. Throughout history, art representing hostility or violence has been used for a variety of purposes. Select and fully identify two such works of art from two different art-historical periods. Explain how and why each work of art communicates hostility or violence.

3.Technological developments have enabled artists to express ideas in new ways. Choose two works of art and the specific technological developments that made each work possible. One of your choices must date before 1500 CE and one must date after 1500 CE. For each work, analyze how the technological development enabled the artist to express ideas in new ways.

4.Discuss which artistic elements found in sixteenth century northern art can be identified with the Gothicstyle. Where can one still recognize remnants of this style? Cite specific examples showing where gothic subjects, figural styles, or symbolism are apparent in the works of 16th painters, or sculptors. Why did the gothic style still appeal to northern artists?

5.Both French Classicism and Italian Baroque art relied to some degree on the art of antiquity. Select and fully identify two works of art, one from each of these two different art-historical periods, and discuss arts dependence on classical sources and the stylistic differences that resulted from the use of different models.


PART B
500-750 words. Answer one of the following:

1. Benjamin used the word Aurato refer to the sense of awe and reverence one presumably experienced in the presence of unique works of art. Go see a work in person (one created before 1850) and refute or support his claim.

2. Why did the paintings of Jan Van Eyck represent a high point in the representative style of northern 15th-century painting? How was the work of Van Eyck tied to his historical period and what contributions did he make to painting? Use the Man in the Red Turban to explain your answer.

3.Identify the art-historical period of the Gian Lorenzo Bernini s David. What key characteristics support your placement of the sculpture in the period you have identified?

4. The Baroque painting by Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas, 1656, includes portrayals of both its patron and its artist. Explain how the painting served the aims of both the artist and the patron.

5. How do the works of Parmigianino compare to those by the artists who influenced him such as Michelangelo and Raphael?