Th Cen Art historypainting comparisons (has required readingImportant to read the instruction thoroughly please)


****12 point font, double spaces, foot notes, a bibliography (Alphabetically according to the last name of authors), margins no larger than one inch. Italic or underline art work.

Sample foot note: Robert Rosenblum, Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition(italic) (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), p. 173. These note must be numbered in succession.

-Sample biblio graphy entry: Rosenblum, Robert, Modern Painting and the Northern Romantiv Tradition, New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

*PAINTINGS: Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, 1940

Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monrow, 1962

*****REQUIRED READING: KAHLO Hayden Herrer, Frida Kahlo: The Paintings, N.Y.:Harper Collins,1991
-Claudia Bauer, Frida Kahlo, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2005.
-Gannit Ankori, Imagining Her Selves: Frida Kahlos Poetics of Identity and Fragmentation, Westport, Conn.:Greenwood Press,2002
-Margaret A. Lindauer, Devouring Frida: The Art History and Popular Celebrity of Frida Kahlo, Hanover: Wesleyan University Press,1999
WARHOLAndy Warhol: Retrospective, exh. cat., Hiner Bastian, ed., Berlin: Neue Nationalgalerie, London: Tate, Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002
-The Work of Andy Warhol, Gary Garrels, ed., Seattle: Bay Press, 1989.
-Andy Warhol, A Retrospective, exh. cat., Kynaston McShine, ed., N.Y.: MoMA, 1989.
-About Face: Andy Warhol Portraits, ed. Nicholas Baume, exh. cat., Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1999.
-Annette Michelson, ed., Andy Warhol (October Files), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

The assignment:

The Purpose of this paper is to discuss in your own words the differences and similarities(if any) between these two works regarding style, content, artistic intention and historical context. the conclusions will be based on your own observations together with information which you have read about the artists and their work. Begin your paper with general summary statement ( your basic thesis or argument) and then proceed with a detailed discussion supporting your introductory opinions, ending the paper with a conclusion.

**Following points should be covered:
1. Based on your examination of the work in museum, explain carefully how the images are presented. Describe the composition, brushworks, color, spatial depth or surface pattern, and use of line. when appropriate, discuss the various materials used. Most importantly, explain how these technical and stylistic choices help create the overall effect of the painting. What do you think the artist was trying to communicate to the viewer?

2. Discuss the content and meaning, and how it conveyed by the formal elements of the work. What motivated the artists? Were they reacting against( or influenced by) earlier artistic movements or contemporary events? Consider following questions: Did the artists have a political or social goal in mind? Were they interested in philosophy, religion, music, science, psychology, or current events? Were new materials or figural distortions a particular concern? Were the works part of a series or related to other paintings by the artist? Did works represent a change in the artists styles? How were the works interpreted and received by critics and the public? Have these opinions changed over time? This part of your paper must demonstrate an understanding of the published information which you have researched”

Whenever possible, your paper should include relevant statements by the artists themselves regarding their intentions and priorities, as well as responses by critics and historians. Be sure to footnote all direct quotes and original ideas taken from other authors. ***Above all, paper must be written in your own words. Remember, we are interested in how you reason about the art and how you evaluate what you read.