Essay – Painting Analysis & Reflection


Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 4


Minimum of 3 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

As part of the discussion this week, you made a brief exploration of a work of art to understand its subject, meaning, and intent. In this assignment, you will explore an artwork in more depth to consider the context in which it was created. Choose any painting, and address the following:

Explain the artistic movement associated with the work of art.

Describe the style of the artist (How is the artist unique within the movement?)

Examine in some depth the influences that shaped the work. Address at least 2 of the following:

Stylistic influences

Subject/content influences

Cross-disciplinary influences such as literature, philosophy, music, science, technology, etc.

Historical influences

Political influences

Reflect on your learning.

How did your research enhance your appreciation of the artwork?

How does understanding the context of a work help in interpreting it?

Include the following in your paper:

Name of the painting

Name of the artist

Date created

Image of the painting

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page, references page, image, or caption for artwork)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 3 scholarly sources)

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