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There are two elements to this paper. You need to analyze your work formally, which means describing how it is made and what it looks like. I’ve included a link from the University of North Carolina that breaks down some basic approaches to writing about art, which some have found helpful in the past. It is a good basic resource, but it is not definitive, nor is it necessary that you follow it. Look at the “Formal analysis” section in particular for guidance.
The other component is the informed part of the analysis. This is where you do some research to explain what the work means. Are there symbolic features? Do we know who used it and how? Does it have political or religious meaning? Was there some sort of theory or philosophy expressed in it? Was there a practical purpose as well? These are vague because you have such a range of images to choose from.
• If you are analyzing a painting or sculpture, you will focus on the composition of the image (the way it is arranged, what is included) then explain what those features might communicate to the viewer. There are different levels here; the bronze of a statue may suggest economic wealth in general, while the figures tell a story.
• If you are analyzing something bigger, like a city plan or a large building, you need to consider how it is put together, and then what purpose and meaning the materials and design had. You can discuss decoration, but don’t get bogged down in trying to figure out the iconography of a big complex.
In any case, the purpose of the exercise is to describe what you see, then figure out what it means. These are useful skills to have outside the classroom as well.
A few points on research:
• This is a research paper. If you are unfamiliar with art historical research, JSTOR is a large database of journal articles with a good search function. It is accessible from our library electronic resource pathway.
• Obviously, the best place to start your research is with the books in the library, but given the size of the class, it is best to do this sooner rather than later, or you run the risk of things being out. Reference librarians are also a valuable source of information, so don’t hesitate to approach them.
• It is important to remember that much of the material on the internet is not edited or fact-checked (peer reviewed) like an academic journal or book, and may be inaccurate.
• Wikipedia can be problematic for this. Use judgment when considering web sources; the official site of the Metropolitan Museum is reliable, someone’s travel blog isn’t.
Once you have chosen a work, you need to perform an “informed analysis.” Research is required to ascertain the information necessary to identify and situate your work in its context. The nature of this information will depend on your subject. In general, you want to think about the meaning or message and/or the function of the image:
– What was its purpose?
– Who used it, and for what?
– What does it represent?
– How does it represent it’s subject?
– What is it made of? Is this significant?
– Is there anything unusual about it?
The goal is to determine how your image was made, for what purpose, and, by whom. Remember that this will depend on the image you have chosen and how much is known about it. Not every question will apply to every image.
The paper should be 5 pages in length (12 point, double-spaced), although a slight variance is acceptable (keep it between 5-7 pages). This length does not include any supporting materials, such as bibliography or reproductions. There should be at least 3-4 references in your bibliography.