This assignment is concerned with formal elements, iconography (subject matter), and historical and cultural context. You are to write a research paper of at least three full pages of narrative text. The paper must include your own analysis of the topic using supporting information from at least three different scholarly sources, which must be books and articles in the Universities’ Library or full-text articles available in databases (JSTOR, Expanded Academic, Academic Search Premiere, etc.) accessed through the Library’s “Get Articles” link. Do not use Wikipedia or other non-scholarly internet sources. You may reference your textbook, encyclopedias, and dictionaries, but they do not count as one of your three sources.You do not only have to use books and articles on art to research your topic. Books and articles on history, religion, and politics may be just as useful.
Choose three landscape paintings pictured in your textbook.They must be from different cultures (for example, American, Chinese, British, German, etc.). Compare and contrast the three paintings formally and in terms of iconography, placing each within their historical and cultural context .
A sample research paper based on this assignment is attached.
You must document your sources within your text with footnotes, endnotes or parenthetical documentation. Art History uses the Chicago Manual of Style citation format; therefore, footnotes or endnotes are preferred.However, if you are familiar with MLA or APA, they are acceptable. I am primarily concerned with consistency. For assistance, consult the books on reserve in the library for this course: Look!: The Fundamentals of Art History, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Writing About Art, and Thinking and Writing About Art History.
It will be evaluated by TurnItIn for originality.
The three landscape paintings pictured in the textbook that I chose are:
1- TI WATCHING A HIPPOPOTAMUS HUNT
2- Shen Zhou POET ON A MOUNTAINTOP
3- Giorgione THE TEMPEST
I will be providing the link to the unevirsities’ library if needed.