Writing-Intensive Assignment ART 102
Considering our class text, The Renaissance Artist at Work, the forum discussions, and the online lectures, briefly summarize the life and trade of a Renaissance artist/artisan. Next, choose an artist from the artists featured on ART21 (www.pbs.org/art21/artists). Pick someone that you are interested in (either you like their work aesthetically, you think their concept is interesting, and/or you appreciated their craft), and succinctly describe his or her work, concept, and creation process. Then, synthesize all the information that you have accumulated and articulate differences and similarities.
While there will certainly be differences between artists from these two very distinctive time periods, be careful to consider that not everything has changed.
How things are created
Why they are created
Who is creating
Create a coherent, well-organized argument that is between 3 to 4 pages in length. Refer to the rubric for more information. We will also discuss this paper more, as the due date approaches.
I want you to start thinking about the final assignment. Each gen. ed. class has a 3 to 4 page paper that you have to write, this class is no different. There are instruction, for your paper, below. Read through everything that you need to cover in your paper, and start thinking about what and who you want to write about. This isn't due for a few weeks still, but it would be a good time to start researching. I might suggest trying to find an artist from ART21 sooner, rather than later.
Lastly, (I let this slide more than I would in a face to face class... my apologies) I want you to look over on how to cite using Chicago Manual Style. This is the citing format that is used in Art and Art History. Here are two websites that give you examples on how to cite https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/12/ and http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html Here's the basics: Write in first person, no internal citation, and use footnotes. Microsoft Word will help create the footnotes (In Word, have a document open, go to Insert and click Footnote, the presets are what you need, click okay. You will do this each time you need to cite a quote or a borrowed idea.) Spend this week trying to get a handle on this form of citation... if you are super confused and not sure what to do, email me. I want you to feel comfortable in a few weeks when you have a paper due.