The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Louvre Museum
The Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery
See the Course Materials List for access to these sites.
From the gallery websites listed above, and available through the Course Materials List, select two works of art from any ancient culture. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues. Explain how the works of art fit into the context of the time period. Keep in mind that only art works that fit into the period of Ancient Art (created between 30,000 BCE- 500 CE) will be accepted.
You are required to comply with APA style format for quotations, internal citations and a reference list. For additional information and resources on APA, visit the APA section of the Library, available under "Library Features."
Please submit the final paper with the URLs for the art work you chose.
Objective: Discuss principles of design and formal elements of art.
Discuss works of art in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between art and history.
Demonstrate an understanding of visual literacy.
Apply critical thinking skills to the content of the course.
Solution attached, because APA requires italics, and this text box does not show them.
References (center) go at the end of the paper, on a new page. This is NOT a completed essay, and it is expected that you will add your own thoughts to this beginning to add your own opinions, voice and personality to this assignment. APA is double-spaced.
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Witcombe, C.L.E.W. (2003). Women in prehistory: The Venus of Willendorf. Retrieved from http://witcombe.sbc.edu/willendorf/willendorfdiscovery.html
Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2010). Works of art: Egyptian art. Retrieved from http://witcombe.sbc.edu/willendorf/willendorfdiscovery.html.
Hirst, K. K. (n.d.). Faience: What is faience? Retrieved from http://archaeology.about.com/od/fterms/qt/faience.htm.
Discussion of two works of prehistoric art: the Venus of Willendorf, and an Egyptian faience hippo, with references.