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Choose three works of art that are from the same time period or style and that have a similar theme. The works of art should be from your textbook or approved by the instructor. (Examples of styles are: Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, German Expressionist, Cubist, Abstract Expressionist, Pop Art, and Post Modern).

**An explanation of how the works fit into the context of the time period.
**Compare the three works in terms of form, content, and subject matter. Using the terminology and concepts that you have learned in the course, explain the similarities and differences in the styles of the works and the context in which they were made. Compare and contrast their aesthetic qualities and symbolic significance, as well as the artists' points of view. Your personal point of view that you have developed throughout the paper will be summarized here. As with the preceding three sections, you will write in your own words, supported by research.

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First, you might choose Cubism as a movement to discuss. Please note how the key concepts underlying Cubism are particular since they suggest that the" essence of an object can only be captured by showing it from multiple points of view simultaneously (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/cubism.html). As you define it further, please note that it was an early 20th-century school of painting and sculpture. It emphasized that subject matter "is portrayed by geometric forms without realistic detail, stressing abstract form at the expense of other pictorial elements largely by use of intersecting often transparent cubes and cones" (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/cubism).

As you look at the key painters of this genre, you might cite Pablo Picasso as a primary figure. Please note how he emphasized "the flat, two-dimensional surface of the picture plane, rejecting the traditional techniques of perspective, foreshortening, modeling, and chiaroscuro and refuting time-honoured theories of art as the imitation of nature" (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/cubism).

Because Cubist painters were "not bound to copying form, texture, colour, and space; instead, they presented a new reality in paintings that depicted radically fragmented objects, whose several sides were seen simultaneously" (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/cubism/).

As you choose a Picasso piece, I like "The Blind Man's Meal." Its theme and symbolism seem to evoke feelings of alienation, despair, and darkness. You might look at how this piece offers ...

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This solution explains how Cubism fit into the context of the time period. Specific cubist pieces are analyzed and references are provided.