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As you differentiate among these three styles and eras, you might look at Romanesque and how art was influenced by "economic prosperity, relative political stability, and an increase in population" (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rmsq/hd_rmsq.htm). This term is tricky since regional variations occurred throughout Europe. However, research finds that Romanesque "often refers to all works of this era, including the later Norman variations. The most recognizable feature of these buildings is there massiveness. In a general sense, it is easy to distinguish such structures from their more slender descendants in the Gothic era" (http://www.elore.com/Gothic/Learning/romanesque.htm).

As you explicate other key features, you might notice other traits. For example, "One of the most important structural developments of the Romanesque era was the vault. Originally intended as an alternative to fire prone wooden roofs, vaults became a major innovation in architectural features through the ensuing centuries" (http://www.elore.com/Gothic/Learning/romanesque.htm).

Romanesque, especially architecture of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, was distinguished by many factors. In sum, you might talk about how a dependence on Roman art is emphasized. This form also relied ...

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I need assistance with a compare and contrast paper that is either Renaissance or Gothic. This subject is very confusing to me.

For your Individual Project assignment, you will compare and contrast a work of art in a specific classification (Renaissance or Gothic) appearing on a WEBSITE with a work of art in your TEXTBOOK of the same classification. You can choose either two Renaissance paintings, two Renaissance sculptures, or two Gothic Cathedrals to discuss (two works in total). You may not discuss works that you have already discussed in another assignment.
1. To begin your project, explore the following websites classifications for your individual essay.
A. Visit the following Web sites to review Renaissance art. Links to these Web sites are available through the unit Resources List, in Course Materials.
The Vatican Museums
ArtLex - Earlier Renaissance Art
ArtLex - Later Renaissance Art
B. Visit these Web sites for Gothic Cathedrals. Links to these Web sites are available through the unit Resources List, in Course Materials.
Chartres Cathedral
A Digital Archive of Architecture - High Gothic
Earthlore Gothic Dreams - Cathedral Architecture
2. Write the Individual Project (3-4 pages not including references):
Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, including materials used, style, meaning, and symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues, compare and contrast ONE of the selected works from the selected websites classification with a DIFFERENT work of art of the same classification from your TEXTBOOK . For example, compare two paintings from the Renaissance period or two gothic cathedrals. Use the following instructions to construct your paper:
For each of the works of art, describe and compare attributes of the works by following the guidelines below to structure your essay.
1. What is the FORM of the work?
Is it a two-dimensional or three-dimensional work of art?
What materials are used?
What techniques or processes are used to create the artwork?
What colors are used?
Describe the use of line, shape, texture, value, color, and balance.
2. Does the work of art have SUBJECT MATTER?
If so, what is literally depicted?
3. What is the CONTENT?
What does it mean or represent?
What is the artist's message?
Is symbolism used? If so, what is the meaning?
What is the context of the artwork?
What is the function of the artwork?
What traditional role of the artist is exemplified?
4. 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 Middle Ages - Renaissance (created between 1350-1520 CE) will be accepted.
Note: You are required to comply with APA style format for internal citation and a reference list. For additional information and resources on APA, visit the APA section of the Library, available under "Library Features."

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