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Step 1: Research
Visit the sources of your choice and find one work of art that fascinates you. Next, choose one work of art from your eText that we have already studied (Included below!!!!). Include an image of both artworks, including the necessary captions (artist, title, date).

Study both artworks in-depth, including the biography of the artist, the context of the time and place of the artwork?s creation, and techniques, style, media, and design employed in the artwork.

Step 2: Writing
Essay (800 – 1200 words)

Write an effective introduction with a strong thesis statement. It should identify the specific works you will be writing about, the artists who created them, and which ONE method of critical theory you will be employing for each one (use a different method for each artwork).
Describe the first work using the vocabulary relevant to the medium. Next, utilize one method of critical theory (Formal, Contextual, or Expressive) to evaluate your first work. This section of your essay should include at least two substantive paragraphs.
Describe the second work using the same approach as above, but choose a different method of critical theory to perform your evaluation.
Conclude by explaining why you felt your chosen approaches provided the best means of examining and understanding these works of art.
Basic Information for All Essay Submissions:
Create a “Works Cited” section that lists your 3 scholarly sources in MLA Style format at the end of your paper. Be sure you have properly cited any direct quotes you use in support of your own writing.

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