Movements and Works of Art

Movements and Works of ArtOrder Description
Provide two works of art, each from a different movement.

Describe these two works of art by applying at least three questions art historians ask and four words art historians use. Explain how iconographic, historical, political, philosophical, religious, and social factors of the movements are reflected in each work of art. Include images of both works of art in an appendix at the end of your paper.

Use at least two scholarly sources to support your points. The ProQuest and Credo Reference databases in the Ashford Online Library are helpful sources of information, as are the museum resources provided in Week One. To locate ProQuest and Credo Reference, visit the Ashford Online Library through the tab on the left navigation toolbar and select “Databases by Subject” and then “Visual and Performing Arts.”

Your paper must be three to five pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages and images. Be sure to include images of both works of art in an appendix at the end of your paper. Format your paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
The three questions Art historians would ask are:
How old is it? Historians must determine the age of the art to put the art in historical context.
What is its style? Period, regional and personal styles are used to better determine character of the art.
What is its subject? The details, theme, time and place, and narrative of the scene are just a few things that entail the subject matter.

The Four words Art historians use are:
composition,
technique
texture
perspective

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