Please make sure you address in details all the items below.
For your comparison please choose a work of art from Italian Baroque and compare it with a work of art from Dutch Baroque. Choose specific works of art from the list below please. Also make sure to incorporate the theme of dramatic expression as the main theme.
· Italian Baroque/Abstract Expressionism
· Theme: dramatic expression
· Caravaggio, Entombment of Christ (Italian Baroque), ca. 1602
· Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (Abstract Expressionism), 1950
· For contemporary connection, try looking at professional performance art (theater, dance, music, etc.)
· Dutch Baroque/Postimpressionism
· Theme: portrayal of family meal
· Jan Steen, The Merry Family (Dutch Baroque), 1668
· Van Gogh, The Potato Eaters (Postimpressionism), 1885
· For contemporary connection, try looking at home improvement magazines/television shows, commercial advertising
This section of the comparative analysis will introduce readers to the works you have selected to analyze.
a) For each work, identify the artist, the title (in italics), the date, the medium, the dimensions, the cultural origin or period of creation, and the current collection. (Course Outcome 1)
b) What is your main argument/thesis statement about the relationship between your selected works and their shared theme? (Course Outcome 3)
Visual and Historical Analysis
This section will provide a visual and historical analysis in which you will analyze the physical characteristics in each work as well as the connections of each work to its historical and cultural context.
a) Explain how each of your two selected works reflects the social or cultural identity of its day. Support your response with examples. (Course Outcome 2)
b) What influence have your two selected works had in the shaping of social or cultural identities? (Course Outcome 2)
c) What influence have your two selected works had on a modern or contemporary expression of the identified shared theme? Support your response with examples. (Course Outcome 2)
In this section, you will compare and contrast your two selected works.
a) What formal characteristics are similar between the two works? What characteristics are different? Be sure to reference specific aspects of each work. (Course Outcome 1)
b) How did each respective culture’s traditions and ideologies influence the two works you have selected? Be sure to use examples to support your response. (Course Outcome 1)
c) How does each work represent its particular social, historical, and cultural climate? Be sure to use examples to support your response. (Course Outcome 1)
In this section, you will introduce a third creative work and explain how that work parallels the relationship between the two works previously selected.
a) How do the shared historical themes and settings tie your two previously selected works to your work from popular culture? (Course Outcome 3)
b) Discuss how the theme is still relevant today, utilizing the popular culture work you selected to support your response. (Course Outcome 3)
In this section, you will discuss the relevance and value of studying works of art and cultural artifacts with regard to their influence, relevance, and impact on modern and contemporary culture and practice.
a) What is the value of challenging perceived notions of historical, cultural, and social identity? How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us understand this? Be sure to justify your response. (Course Outcome 4)
b) How does our understanding of social and cultural practices of the past impact how we conduct ourselves socially and professionally in the present? How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us understand this? Be sure to justify your response. (Course Outcome 4)
c) What is the responsibility of the artist to society, especially in terms of shaping our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live? How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us understand this? Be sure to justify your response. (Course Outcome 4)