Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast

ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION (ART 101)TERM PAPER/RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES1. Select an art piece from your book. Please stick with well-known art pieces and artists. You may have difficulty finding references on obscure artists. You might want to do some preliminary research before deciding on an art piece.2. Your choice of artwork/artist must be approved by the instructor and placed on the sign-up sheet.3. This paper is to be written in MLA format.This site is helpful for MLA guidelines –https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/Mr. Welborn4. All research must be noted in MLA format.5. The paper is to be at least 1500 words.6. The paper must include a photocopy of the art piece.7. All reference sources must be cited in a bibliography. You should have at least 6 reference sources. Your book can be your first source. Other sources should include books, internet sites (not Wikipedia) or periodicals. Each source must be quoted at least once in your paper. This requirement represents the minimum number of references, you can have more.8. Outline for the contents of the papera. The introduction – Introduce the art piece and artist. Givea brief history of the styleand the artist. Include major contributions of the artist to the art world. Discussthe significance of the time period culturally, technologically and philosophicallyas it relates to your chosen work of art.b. The body of the paper – Should be at least three paragraphs. The elements of artshould be discussed as they relate to the art piece. Compositional elements shouldbe discussed. Discuss the subject matter of the art piece. Discuss anyunderlying themes or meanings.c. The conclusion – Tell me why you picked this work of art. You should includeyour own impressions of the works based upon your previous experience,personal culture etc. This section should be written in first person. The rest of thepaper should be written in third person.9. Each paper must represent unique and individual work. Plagiarism will result in theassignment of a grade of zero for the paper. All references must be cited in the MLAin-text citation style; otherwise, materials taken from these references constitutesplagiarism. Do not compose your entire paper of quotes. Do not simply paraphrasematerial from your sources. Most of this paper should be written in your own words.The rest of the paper should be quotes from your reference materials.10. The paper must be typed and be presented in a neat, easy to read fashion. The paper mustbe double spaced in 12-point font.11. The due date for this paper will be announced in class. 10 points will be deducted from thepaper’s grade for every day past the due date. Papers will not be accepted that are morethan three days late and will result in a grade of zero. This is 72 hours after the due date,not three class meetings after the due date.Here are some prompts for your paper:Brief History of Artist, style or time-period of the artworkContribution of the artistElements of art (line, shape, form, etc.)Compositional elementsHistorical influencesCultural and Technological influencesConclusion (based on personal experiences and preferences)BibliographyFormat (number of paragraphs, cover sheet, typed,photocopy of the artworks discussed etc.)This paper will be worth 20% of your final grade.

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