Overview of Assignments with due dates

Assignments
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE IN CLASS ON THE DUE DATE. I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE PAPERS.

First Assignment:
Comparative Visual Analysis. This is a straightforward exercise to develop your skills of visual analysis and comparative visual analysis. The best way to start this exercise is to write brief visual analyses of each piece separately. That is, describe each work, first by giving a brief description of the whole piece, something that can evoke the work for a person not able to see it. Then describe its salient details in the order in which you become aware of them. Once you've done this you will start to see points of similarity and difference between the two works. You should think through these differences and similarities putting them in order, figuring out which is the most salient, which do you see first, then compose your comparative analysis starting with a summary of these and then describing the key ones in more depth.
Due October 4th.
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Second Assignment:
In-Class Presentation. Since this class is not a survey we are not going to discuss every period in the art of Europe and America where naturalistic imagery dominated. However, in order to give you an idea of the historical scope of this phenomenon and of its different manifestations (as well as how art historians have dealt with it), your in-class presentations (which must be written up and handed in on the day of your presentation) will focus on the art of periods, artists or countries, that we are not focusing on in class. Because these will be done in chronological order the due dates will vary. The in-class presentations are currently set for: October 4th or 6th, November 1st or 3rd and November 29th or December 1st.
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Third Assignment:
Historical Visual Analysis. Find a work of art from any period that you wish as long as this work is “naturalistic” in its style, research its history - who made it, when, why and how – its provenance – where it came from and how it got to where it is today -  then combine this history with a careful visual analysis of the work explaining how its naturalistic style functions iconographically.
Due December 1st. 
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