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Research tips for ARTH 207 students. 2020

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Fashion Imitating Modern Art by Ken Bosma via Flickr, creative commons
 

This guide provides recommended research tools and skills for your ARTH 207 research assignments.

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Brainstorm Your Topic

Download this worksheet to brainstorm your topic and identify related concepts to research.

Analyze a Work Of Art

When analyzing a work of art, it's helpful to develop and apply a list of relevant questions. Consider:

  • Subject matter - What is being depicted? (May require researching a related place, figure or event - e.g. from religion or mythology)
  • Material and form - What is the size, shape, line, texture, color, etc.? How do these affect the way you "see" the subject?
  • Social and historical contexts - When, where, and why was the work made?
  • What were the artist's intentions (if known)?

Barnet's A Short Guide to Writing About Art provides many useful examples of analytical questions and is a required/recommended text for most ARTH 100/102 courses.

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