Many cultures we studied over the past four lessons have specific architecture or artwork that are specific to them and are identified with them in some way. For instance, the Nankani Compound in Ghana, Michelangelo’s “David” in Florence, Italy, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Taj Mahal in India are examples from the textbook. Choose two of these examples, and explain the reason the art or architecture was created, how each reflects the community, and how each reflects civic pride or community identity.
VISUAL ANALYSIS PAPER
Pay close attention to stylistic features (i.e., composition, color, use of light/shadow, perspective, figures, pose, gestures, et al). Describe the object1 and compare/contrast it to object 2. Organize the paper, which should be five pages in length, into an introductory paragraph, body, and conclusion. The introduction may include some general information (e.g., historical, economic, cultural) about the object’s specific time period, the technique utilized to create the object, etc. More importantly, the introduction should include a thesis statement about the object’s overall aesthetic. Then organize the body in a logical, analytic fashion, and conclude the paper with some remarks about the significance of the object. Remember, this is NOT a research paper; however, if you quote a source (e.g., a placard or web site from the museum), be sure to cite it.