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Assignment 2

Assignment 2

Q Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Section 4.5.2 Stylistic Periods or Movements in your textbook, and go through Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.), examining the different movements. Select two works of art, each from a different movement. Select works of art that you have not previously examined in this class. Consider using the Library’s ART101 page to research both of your movements and find a credible source for each movement. In your paper, for each work of art, Identify the title of the work, the name of the artist, the date of the work, the place it was created (if known), and the movement it is from. Provide a formal critical analysis. Refer to Section 4.3.5 for examples of formal critical analyses (Links to an external site.). Your analysis should contain the following four aspects: Description Analysis Interpretation Evaluation Explain how political, social, and other applicable contextual factors of the movement or stylistic period is reflected in the work of art. Refer to Section 5.3: Socio-Cultural Contexts of your textbook, and your researched sources from the Ashford Library for help with this. Include images of both works of art in an appendix at the end of your paper. The ProQuest and JSTOR databases in the Ashford University Library are helpful sources of information, as are the museum resources provided in Week 1. You can find credible sources by visiting the Ashford Library’s ART101 page. The Comparing Movements and Works of Art Paper Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper, project, etc. Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.). Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources. Must use at least two credible sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips. Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

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The two artworks that I have chosen are from the Baroque movement and Romanticism movement. Both of these movements have their distinct features and also they are extremely different from each other. Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio Judith Beheading Holofernesby Caravaggio is a painting made in 1599. It has been considered as one of the most significant examples of the Baroque movement as this painting has a lot of characteristics of the Baroque movement. This painting has a sharp contrast between light and shadow which represents the tenebrism style during the Baroque movement. The painting also represents a scene from the Bible where Judith, a biblical heroine is in the process of beheading Holofernes who was trying to invade in their land. The painting captures the expressions of Judith and Holofernes perfectly. Where the disgust and anger is clear on Judith’s face, agony and pain can be noticed in Holofernes’ face.