5 pages long as well as a bibliography.
Text should be double spaced.
Each page will have one-inch margins all around.
You should have approximately 250 words per page. Use 12-point font. Indent each paragraph five spaces. Number each page (do not hand number).
When you cite the authors of your outside sources, you will use footnotes (format described below) or parenthetical citations.
When referring to a work of art, either give its title in italics or underline. This is also how you refer to book titles.
Footnotes should not be a note in the text but should be at the bottom of each page. The superscript number follows the period of the pertinent sentence. They should include the complete entry
In general, your paper should have:
introductory paragraph, body paragraphs and a conclusion.
Citations (either footnotes or parenthetical citations)
must use AT LEAST 3 SOURCES
You must use at least two scholarly articles and at least one book. The book must be a scholarly book Create appropriate footnotes at the bottom of each page that contains the reference.
The paper will be a visual/historical analysis, based upon looking at the work and using your background readings. The focus of the paper is up to you. What did you find interesting about the piece? Maybe there was something that you found in your research that you may want to focus on. You must make your thesis something you can prove using visual evidence from the piece and backed up by your research. In composing your paper, you may want to consider the subject matter first, and then characterized the work as belonging to a larger historical stylistic category and period (such as Renaissance, Realism, Impressionism, etc.). How does it fit into that period? Does it exhibit the stylistic characteristics of that period?
o Subject matter or theme—What is happening? What story or narrative is presented? Who is portrayed? What landscape is represented? Discuss the subject in terms of its social and historical context. How does it reflect cultural values?
o Symbolism—what do the various components mean?
o Style—What historical stylistic category and period does the work belong to? What effect does the style of the work have on how the subject is presented?
o Time period—is it like other objects from the same time? How does the work fit into its time period? How does it fit into the broader spectrum of art historical periods?
o Composition—What are the major elements in the composition? Discuss the placement and organization of the major elements depicted (such as figures, structures, objects, clouds, trees).
o Color—What are the colors of the painting? Consider how the colors are arranged and why they are arranged as they are. What effects do the colors have in the work?
o Light—What is the source of light? Is there more than one source? How does light define the major elements and their interrelationship?
o Space—How does the artist define spatial relationships? Is the space clearly defined? How are the various elements related to one another by their position within the space?
o Are the figures realistic and life-like or stylized and abstract? How was it meant to look originally?)
o The artist’s interpretation and expression. Think about the choices the artist made and how those choices affect the overall meaning of the work. How does it fit into the artist’s career? Is it typical of his/her work or something different?
Information about the painting:
Raphaël et la Fornarina. XI: Le
Pape est bouche bee dans son
Museum of Sex Collection
Italian Renaissance painter Raphael and his
mysterious muse. La Fornarina, take center stage
for this voyeuristic Picasso fantasy. As the lovers
play in bed. a portrait in process, the Pope savors the
scene from his armchair. Picasso included atleast 25
scenes with the pair in his 347 Series of 347 etchings
produced in just under seven months at the age of 86.