Rubens’ Allegory of War & Velasquez’ Surrender at Breda

1. Introduction and Thesis
-Introduce the artwork titles, period styles and artists names ( Rubens’ Allegory of War & Velasquez’ Surrender at Breda)
-Briefly state what you believe is significant about these artworks
-What works of art you will be discussing and why you think they are important

2. Stylistic analysis
-Correctly identify artwork titles, period styles and artists names ( Rubens’ Allegory of War & Velasquez’ Surrender at Breda)
-Compare the artworks by discussing key stylistic characteristics associated with artists and period styles
-Apply art history vocabulary correctly and uses it to support your stylistic analysis
What make these works stylistically significant?

3. Cultural analysis
-Compare the artworks by discussing key cultural issues associated with artists and periods
-Discuss how the cultural context of each period influenced the artistic development of the period style (Make connections between cultural context and style)
-What makes these works culturally significant?

4. Conclusion and Thematic Connection
-Analyze the ways art can affect and/or reflect cultural, political and social issues
-Draw conclusions about the artist / society which produced the artwork from the comparison
-What Thematic Connection can you make between the two works of art that helps you better understand them or the culture they represent?

5. Research
-Incorporate 3 our more sources (outside of module text) to support your analysis
-Properly cite your sources using MLA format
-Include a list of Works Cited

-Scholarly professional web site (for example, a museum, research institute or university)
nonfiction book published within the last 50 years
an art history textbook such as Garnders Art Through the Ages, Jansen’s, or Schneider-Adams
-Professional art historical publication (magazine or journal child)
-Oxford/Grove Dictionary of Art Online
-Credible professional websites such as those of museums, galleries, and universities, for example:
The Getty Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
***dont use Wikipedia!!!

Thematic Connection 35%
Stylistic Significance 25%
Cultural Significance 25%
Research & Citations 10%
Writing Mechanics 05%

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