For this assignment you are going to look at the art and architecture created by the people we are studying this semester. Art is not just fun to look at, it tells us something significant about the people that created it. This is a chance for you to look at the objects people created in the past and to use those objects to discover more about history.
This assignment will require you to use your knowledge of the different civilizations we have discussed and apply them to understanding the art created in the places and times covered by this class.
We will writting about The Cave Paintings at Lascoux ,
write a 1,000-1,200 narrative word count ( your essay minus citation and bibliography) paper on the art or architecture you chose. Your paper should answer the following questions. Please cut and paste this entire question at the beginning of your essay above your introduction paragraph and make sure you address each element of the question in your essay:
“Examine your chosen piece of art or architecture carefully. Please answer all of the below questions about your piece. What is the title of the piece and who is the artist or architect (if possible)? What civilization and what time period does this art represent? Why was the piece created and what medium(s) were used in its creation? How does this piece of art or architecture reflect the values of the civilization that created it?”
What to Include
Coversheet with assignment name, your name, professor name, date and institution. Paper should be double-spaced.
-Please restate verbatim (cut and paste) the questions to be answered above your introduction paragraph.
-Introduction and bolded thesis statement as last sentence of introduction paragraph. Thesis should state purpose of your paper and why the piece of art or architecture provides insight on the civilization that produced it.
-Supporting paragraphs complete with topic sentences and accompanying citation (parenthetical, footnote or endnote consistent with a style manual). Please make certain you cite paraphrased information and direct quotes.
-Please stay in academic third person in your writing (no use of “I”). Do not use contractions as well (do not use “can’t” or “don’t”. Instead, use “cannot” or “do not”).
-Appropriate historical detail and analysis that also includes dates for chronological context. Please include reign or life dates when introducing historical personalities and include bracket dates of civilizations when introducing to your reader.
-Finish with a conclusion revisiting your thesis statement and summarizing your paper.
-Minimum of three academic sources. You may use your textbook as one source.
-Submission includes a labeled Bibliography or Work Cited (depending on citation style used).
-File name saved as LastNameFirstNameClassNumberAssignmentName (example: SmithJohnHIST111Week5Paper). Please submit as a .doc. docx or .rtf file. No other formats are allowed.