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A good answer will… • Begin with the central theme of the Annunciation, then d

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A good answer will…
• Begin with the central theme of the Annunciation, then discuss the features of the works that determine their similarity or their difference.
• Discuss how these similarities and/or differences exemplify the cultural background of each artist. (Hint: they come from different regions.)
• Use terms we have learned in class when appropriate.
• Refer to other works we have studied in class to strengthen your point(s).
Some things to consider:
a. What is it? That is, what type of work are you looking at? (a fresco, sculpture, altarpiece, painting? etc.)
b. Thework’sformalproperties.Color,light,shadow,line,shape,composition,style,etc.,andespecially how the way it is made reflects the style of its period.
c. The subject matter or narrative of the work. Is there a story being told? Is it mythological? historical? religious? secular? Please explain.
d. The theme within the culture that produced the work. For example, did a patron, or the rise of humanism, or religious piety, or symbolism figure in the making of the work?
e. The historical importance of the work. What other artists influenced these two?
Mechanics:
• Double-spaced, 12-point font, standard margins all around.
• Include or embed the images you are describing (this is best practices for art historical written work).
• Images are in addition to the page count.
• Do not use a title page. Instead, place your name, course title, semester, and date in the upper left-
hand corner of the first page.
• CITE any sources you use with MLA format.
• Upload your finished essay to Turn-It-In by the due date above.
• Class I.D. #27786826; Key: Spring2021 (no spaces).
*ART PIECES*- Francesco di Pesellino
Annunciation, circa 1446 Tempera on wood panel
-Rogier van der Weyden
Annunciation, 1440 Oil on wood panel

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