Riace Warrior

Riace Warrior

    Research Paper / Work Biography (100 Points) To understand the history of art, or any subject for that matter, you must be able to think critically and be able to conduct meaningful research. Such is the only way of learning more than the gloss of information you find in survey texts. Therefore, you will be required to write a FIVE to SIX page paper on a particular work (painting, sculpture, architecture. . . ) pertinent to the time period of this class (Prehistory to 1500). In essence you will be required to write a biography on a particular object. You will be required therefore to analyze the work of art, its maker, its own history, and its context(s). Remember that works of art have several contexts and may mean different things at different points in time. It will be up to you to examine the way your work has evolved over the years. Grading will depend on your ability to write a cohesive, clear, and cogent paper that is well researched, thought through, and presented.
    Additional criteria include: strong introduction and conclusion, grammar (Please Proof Read!!!!), good use of citations, and creativity. As a general guideline a solid 200-level research paper should include around 3 solid references per page and 10 total sources is a general guideline.
    REMEMBER THE LIBRARY – you can not complete this task properly unless you utilize the actual library! This assignment simply can not be completed from material found online. This will eventually change but for now you must actually enter a building.
    You can not nor should not complete this assignment with what you can dig up online.
    Text books and encyclopedia (this includes online encyclopedia like Wikipedia) are not valid sources.
    Web sources are not to be used unless checked with me or a TA no exceptions !!!!.  Articles procured through JSTOR or other similar services are perfectly fine. A bibliography followed by correctly labeled reproductions of the images you address must also be included!