Analysis of three paintings, Baroque to post-modern period
1. Choose three (3) works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era.
2. A description of the works including the style. Describe basic facts, as well as the visual appearance of the work (what does the viewer see? Where are key figures located? What tells us that the work is of a particular style?)
3. A summary of the artists’ personal philosophies of art (if they can be found in published sources), and the prevailing trends and schools of thought in the art world at the time and in the place the artist was working. For instance, discuss what was taking place in the artist’s city, country, and/or church that may have provoked a reaction from the artist or the greater society. Include any information that might help the reader understand the artist’s point of view or why the artist made his or her choices in this work of art.
4. Submit the following: A cover page, a fully developed rough draft that addresses number 2 and 3, including an introductory paragraph (with a thesis statement), body, conclusion, a list of references, and images of the 3 works of art you chose.
The three works of art I chose is:
Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863. Oil on canvas,
Edgar Degas, The Glass of Absinthe, 1876. Oil on canvas,
Claude Monet, Impression- Sunrise, 1872. Oil on canvas