The Starry Night and Other Art Works

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The objective of this assignment is for you to develop skills in the comparative analysis of images and in art historical research. The image to discuss: The Starry Night from Van Gogh In this research paper, you are to deepen your discussion of this artwork through comparing it to other relevant works of art, and through doing scholarly research. Choose AT LEAST two other artworks for comparative purposes. These other works might be by the same artist, by different artists working in same style (i.e. Neoclassicism, Romanticism, etc.), work in another medium or style with similar subject matter, etc. It may help you to choose a theme that ties your original work to your comparative works, and you will find suggested themes below. In your paper, make an argument about the images you have chosen to discuss, an argument that is supported by your comparative analysis and research. Suggested themes for your paper (note that these are just guidelines; other themes are acceptable): – An expansion of one or more aspects of your formal analysis, common to the works you discuss – Common subject matter in the works you discuss – Common tropes (for example, windows, mirrors, ships, etc.) – Models and poses – Fashion and dress – Photography and art – Urban, suburban and/or rural settings, seascapes, etc. – Issues around gender, race, class, or politics – Science and art – Movement in art – Humour, satire and/or caricature in art Research guidelines: Your paper should include at least FIVE sources. These can include scholarly articles, scholarly books, and museum and exhibition catalogues. Museum websites that discuss specific works are also acceptable, but must be IN ADDITION to your other five sources; generic websites such as Wikipedia are not acceptable. Note: – include colour images of the artworks you discuss
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