In a 3-4 page paper, write a formal analysis of one of the works of art listed b


In a 3-4 page paper, write a formal analysis of one of the works of art listed below. Formal analysis is a kind of writing that combines description with analysis. You are to describe what you see in your chosen work and analyze how its formal elements come together to create meaning or affect a viewer. An effective formal analysis breaks a work down to its individual building blocks and then reassembles them to give the reader fresh insight onto its form and content.
Your paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that contains a brief description of your chosen work and states your thesis. The following paragraphs should address the formal characteristics you believe best enable your reader to understand the work. Your descriptions should be vivid and thorough. Imagine you are writing for someone who has never seen this work of art. Your paper should end with a concluding paragraph that brings your argument to a close. An effective conclusion does not merely restate your thesis.
This paper does not require any research. Your argument is to be based entirely on what you see, not on any outside information. Reading about these artists more often than not will lead you astray, as you will end up writing about what you have read and not about what you see in front of you.
Choose one of the following works of art. Be sure you have found the correct work on Artstor by verifying the title and year.
1) Kehinde Wiley, Anthony of Padua, 2013
2) Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Mother Nursing Her Child, 1907
3) Alex Katz, Red Tie, 1979
Rubric: The paper will be scored out of a maximum 60 points according to the following rubric:
Writing: 0-20 points
Is the paper clearly written and free of grammatical and typographic errors? Does the paper have a reasonable and discernible structure? Is each paragraph devoted to a single theme or idea that is encapsulated by a topic sentence?
Description: 0-20 points
Does the paper thoroughly describe the work of art? Does it create a vivid mental image of it for the reader? Is the description developed in a sensible fashion?
Analysis: 0-20 points
Does the paper have a clear thesis that is well-supported by visual evidence? Does it go beyond description to advance an interpretation of the work of art?
Formatting: Papers must be word processed, double spaced, with standard margins. Titles of works of art are to be italicized. Your paper must have a title (“Formal Analysis Paper” or “Alex Katz’s Red Tie” are not titles).
Link to artist
1) Kehinde Wiley, Anthony of Padua, 2013
https://www.jstor.org/stable/community.20869558?searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DKehinde%2BWiley%252C%2BAnthony%2Bof%2BPadua%252C%2B2013%2B%2B%26so%3Drel&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_search_gsv2%2Fcontrol&refreqid=fastly-default%3A6c744c7ba78a8fae55e650f55b7283b4
2) Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Mother Nursing Her Child, 1907
https://www.jstor.org/stable/community.15716943?searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3D%2BPaula%2BModersohn-Becker%252C%2BKneeling%2BMother%2BNursing%2BHer%2BChild%252C%2B1907%2B%2B%26so%3Drel&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_search_gsv2%2Fcontrol&refreqid=fastly-default%3Aaa46543f1a88d918b5e6ee81c19c6a4e
3) Alex Katz, Red Tie, 1979
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79833


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