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Art: ART 110-McNearney Master Analysis Assignment

This guide provides general information resources for the study of art.

Still Life

Edwaert Colyer (Dutch, 1643-1712). Still Life. about 1696. Artstor.

Step 1: Select An Artist

Use the above links to explore artworks by various master artists and choose one to emulate through the application of their style.

GOAL: Become familiar with historically acclaimed Master Artists by choosing one to emulate through the application of their style. Create a new still life in their style in a drawing & or painting.

PROCEDURE: Choose a master from the list in the PDF (linked above) or make a suggestion of a master artist (who painted still lifes) to the instructor for approval. Use that style to create your still life composition with your own objects. 18x24” (or larger, could be paper or canvas or masonite.) Depict at least 3+ objects, work in charcoal, ink, pastel &/or paint. Choose an appropriate medium for the master/ style you are emulating. (You are creating a new image in a style related to the work of a master artist who is in the list. Do at least 4 thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook to warm up and prep for your composition 1st).

WRITING: Write two (2) paragraphs of at least four to five (4-5) sentences each on your artist and why they have inspired you with their still lifes as subject matter. Include what you can find out about the time period that the artist was alive and why that has influenced their style. Put it into your own words. Don’t plagiarize from others’ writings. Submit your writing about your artist in our Discussion area in D2L.

Read full assignment details in pdf (linked above.)

Still Life

Jan Davidsz. de Heem. Still Life with Garland of Fruit and Flowers. c. 1669. Artstor.

Step 2: Research Your Artist

Use the above links to learn about your artist's life, style and the movements with which s/he was associated.

Still Life

Paul Cézanne. Still Life with Apples. 1893-1894. Artstor.

Step 3: Cite Your Sources

The academic databases linked in Step 2 (see column on the left) provide citations in MLA style for each article. For other resources (websites, print books, etc.), use the MLA Style Citation Guide linked below to create a citation.