Discuss the object’s significance in art history, providing background, context, comparisons, and an account of relevant issues.

Artwork Analysis
The goal of the assignment is to develop your ability to engage an object in terms of its formal attributes and contextual significance. I want to see that you are able to:a) research a specific artwork as carefully as possibleb) think critically about it and its significancec) make it intelligible to a non-specialist viewer
Select one object from the list posted on Blackboard. If none of the artworks appeal to you, you can chose another from the Chrysler Museum. Find the object’s location, and research it to find the following characteristics:1) Name of the artwork2) Location of the artwork(current Museum or Collection)3) Provenance of the artwork (where it came from)4) Material the artworkis made from5) Size of the artwork6) Date the artworkwas made7) Best refereed source a reader can use for further research on the artwork. (See note on refereed sources on pagePlace this information at the top of your paper. Do not include a title or tile page- just begin your paper with the list of attributes, in the same order as above.The second part of paper should be a formal description of what the object looks like. Use your best analytical toolset (and terms) to convey the shape, volume, rhythm, line, craftsman’s marks, etc. Imagine that the reader doesn’t have an image in front of them, and try your best to draw them a picture with your words.The third part of the paper will be your opportunity to put the object in context. For this exercise, imagine that your piece is on display in a museum and you are writing an explanatory placard that hangs beside it. Bearing this in mind, think about reaching out to an audience who knows very little about art and even less about the historical and cultural framework within which it is situated. Your mission is to make the object accessible, relevant, even exciting to a non-specialist viewer. Discuss the object’s significance in art history, providing background, context, comparisons, and an account of relevant issues. Think about what the piece is and how it connects to wider trends and developments. Remember, as these are intended to explain an object on display in a museum to someone who walks in off the street, it may be useful to provide some essential background on your culture as a means of introducing your piece.
Citations must be used when you employ the thoughts or statements of others.Footnotes: Use endnotes to describe the source, including the specific page numbers. Footnotes can be added in MS Word via the References tab.