Explain how the artwork relates to its historical and artistic context. It is up to you to decide what is relevant to the main idea of your paper. Possibly consider: the artwork’s specific historical style, its function or purpose and the intended audience or patron, any relevant information on the artist and how the artwork relates to their other works

WILLIAM GLACKENS – AT MOUQUIN OR GEORGE INNESS, CATSKILL MOUNTAINS, 1870
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William glackens – at mouquin or George Inness, Catskill Mountains, 1870

Paper details instructions Write a 1500-word, research-based interpretive analysis of a work of art. Aim for 3-5 scholarly sources. Use footnote or endnotes according to Chicago Manual of Style (Quick guide: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html) Your paper should include (but is not restricted to) the following: 1. Your analysis should result in a thesis that asserts an interpretation of the work’s meaning or significance as it relates to course themes. You will support your interpretation with the artwork as primary evidence and scholarly sources as secondary evidence .• What and who counts as American? • How has U.S. national culture been informed by ongoing encounters with a diverse set of cultural traditions through exchange and migration? • How do identity positions—such as race, class, gender, and national origin—both inform and challenge notions of Americanness? 2. Introduce the reader to the artwork by writing a rich description of its composition, subject matter, symbolism or iconography, and visual style. 3. Consider how the artwork functions visually, aesthetically, expressively. That is, analyze how the component parts work together, and how the artistic choices (choices of medium, shape, color, etc.) communicate the message of the work to the viewer. 4. Explain how the artwork relates to its historical and artistic context. It is up to you to decide what is relevant to the main idea of your paper. Possibly consider: the artwork’s specific historical style, its function or purpose and the intended audience or patron, any relevant information on the artist and how the artwork relates to their other works.

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