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ART 245 Research Topics

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23.6 Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770, oil on canvas (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa)

23.16 John Henry Fuseli, Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent, 1790, oil on canvas (Royal Academy of Art, London)

23.27 Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatti, 1784, oil on canvas (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

24.3 Francisco Goya, The Third of May, 1808, 1814, (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

24.5 John Constable, The Haywain (Landscape: Noon), 1821, oil on canvas (The National Gallery, London)

24.7 Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Slave Ship of Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying – Typhoon Coming On, 1840, oil on canvas (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

24.17 Théodore Géricault, Raft of the Medusa, 1818-19, oil on canvas (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

24.19 Eugène Delacroix, Scenes from the Massacre at Chios, 1824, oil on canvas (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

24.23 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, View of Rome: The Bridge and Castel Sant’Angelo with the Cupola of St. Peter’s, 1826-27 (Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco)

25.2 Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers, 1849, oil on canvas (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden)

25.16 Claude Monet, The Gare Saint-LazareArrival of the Train, 1877, oil on canvas (Harvard Art Museum; Fogg Art Museum)

25.17 Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881, oil on canvas (The Philips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

25.19 Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1881-82, oil on canvas (The Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London)

25.21 Mary Cassatt, The Child’s Bath, 1891-92, oil on canvas (The Art Institute of Chicago)

25.23 William Holman Hunt, The Awakening Conscience, 1853-54, oil on canvas (Tate Gallery, London)

26.1 Paul Cézanne, Mount Sainte-Victoire, c. 1885-87, oil on canvas (Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London)

26.10 Vincent van Gogh, Night Cafe, 1888, oil on canvas (Yale University Art Gallery)

26.13 Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From: What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897, oil on canvas (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

26.27 Auguste Rodin, Burghers of Calais, 1884-89, bronze (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

27.4 Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

27.10 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden, 1908, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

27.25 Marc Chagall, I and the Village, 1911, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

28.17 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Place de l’Europe Behind the Gare St. Lazare, Paris, 1932, gelatin silver print

28.51 Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939, oil on canvas (Museo de Ate Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City)

28.53 Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930, oil on canvas (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)

29.2 Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950, enamel on canvas (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

29.15 Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1961-64, acrylic on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

29.31 Romare Bearden, The Prevalence of Ritual: Baptism, 1964, collage (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

30.22 Kara Walker, Insurrection (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On), 2000, cut paper silhouettes and light projections (Solomon G. Guggenheim Museum, New York)


Assignment Parameters

Please select a topic from the list and write a 5-page research paper on your work of art.  The limit is two students for each work of art.  Selected works of art are well-known and have been the subject of scholarly research and publications.   

This assignment requires you to select a work of art from the list, write a thesis statement and select a method of interpretation, research the work of art, submit a rough draft, write a research paper, and write one paragraph summarizing your findings to share with the class in a discussion.  It is an important part of the process and it will help you to develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills. You must review this page (Pierce College Library Guidefor the course and use scholarly materials available in the library for your research paper.  The research paper must have footnotes and a bibliography in Chicago style, and must be typed (no larger than 12-point font and 1 ¼” margins, and double spaced).  Blogs, wikipedia, and websites are not scholarly materials and are not acceptable forms of research.  You will be required to submit a topic selection, a thesis statement, and a rough draft as listed on the calendar.


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