What work have you chosen and where is it? How old is it? Who is responsible for it?

Pick any interesting work of art in the region where you currently live, or some place you have lived in the past.  “Region” can be a state, the South, a country, an area where they speak a common language or share a common culture, etc.  In other words, it’s fairly broadly defined.

The work you choose should be available for the public to see.  It can be a work in a museum or gallery, a significant work of architecture, or a public monument.

The project must be in your own words.  The first part is the only one that invites you to look up information.  Everything else should reflect your own thought process.


Your paper should clearly distinguish your answers.  It is best to simply number your responses, and add nothing that does not belong in that section.

1. What work have you chosen and where is it?  How old is it?  Who is responsible for it?  Provide relevant details about the medium/materials.  Say exactly what sources were used for this information.

2. Provide a detailed description of the work.  Assume your reader has not seen it, and you are trying to recreate it in their minds as accurately as possible.

3. Explain why you were drawn to this work.

4. Provide an analysis of the work.  This should include a thesis statement and illustration or evidence to support that statement.  This should