a formal writing assignment for this selected art historical analysis your essay will present your formal and contextual analysis of the artwork

Be certain to analyze the art work in terms of stylistic technique, thematic content, and historical context.

You are making an argument in your thesis and it should be clearly stated in your first paragraph.

Establish what the artwork looks like and analyze its form. This is the section on style and technique and the beginning of your argument.

Establish the subject matter of the artwork – analyze its theme. This section doesn’t just describe the subject but begins to link form and theme

Establish the influences that shaped the artwork – analyze its context. This section of the essay can seem overwhelming but your thesis should have focused your analysis to a few main areas of discussion. Here again, the link between form, theme and context should be emphasized.

When you have finished the section on context, your essay is nearly complete. Summarize your argument reviewing your case for your audience in a well-constructed conclusion

PSA: the essay should have a thesis that is clear and the paper should be written in answering the argument.

Peer reviewed academic resources are needed for this assignment.(no Wikipedia)

I will provide two academic sources and you can add up to 3-4 academic sources.(sources should be cited using Chicago style) and should have a resources page at the end.

WASSERMAN, JACK. “The Genesis of Raphael’s “Alba Madonna”.” Studies in the History of Art 8 (1978): 35-61. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42617900.

Grinnell, George J. “Heaven and Earth Reconciled: The Common Vision of Renaissance Art and Science.” Leonardo 21, no. 2 (1988): 195-99. doi:10.2307/1578559. www.jstor.org/stable/1578559.

Art work and Topic: (Alba Madonna Painting by Raphael)