Friday, January 30, 2009

Senior Research Paper: Researching and Writing About Artists and Their Work

Overview: You will be choosing one artist, either from the following list or a contemporary artist (or 20th Century artist) of equal historic merit--(he or she must have adequate primary and secondary source material from which to research). The research you gather will help you prove your thesis about specific pieces of art (1-5). Choose an artist whose work you like, and even more importantly, who you think makes an interesting statement through his or her artwork that you think you can explain for about 15 pages.

Here are two model papers from last year:
You should read these papers to understand where this process is going.

Step 1:
I have set up hyperlinks for about 50 artists. Spend the next hour or so choosing an artist that you would like to focus for the next few weeks. (You will want to have a back-up choice or two for various reasons.) I know a bit about each of these artists and have an idea of what you will face if you choose to research any of them. I’ll be around to answer questions. Enjoy.

For some of these artists, it is just as easy to do an image search.

Painters and Artists:

White Cube also has a good list of contemporary artists.

So does this PBS site.

I chose these artists because they should be easy enough to find research on but have not been written on endlessly. If you have an artist in mind, I’d be happy to add it to the list.

Step 2: Post a Comment on which artist you want and why (brief). You can, of course, pick someone that is not on the list. I would also like you to hyperlink the title of an image that you like from the artist, so a quick mini-lesson:

This is due at 8:00 a.m. on Wed. Feb. 4th. Artists are given on a first-post basis. Only two people per artist.

Kevin Ta 5 said...Alright, here’s my quick mini lesson on how to hyperlink in comment boxes. Say you want to make a link like this. All you have to do is type the following into the comment box:
<"a href=http://www.google.com">"this"<"/a">
and get rid of the quotation marks. When you publish it, it will look like:
this
Replace the URL (making sure you have the http:// part) and the “this” and it’s as simple as that. Remember that the Preview button is your friend. Hope that helps.

64 comments:

zaktouati said...

for my artist i have chosen banksey . i chosen bansky because his work caught my attention quickly. i really love how he usues humor in his illistrations as a way of decribing his art.

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Ericka R. 7 said...

marcel duchamp
i have chosen marcel duchamp. i like the humor that he brought to "The Mona Lisa", he change the title to "She Has A Hot Ass". he also added a mustache and goatee.

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Danny T6 said...

My artist i chose was Banksy and i choose him because i just find his art funny, yet i like how most of his images portray some kind of message. I think i would enjoy doing a research paper on him

JohnN7 said...

I would also like to do Banksy, because his images give the public attention to look at drawings aesthetically. There's no such thing as good publicity sticks out to me because it gives me a different meaning in looking at his art work in being forward like this one and this one

Mike G7 said...

if you ment two people per class per artist, i would like to do Banksy because his work seemed very interesting to me and i find it humerous.

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BeatrizR6 said...

Ok The artist i have chosen is Nobert Bisky because willie is good piece

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Anthony G. 6 said...

I am going to write my paper on David Hockney. My reason for chooseing him is that he was the first person whos work wasn't random colors and shapes on paper. You could hardly call most of the work i saw looking through their work art.

Garrowby Hill

Kyle G. 6 said...

artwork

The artist I chose to write about is Raymond Pettibon. I choose him because he has his own website which would give me a lot of information. He also tells stories with his artwork.

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markr6 said...

i would like to do Uelsman. I like how he uses photgraphy in his art. The particular one was a body of water with a hole in the middle with a ladder coming out of it.

Alex J 7 said...

I choose to write my paper on Shepard Fairey and his works of art. I noticed him as soon as I looked it up on Google and the name brand OBEY came up. This caught my attention greatly because I like the style of this particular clothing and he is very political with the art he creates which is interesting. Such as the clothing. He is also very comedic with his art. drop sneakers not bombs

Jhon V.6 said...

I would like Jean Michel Basquiat because I like his arts and also we have the same backgrounds. This is an image I like: Jean

Randy C.7 said...

wou;d like to do my paper on Tony Fitzpatrick because i want to learn th emeaning behind his style of painting

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YinW6 said...

I choose Banksy as my artist, because most of his works are in the graffiti style to express something. Although I do not understand art, but I can see every piece of his work can be easily seen in his reflections on some places or themes. Also, I think his works are so humor. My favorite work is there is always hope

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Rongliang L.6 said...

I chose Alex hatz for my rasearch paper, because his art are simple.I am not comprehend the art. Maybe his art are easy for me to understand the world of the art.
blueberry Field

annemarie L 7 said...

I chose Kara Walker because in her silhouettes it displays problems within them which are hard to notice because it's by how the characters' bodies are displayed with no faces.

Brian H. 6 said...

Jerry Uelsmann is the artist I choose. That took about 15 minutes trying to do this hyperlink thingy by the way. i choose him becuase of the way his art looks. Theres something about it that makes me wonder and I like doing that. There was a better reason but i lost it now messing up a couple of times. note to self must save writings

Molly B 7 said...

My artist I chose is Julian Beever , my reasons for choosing him is his art work catches my eye, and makes me think about how he did it, and his reasoning behind it to make me want to research into it more.
Julian Beever

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R. Gallagher said...

It is 9:00 a.m., one hour after the posts were due. I erased your post if you did not hyperlink the title. You can retry for partial credit, though you may have lost your artist. For those of you that did not do the homework, you can do it now for half credit.

Chad O 7 said...

The artist I chose is Roy Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein. I chose him, because I like his work a lot. He paints mostly cartoons, basically characters you would find in a comic book. He uses many colors in his paintings as well which brings them out.

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Alex T 7 said...

Pins

I chose Tara Donovan as my artist due to the fact that I viewed her work and am intrigued by the detail and patience that she puts into all of her work.

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Aggnes Z. 6 said...

I chose
David Hockney , because I saw his paiting about Grand Canyon and I Loved !
And I think with this picture, my project will be easy to do it !

Kristi G. 6 said...

The artist that i choose is Norbert Bisky. The reason why I choose Robert Bisky as my artist is because his paintings are well thought and have specific details..

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madeep S.6 said...

I like artist because i like his painting and he drw and pain to the wall. he pait shapes like stars and triangle.

"sol lewitt"

Annabel D. 6 said...

i picked jorge de la vega

because his art is funny but at the same time is like leaving a message about family, and i like his art.

tiffany h7 said...

For my research paper I have chosen Wangechi Mutu for my artist. I chosed her because I love how she can combine a fashion magazine and a nature magazine and make beautiful art.

Brittany K. 6 said...

i changed my artist to Sandy sklogund. Her art seems to draw my attention as oppose to other artist work.

Sandy Skoglund

Berlineda P.6 said...

I choose Norbert Bisky because his works look like something you have to be sure to look around and thought deeply on how it’s being use.


Norbert Bisky

Jared R 6 said...

I chose Nobert Bisky because his artwork is very creative. He uses various colors and that is what caught my eye. I like how his paintings seem to actually have a meaning.
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Brittany K. 6 said...

i chose Jerry Uelsmann because his art seems to capture my imagination and it all seems to have a different meaning.
Jerry Uelsmann

EmilioB_6 said...

I chose Jerry Uelsmann at first because it was the first link I chose. But the way he blends images together to make such abstract images was appealing.

Dian z 7 said...

<"a href=http://http://www.artknowledgenews.com/files/AnselmKieferAshflower.jpg">"I am going to do my reserch on Anselm Kiefer, because his art is very interesting to me and i want to know more about his life. "<"/a">

Mike G7 said...

i would like to do Banksy because his work seemed very interesting to me and i find it humerous.

Oscar R7 said...

i chose kurt webnner because i think he is a tremendous artist. he is talented and has spirit. his paintings show how thoughtful he is. this is why i waqnt to write my paper about him.

kurt wenner

Dian z 7 said...

I am going to do my reserch on Anselm Kiefer, because his art is very interesting to me and i want to know more about his life.

Viviana said...

I ‘m going to do my research on Kurt Wenner because I find his Art very intriguing and I would like to know more about his life and his drawings.
Kurt Wenner

wen Z 7 said...

I choose Hans Hofmann for my research paper. Because I saw his paintings, I can image the life. so I want to have a deep research.

jonathanB7 said...

I chose Shepard Fairey because i like his use of color. Especially his use of political imagesto tell a story. Mothership

Mike B 7 said...

Controller of the Universe

The artist i choose is Damian Ortega, because the art he displays is like none I have seen before. The way he manipulates objects to suspend in air fasinates me.

amanb_7 said...

i would like to do my research on shepard fairey because his art work really gets to me because of his bright colors and his political veiws and how he hopes for changes that really shows through his art work.

amanb_7 said...

i would like to do my research on shepard fairey
because his art work really gets to me because of his bright colors and his political veiws and how he hopes for changes that really shows through his art work

AshleyBourett said...

I chose Sandy Skogland because her work seems interesting she uses a lot of bright colors and the background is unusual and I never seen any art work like this before.

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Viviana said...

Herculean Giant

Im going to do my research on Kurt Wenner simply because im facinated by his form of 3D grafitti..its very eye catching and very interesting.

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