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Develop an interpretation of a work of 20th century art based upon your close analysis and the existing scholarly literature.
Situate it in relation to both the artist’s larger oeuvre and the broader aesthetic and social context in which it emerged, you should begin with your observations of its material and formal characteristics.
Write a 7-8 page paper using the Chicago Manual of Style
October 4: Outline that includes a thesis statement, evidence, and summary bibliography of at least six scholarly sources
December 6: Final paper due
Use different types of sources for background information.
Once you've chosen a topic, think about a research question that you use to develop a working thesis. As you explore more deeply into your topic, you will inevitably encounter information that will both support and contradict your working thesis. Evaluate and refine your thesis in light of what you've found.
When you've completed and reviewed the information you gathered in the research process, your next step is develop an argument based on your working thesis.