INSTRUCTIONS: write a one-page double spaced 12 point type paper. Submitting paper to TURNITIN NO PLAGIARIZING. Worth 100 points, so write a well editing and convincing paper.
PROMPTS: Watch at least two of the four videos below (ONLY USE ATTACHED slides shows as reference material!!! I HAVE ATTACHED EVERY SLIDE SHOW WE HAVE USED THROUGH THE SEMESTER)
Choose only ONE of the following topics to write about:
1. Compare and contrast Renoir’s Moulin de la Galette against Toulouse Lautrec’s At the Moulin Rouge. Your paper should have a strong thesis statement. Compare technique, composition, subject matter, and the intent of the artist in each case. State the similarities but also BE SURE TO STATE THE CONTRASTS.
2. Write an in-depth analysis of Manet’s Bar at the Folies Bergère including the technique and intent of the artist, and the subject matter. Concentrate on all the points made in the video, the textbook and the slide show. Compare the still life at the bar with the still life in Renoir’s Moulin de la Galette. Also compare the kind of crowd and the atmosphere in the two paintings. What was Renoir’s intent? What was Manet’s intent? Your paper should have a strong thesis statement.
3. Compare Gustave Caillebotte’s Rainy Day Paris with Renoir’s Moulin de la Galette. Specifically respond to how these paintings address life in Paris in the 1870s. How does the broad boulevard in Caillebotte’s painting apply to the fact that Paris had been renovated? How does the crowd in the Montmartre dance hall Moulin de la Galette compare to the people in Caillebotte’s painting? Why are they both Impressionist painters when Caillebotte’s work is so much more precise in terms of brushstrokes as compared to Renoir’s? Answer these questions in a specific and clear way. Your paper should have a clear thesis statement.
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