The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago. Your assignment is to fully answer the question being asked of you, as if you were taking an AP test. You are allowed, and encouraged, to do any and all research needed to answer this question. Like with all good AP writing, you need to cite specific artworks as examples for the points you are trying to make.
All or Nothing
The goal is improving your essay writing skills. What that means is, in order to be successful you will need to score a 7 or higher on the 9 point rubric. Anything less will result in an F. You will be given as many opportunities as necessary to complete this assignment successfully.
Things to Remember
Appropriate selections for art beyond the European tradition would include: Africa, Asia, Egypt, India, Oceania, Pre-Columbian Americas, and/or Islamic world tradition.
Remember that the College Board never deems art of the Paleolithic Era to be acceptable for discussion, because there is a lack of hard, provable facts about the works in question. As such, Paleolithic art should always be avoided.
This is due Monday, 11/4/13, by 11:00 p.m. This is a formative grade. You are to submit your responses to me via email: email@example.com. Please make the subject line of your email: women are from venus.
Cultural attitudes about women are often revealed in art.
Select and fully identify two works of art that depict one or more women. The works must come from two different cultures, one of which must be from beyond the European tradition. Explain how each work reveals its culture’s attitudes about women.