IB Comparative Essay Part 2

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals:

  1. Write the background material for work 3.  Give us information about the artist’s history, art movement, personal style, etc.  Try to focus on material that will matter when you begin discussing the artwork itself.  If there was a major life event that impacted the artist and then shows up in the work, that is what you should be discussing.  (Recommended 1 page per background.  If both works come from the same artist, it might be a single page.  Don’t forget to include some kind of visual.)
  2. Fully critique works 3.  Just follow the critique method we have used in the past.  (It is recommended to do one critique per page.  If you need two pages, it’s not a problem, but try not to go longer than that.  The image should be on the page, you could use a detail/crop of the image on a second page.  It is ok to use arrows, create pullouts, or organize the critique into text boxes linked to the image.)
  3. Compare all the works.  You should have at least 1 page to compare work 1 to work 2, 1 page to compare work 2 to work 3, and 1 page to compare work 3 to work 1.  (diagrams, charts, pullouts, and arrows are all fine to help make these comparisons.  Be sure to use images, you may use details).
  4. A List of Resources.  Include (as a separate word document) a list of all the resources (books, videos, interviews, web pages) that you used as research for this document.  Use whatever format you already are using in your English classes (MLA, Chicago, whatever).
  5. Add the component where you make connections between your work and the work you selected to write about.  This is for HL only, and should be between 3-5 slides.  Make sure to use visuals (both your work and the selected work), and continue to provide citations and credit lines.

If you need reminders about the Comparative Essay, or want to see examples, go here.

This will be due Monday, 4/22, by 11 pm.  This is a formative grade and a final draft… what you have is what will be submitted.

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