Student’s name Instructor Course Date History of the Madonna and Child and subsequent use in furthering the sense of awe among Christians Introduction Arts depicting the Christ Child and his mother Mary have long been part of the tradition of the Roman Catholic church in many parts of the world including France. The Madonna and Child regularly depicts an artwork of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Notably the word ‘Madonna’ gets translated to ‘My Lady’ from Italian manuscripts. As a work of art the Madonna and Child get represented as either iconic paintings or sculptures which have spanned years of existence to be preserved as artifacts in present times. On the one hand paintings of the Madonna and child have been part of the history of churches in Italy and Eastern Orthodox Churches for a long time and have been represented as mosaics and wall paintings (Osborne each place that the sculpture is presented. These factors have served to increase awe and faithfulness among Christians and enjoys significant esteem among the believers as well as admirers of polished artisanship. Works Cited Bader Claire. "Editorial: Madonna and child." Journal of clinical nursing 19.17‐18 (2010): 2375-2376. Barkan Leonard. Unearthing the past: archaeology and aesthetics in the making of Renaissance culture. Yale University Press 1999. Carre Lionel. "Duccio’s Madonna and Child." Distinctions: An Honors Student Journal (2006): 48. Elkins James. On the strange place of religion in contemporary art. Psychology Press 2004. Goldthwaite Richard A. The building of Renaissance Florence: An economic and social history. JHU Press 1982. Osborne John L. "Early medieval painting in San Clemente Rome: the Madonna and Child in the niche." Gesta 20.2 (1981): 299-310. Appendices Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 1: Art of the Madonna and Child at the Royal Ontario Museum Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 2: The accreditation of the Sculpture [...]
DUE : Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00 pm EST The objective of this assignment is to construct and complete a research paper on a specific work of art or design of your choosing that relates to the overarching theme of AWE. You are to select an object in response to one of the four questions below, each of which highlights a particular facet of how art objects have created a sense of awe. You are to analyze and contextualize your object by researching its historical and art-historical context. The finished paper will provide a rich, thoughtful discussion of your object. QUESTION: How have different religions used art objects to further a sense of awe and reverence for the divine in the viewer? Method: 1. Choose an object in the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Textile Museum of Canada, or the Aga Khan Museum in relation to one of the above questions. Your chosen work of art must fit the chronological scope of this course (that is, you must select a European, non-European, or non-Western object manufactured before the year 1800 CE). The object can be part of the museum’s permanent collection or part of a temporary exhibition, but the object MUST BE ON DISPLAY—you must study the work of art in person and not simply online. Keep your admission ticket to submit with your paper. 2. Research the art-historical context of your chosen object. Students must use a minimum of three academic sources (i.e. peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, books, or exhibition catalogues). You may consult your textbook, but for the purpose of this essay, it will not count as one of your academic sources). If you find useful information that is located in a potentially untrustworthy source it is your task to track down a better source. Regardless, you must honestly report or cite any source from which you have borrowed information or ideas, including Wikipedia. Furthermore, you should only consult the museum website to verify the artist’s name, title, medium, dimensions, date and/or place of production of your object, and to find an image of the object to include with your paper. 3. Write a research essay that responds to this question by situating your chosen work within its historical and/or art-historical context. Important: 1) Your essay must be 5-6 pages (c. 1250-1500 words). It should be double-spaced, with 1” margins, using a 12-pt font in Times New Roman on 8 1⁄2 x 11” pages. It should be page numbered. Please include your TA’s name as well as your name and student number. (I'll just add these information in the finished essay). Papers that do not adhere to the above format will not be accepted. You must staple your admission ticket to attach to your paper. (*I got my ticket too!) 2) Include a clear and assertive thesis statement at the beginning of your essay. 3) Include a reproduction or rendering for your object, along with complete information (artist, title, date, medium etc.). Please ask for permission before taking a photograph of any object on display. Students are also free to print an image of the object from the museum website, to submit a postcard of it from the museum gift shop (or, with express permission of the shop owner, photograph the postcard in the gift shop), or photocopy it from a museum guide or catalogue. 4) Include a bibliography of works cited AS WELL AS citations (either footnotes or in-text parenthetical references) using either the Chicago Manual of Style or MLA. 5) The largest part of your mark will be calculated according to the content of your essay, but the organization of your discussion and the style of your writing will also be considered.