You should pick only one or two artworks to discuss. You are required to provide citations in footnotes in this section. There is no bibliography required for this part of the assignment. If you choose artworks not found in the text, please append a digital image of the

1) The first two pages (roughly 500 words) should address your topic and the work(s) of art. You should pick only one or two artworks to discuss. You are required to provide citations in footnotes in this section. There is no bibliography required for this part of the assignment. If you choose artworks not found in the text, please append a digital image of the artwork to your assignment. Do not worry about providing citations for these images.
This part should include the following (indicate each under a subheading):
⚫a brief description of the work of art (formal analysis and socio-historical contexts) ⚫ questions you are posing/addressing
⚫ a concise thesis (1 to 2 sentences), supported by a couple of paragraphs in which you indicate how you intend to develop your proposed position
2) An annotated bibliography consisting of 3 sources (roughly 450 words): 150 words per annotation).
An annotated bibliography consists of a list of citations that refer to monographs, edited anthologies, articles-followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, i.e. the annotation. An annotation is a critical and explanatory commentary on a source, informing the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. THE TEXT IS NOT A VALID SOURCE.
First, conduct your library research, seeking materials that contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.
Cite the book, article, or document using the appropriate style. Please observe the used in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), a copy of which is posted to the “writing docs” folder on Brightspace.
Provide a concise summary of the central theme of the book, book chapter, or journal article. You also should try to critically evaluate the author’s argument. Do you agree or disagree with their central thesis? Additionally, make sure to make clear why you have chosen the sources you have. Why are they relevant to your thesis? Will they be used to support your argument or do they provide a counter-argument? If relevant, you may wish to contrast or compare your various sources in your annotation, to point out differing scholarly positions on a particular issue.