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Finding Art History Sources: 2. Think About Your Chosen Artwork

Directions

Now that you have had some practice finding different words for an artwork, you need to do the same for the artwork that you are going to be writing about.  

  • Get a picture of your chosen artwork on the screen in front of you.  Remind yourself what it is and what it looks like
  • Refresh your memory (using your class notes, slides, or the Khan Academy) of some facts about this artwork
  • Write down some words that help describe this artwork, similar to what we just did for the Augustus of Prima Porta

This time it is not an exercise, but the real thing!  So go a bit more slowly and try to think it through carefully.

Then fill in Part 2 of the Worksheet.

Worksheet Part 2: Finding Contextual Keywords for your Artwork