Art History II: Modern Art 1900-1945 VA 2500 01 Research Paper Assignment Final


Art History II: Modern Art 1900-1945
VA 2500 01
Research Paper Assignment
Final Draft Due: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Submit both a hard copy and via Blackboard.
Format: Include references to critical opinion on the artist’s work, statements by the artist (included in short form text notes—e.g. Johnson, 12).
Include bibliography of all sources used.
Include illustrations of works discussed.
Page Length: 5 – 7 pages, typewritten.
Research Topic:
Discuss the beginning of what is nowadays called “Design” in two movements of Modern Art: Constructivism in Russia and the Bauhaus in Germany.
– Discuss the fundamental principles of design in the production of each movement. Analyze three categories out of graphic design, industrial design, furniture, textiles, theater, architecture, etc. Select at least 3 examples for each movement as the basis for your discussion.
– Provide the historical context: give dates, names of artists and general background for the development of both Constructivism and Bauhaus.
– This subject will result in a compare/contrast paper. Make sure before doing the comparison/ contrast that you have clearly grasped the particularities and specific characteristics of each movement.


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