• Ms. Daconto 

     Studio Art Research Project

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is in the process of organizing its most talked about exhibition
    of all times; “The Art of The Ages.” Only 10 artists can be chosen to have their work represented in this show. You will be one of the artists competing for the spot.
    Your paper will be written in the first person.         Remember YOU are the artist.

    Assume that you are one of the well-known artists listed below (living or deceased) and create a letter and portfolio for yourself. This letter and portfolio should convince the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that you are worthy of being part of this exhibit.

    Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and ideas of another author and representation of them as one's own original work. Please make sure to properly credit all sources.
    If you plagiarize any part of your paper, it will result in an automatic zero along with school punishment

    Your paper should be 4 pages in length and double spaced. The works cited page is not included in the 4 pages. The font size will be 12 and the font style will be Times New Roman.

    Artists (Choose One): Artist must be approved by myself and it cannot be an artist that we have studied in class.


    Mary Cassatt, Willem De Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe, Jackson Pollock, Norman Rockwell, Hieronymus Bosch, Piet Mondrian, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Rene' Magritte, Salvador Dali, Paul
    Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Eduardo Manet, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pierre August Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Jacob Lawrence, M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Romare Bearden, Kathe Kollwitz, Gustave Klimt, Marc Chagall, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Claes Oldenburg, Paul Klee, Henri Rousseau, Jean Dubuffet, Diego Rivera, Frieda Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky, Lucien Freud,
    Robert Rauschenberg, Judy Chicago, Andy Goldsworthy, Janine Antoni, Joseph Beuys, Max Ernst, Christo, Mona Hatoum, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Faith Ringgold, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Diane Kruger, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairy, Stan Lee, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Sebastian Kruger, Steve Mc Curry

    Objective: Explain why you feel that your artwork should be
    included in the museum’s exhibit. (5)


    Education: Where did you receive your training as an artist? When did you
    begin to study art? Who or what were you influenced by? List any other
    important information relating to your education and training as an artist. (10)
    Experience: When and where were you born? Where have you lived and worked
    throughout your career? What style of art are you most famous for? What types
    of media (material) do you use to create your artwork? What art movement are
    you a part of? Explain the art movement. (15)


    Interests: What is the subject matter (e.g. people at work, landscapes,
    fantasy art) that you most often paint? Describe some of your interests (either
    related to art or not.) (10)


    Choose three (3) pieces that you feel best represent your work as an artist.
    Describe them in terms of color, size, subject, composition, and medium
    (materials used.) Also include the year that the work was created. Research the
    art movement and what was taking place in this era that may help you with the
    description. Print images on a separate sheet of paper and add to the last

    Add any other information that you feel is important. (40)


    what you like most about the three pieces that you have selected. Explain what
    you like least about these three pieces of art and how you might change them if
    you had the opportunity. (20)


    ** If you are using TURNITIN.COM do not enter your portfolio pictures. Refer to your artwork by title. When you hand in your hard copy to me, then you will
    add your portfolio pictures. **




    YOU WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO DO AN ORAL PRESENTATION BASED ON 3 PIECES OF ARTWORK. You can either talk about the 3 pieces in your report, or you can choose a piece of work that you didn’t write about. You will do a PowerPoint showing these images and you may and should include anything else that you feel is relative or that will make your presentation a more dynamic one. Be creative. Think about your background choice. You should have a title slide. You should be well prepared when presenting, and know your artist. Do not read off your PowerPoint, points will be deducted from your grade. You will be given a full project grade for this assignment. 

    To guide you with this project use the following resources:

    Art Books: Search the Library OPAC using the appropriate subject heading for your artist and/or time period.
    Online Databases: From the
    Carey Library Website you can explore (not limited to) and investigate the following authoritative sources:

    Gale Biography Resource Center

    World Book Online

    Useful Websites:

    WebMuseum, Paris

    Art cyclopedia


    National Museum of Women in Arts

    National Gallery of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Olga's Gallery

    Biography .com