Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, The Dream of Pope Sergius in J. Paul Getty Museum
Must use three specific sources(references)
1. Lorne Campbell, The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish Schools (for Bouts, van der Weyden, Gerard David)->Book
2. Hans J. Van Miegroet, Between the Dream of Pope Sergius and Reality: A Van der Weyden Problem of Attribution and Date (http://www.jstor.org/stable/1482419)
3. Martin Conway, New Light on the Flemish Primitives(http://www.jstor.org/stable/862738)
4. No Online Sources
Your papers should conform to the following guidelines:
1) List all relevant factual information including artist, subject, date, size, medium and location.
2) Describe the work as thoroughly as possible. Be concise but specific; if applicable, identify any symbolism present in the work (saints’ attributes, for example). Take into consideration such aspects as the condition and scale of the work—the kinds of things that you can only clearly observe first hand.
3) Analysis: Discuss the form, style and content of the work. Such an analysis is based on first thinking about how the artist is handling visual form—that is, using compositional and formal elements in the work—and then figuring out how these elements contribute to the “effect” of the work, or how they help to put across a narrative or thematic idea.
4) Place the work “in context”—both in terms of the function and purpose of the work, and within the artist’s career. Questions you should ask yourself about this work: why was it made? What was it used for? Was it part of a larger commission, such as a polyptych (multi-panel) altarpiece? Are there particular symbolic meanings attached to objects or figures in the work? Who might have ordered or paid for it? Is it a typical example of this artist’s style? Early or late work? Influenced by an earlier artist or artistic tradition? If you cannot find sufficient factual information about the work, or much comparative material for your particular artist, discuss the work in relation to contemporary works of a similar type from the same city or region.
5) You must use the proper form to refer to the source(s) of your information—footnotes, bibliography, etc.