Essay: The human body is often highly stylized or abstracted in works of art.  Fully identify two works, one from Content Area 6 on the chart above, one from Content Area 4 listed below, which are currently on display at museums (see list at top of this page), in which the body has been highly stylized or abstracted.  Discuss how the stylization or abstraction of each figure is related to cultural ideas. Include citations within essay. A works cited page should follow essay. (This essay may count as a quiz, see your teacher.) A works cited page should follow essay.

Choose one figure from Content Area 6 listed in chart above, and one from Content Area 4 listed below.
126. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pablo Picasso (videoimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
129. The Kiss, Constantin Brancusi (videoimages, additional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
130. The Portuguese, Georges Braque (essayimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
145. Woman I, Willem de Kooning (videoimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
247. Preying Mantra, Wangechi Mutu (essayimageadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of our time?

The best well-planned and argued essay will correctly discuss, with a high degree of historical specificity and sophistication, how each work's appearance is a reflection of its cultural situation.

highly stylized clarification <-- tips from AP Central

RUBRIC for grading museum report essay 30pts. max 26 - 30pts. 20 - 25pts. 10 pts. 5 pts.
Highly stylized or abstracted works are fully identified and are currently on display Two clearly identified examples from list provided Identification missing, or examples not from list provided Identification missing Identification missing

Research is evident in a well-planned and argued essay, how each work's stylized or abstracted appearance is a reflection of its cultural situation

Correctly discusses, with a high degree of historical specificity and sophistication and a well-planned and argued essay, how each work's highly stylized or abstracted appearance is a reflection of its cultural situation.

Fair discussion of how the stylization or abstraction of the images is a reflection of its cultural situation Incomplete discussion of how the stylization or abstraction of the images is a reflection of its cultural situation Discussion is weak, mostly descriptive, and lacks an adequate understanding of how the stylistic character of the work is related to its cultural context.

Use of citations to defend position

How to include citations as end notes.

References, citations, footnotes as end notes are used to refer to facts gathered from several textbooks, library references, museum labels, and academic online sources. References, citations, footnotes as end notes are used to refer to facts gathered from only one academic source. Non-academic online sources seem to be the only references, or citations missing. No evidence that additional research was used, no citations in essay.
Works Cited Works Cited follows essay Works Cited incomplete Works Cited missing Works Cited missing

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