ART HISTORY 305
The Greek Vase
DUE: SUNDAYJune 7, 2015by midnight
“The Greek Vase” – 20 points
DUE: SUNDAYJune 7, 2015–Submit to online link on Moodle
This paper must be written in essay form. Remember to proofread and provide a proper Chicago style bibliography with footnotes. Footnote all facts and information. Google “Chicago-style footnotes and bibliography” for more information. Do not cite using parentheticals. Italicizeand date all artwork titles.
Watch the Getty Museum video “Making Greek Vases.”
Then, explore the Getty museum website under the heading “collections.” Find a Greek vase from the Getty collection that appeals to you. Note that there is a story being told on its surface.
Answer these questions:
Describe the vase in detail, in your own words.
What is the story or incident that the vase is describing?
Are there famous characters from mythology portrayed on the surface?
Describe the story briefly. (There are many books and articles available on the subject of mythology at CSUN’s Oviatt Library.)
What is the history of the vase?
When was it discovered?
Has it been restored?
What is it made of?
Give as much information as you can.
Describe the process of ancient vase making and vase-painting, using the Getty video and outside sources. (Again, the Oviatt Library is an invaluable source for this information.)
What was the purpose of this vase?
Was it an oil jar?
A wine decanter?
Finally, explain what drew you to this particular artwork in the first place. Do you like the figures? The shape of the vase itself? The colors used?
Finish the essay with a concise yet insightful statement that will make me understand that you made your choice for a reason, and not just to fulfill an assignment.
IMPORTANT: Follow the detailed instructions very carefully.
All papers must be written in essay form with an introduction, supporting paragraphs and a conclusion.
Essay must be at least 3 pages long. If it is 2.5 pages, I will not accept it.
Essay must be typewritten using 12 point font, Times New Roman style, double-spaced, with a standard border top, bottom and sides, and numbered pages.
Essay must have a minimum of THREE footnotes (1+ per topic), and there must be one journal listed, one book and one other source, minimum.
Essay must have a finalized bibliography on a separate page in proper Chicago style format. Also, any source that you use must be scholarly.
Do not use Wikipedia for any scholarly information or as one of your listed sources.
Essay (final copy) WILL NOT be accepted without the process steps 1-5.
LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Here are the questions I will ask MYSELF as I read your paper:
Did the student follow the guidelines? Does the paper address each of the questions raised? Does it have at least the minimum number of pages?
Does the student employ proper grammar? Is the spelling correct?
Are the student’s thoughts clear and well organized?
Does the student bring anything interesting or insightful to this discussion?
Are there citations/footnotes for EVERY fact?
Finally: did the student make an effort?
Do not copy and paste any information. This is plagiarism, and will result in a zero for the assignment.
For help, See the CSUN Oviatt Library’s Helpful art history writing guide: http://library.csun.edu/guides/Art519