write a paper (750-1,000 words) that compares three articles

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Locate the Comparison Matrix you completed in the Module 2 assignment. Using the outline you developed, the information from the Comparison Matrix, and the feedback provided by your instructor, write a paper (750-1,000 words) that compares all three of the articles. Do that by including the following:

  1. A statement of common elements and themes addressed in each of the three articles.
  2. What is the overall message of the group of articles?
Jun 12th, 2015

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Key Elements

In general, an artist statement should address what you make, how and why you make it and how you understand your work’s meaning.


I said before that I wish I’d never said anything about “The Pharmaceutical Paintings” and I still wish I hadn’t. They are what they are, perfectly dumb paintings which feel absolutely right.

How you describe what you do is pivotal to your statement, but your description doesn’t have to be drawn out. Give your readers a clear idea of what your artistic project really includes. Simple assertions like Damien Hirst’s claim to make “perfectly dumb paintings” can be more than enough, as long as they support your description of how and why you make what you make.


Method is, it seems to me, a natural growth out of a need and from a need the modern artist has found new ways of expressing the world about him.

Your statement should definitely address method, since it's what bridges the gap between your ideas and your product. How do you work and what materials do you use? If you paint on the floor because it’s more conducive to accidents and your work explores chance, you should say so. Or if you often cover already black surfaces with charcoal because you’re interested in redundancy, mention that too. You could also describe how you went about making specific works, especially works that are going to be central to your MFA show.

You don’t, however, need to go into arduous detail about each aspect of your process. Just give a glimpse into the more unusual or important aspects.


When you ask [Jasper] Johns why he did this or that in a painting, he answers so as to clear himself of responsibility.

In explaining the “why” behind your work, you are essentially defining a discourse for yourself.

Some artists, like Jasper Johns, notoriously avoid discussing the content of their work, instead focusing on physical, compositional and material choices. While Johns gets away with this sort of evasiveness, someone like Marina Abramovic, who’s had orgasms during public performances, has to be more open about her work’s psychological and personal motivations.

Strategize carefully in this section of your paper and self edit. If you want your work to be discussed in terms of feminism, for example, broach feminist issues. But if, while you have been influenced by feminist artists, feminism isn’t crucial to your work’s meaning, leave it out.


I think it would be disastrous if you could say what the message of Hamlet was . . . . everyone is going to come away with something different depending on if they've just left their lovers or if they've just had a child or if they've just been fired.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 12th, 2015

It is a lot more than that. See attachment!!NEW ASSIGNMENT.docx 

Jun 12th, 2015

ok, so will the NEW ASSIGNMENT docx. be paid for?

Jun 12th, 2015

Thanks jakobodo!! I am gonna try to tackle it! If I need help I was send you a message for help!!

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