The Life and Works of Art by Kerry James Marshall discussion

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RESEARCH PROJECT HUM 2010: Contemporary Artists 2 CERTAIN VOCABULARY WORDS TO USE THROUGHOUT THE PAPER:

a) Color- pigments used. Value refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a hue. Saturation or hue intensity is the strength of a hue. Is it applied thinly or thickly?

b) Line- these are the overall vertical, horizontal, and/or curvilinear lines within the piece. Imagine if you made the work into a “color in the line” children’s page. What does it reveal about the design of the work?

c) Function- the purpose of the piece. Was it originally in a church or temple? Was the vase used to hold water? Or was it for personal adoration?

THE FORMAT OF THE PAPER:

a) Introduction- This is a place to briefly give an overview of the artist, the period and genre of art they occupy, and any historical context.

b) Thesis statement has to include “The author of this paper will.” It is best to include the main topic and then outline what the support will be by using the word(s) “due to/ because.” Three supports are suggested.

c) Description- Within the paper there should be a 1 ½ to 2 page thorough description of piece or pieces from the artist.

d) Body- Start developing the thesis statement by writing about each point within the thesis statement in a paragraph or two each. The body should expand on the artist, their inspiration, method, and more.

e) Closing- It should focus on tying up the thesis statement.

WRITING STYLE AND ORGANIZATION:

• APA style • Your paper must be 6 pages in length. This does not include the cover page or references page.

• Grammar is correct; spelling is correct

• Paper is well-organized and understandable

• More than one source of information is used to arrive at a new point of view, minimum of four secondary sources. No DOT COMS

• When the ideas of other writers are used, acknowledgment is made with in-text citations and quotation marks, when appropriate; very long quotations should not be used in a short paper – summarize the words of someone else in your own words and give credit to the person who had the idea first

• In-text citations need to be used.

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Kerry James Marshall Outline
Thesis Statement: The author of this paper will assess the life and works of Kerry James
Marshall because of his contribution in American contemporary art and, therefore, will outline
his work of art, his method of inspiration, and determine his contribution un art by analyzing his
popular piece, “Many Mansions.”

A.

Introduction

B.

Life and Works of Kerry James Marshall
I.

II.

Life of Kerry James Marshall
Source of Inspiration for James Marshall’s Art Pieces

III.

Popular Works by Kerry James Marshall

IV.

Kerry James Marshall’s Contribution in Contemporary Art

C.

Description of Kerry James Marshall’s Piece of Art: “Many Mansions (1994)”
I.

II.

Function of the Art “Many Mansions (1994)”
Description of “Many Mansions (1994)”

III.

Interpretation of the Art “Many Mansions (1994)”

D.

Conclusion


Running Head: KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

The Life and Works of Art by Kerry James Marshall
Student’s Name
School Affiliation
Course
Instructor
Date

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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 3
Life and Works of Kerry James Marshall .................................................................................. 3
Life of Kerry James Marshall ..................................................................................................... 3
Source of Inspiration for James Marshall’s Art Pieces ............................................................... 4
Popular Works by Kerry James Marshall ................................................................................... 5
Kerry James Marshall’s Contribution in Contemporary Art ...................................................... 5
Description of Kerry James Marshall’s Piece of Art: “Many Mansions (1994)” ................... 6
Function of the Art “Many Mansions (1994)” ............................................................................ 6
Description of “Many Mansions (1994)” ................................................................................... 7
Interpretation of the Art “Many Mansions (1994)” .................................................................... 8
Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................... 8

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

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The Life and Works of Art by Kerry James Marshall
Introduction
Kerry James Marshall is an American printmaker and painter whose works are inspired
and communicate various socio-cultural issues in the African American community. His work of
art is predominantly influenced by his upbringing, his interactions, and his surroundings in
Birmingham, Alabama du...


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