Exam #2

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This assignment asks you to write a short comparison essay, where you compare and contrast two art objects. To see the pair side by side click here(AHIS_1_Essay_2_Images.pdf)
To read about the pair click on the following links: Discobolus (https://smarthistory.org/myron-discobolus-discus-thrower/) and Boxer at Rest (https://smarthistory.org/apollonius-boxer-at-rest/)

The comparison essay should answer the question, “How are objects similar?” and “How are objects different?” The key to a good compare and contrast essay is to organize the sentences by theme where both works of art are discussed all the way through. What are the themes? You can choose any of the formal qualities – such as style, material, size, use of line, etc. that you already read about in Assignment #6. You also should include a discussion of the objects’ functions and meanings. So why is the theme of athletics and the body important? How does each artwork depict the human body? Why?

The essay pair should be one to two pages in length, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins.

**Remember, the most important thing is to discuss the works together. So for example, if you make a point that the subject matter is similar – you need to explain why that is important and talk about both works together. Or if the subject matter is different – why is it different? what is being portrayed in each work?

Also, the exam will be run through Turnitin, so make sure that you are writing in your own words and submit your own comparison. Thanks!

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