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Artist comparison(Sources provided)

You will be writing an interpretive analysis of an artwork or artistic concept. your paper should explore the relationships between form and content and socio-historical context. You can think about the following questions: Who made the artwork? What larger artistic conversation was the artist involved in? What social factors shaped the production of the artwork? Ultimately, your paper should present an argument: How are you interpreting the work? What issue/s is the work engaging? What new experiences or ideas does the artwork reveal? You should find sources that provide information about the materials and processes used, the conceptual framework of the work (i.e., the thinking behind it), and how the work has been interpreted by other people, such as art critics and art historians. Based on a visual analysis of the work and the information you’ve gathered, think about how you are interpreting the work. To build a strong argument, you should situate and position your reading within the discourse that already exists. Do you want to contest someone else’s reading of the artwork? Or expand upon another person’s interpretation of it? Or perhaps you want to address a gap in the literature by focusing on an overlooked aspect. How will you be responding to the existing literature on your chosen topic? To nuance your interpretation, compare and contrast your object of study with another work. Choose this second work thoughtfully; it can be a work by a different artist or the same artist. The comparison between the two works should make a point that strengthens your interpretation of the object of study and ultimately reinforces your overall argument. Your paper should take the form of an essay, with an introduction that ends with a thesis statement, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Each paragraph should be focused around one topic sentence. You may structure your paper however you wish, but it must include the following components: an analysis of the work’s form and its conceptual framework; a sense of the dominant reading(s) or existing literature pertaining to the work; a clear indication of how you are responding to the existing literature; a comparison with another work to highlight a particular aspect; and a thesis based on all of the above that presents an original interpretation of the work. Topic: Abstract – you’re comparing the different techniques of spatial representation used by Hockney and Thiebaud. You can also think about what kind of space is being represented in paintings by both artists. How would you characterize the nature of space in Thiebaud’s paintings? Often, the objects are placed against a flat, opaque background, without no details. Is it a void? A white cube space? An abstracted space of display? The space one sees in Hockney’s paintings is very different. In order to go deeper with your analysis, it might be good to focus on a particular painting series, or one particular kind of subject matter, or one particular representational technique by each artist, so that you’re not trying to talk about so many paintings by each artist. Please use the references that I attached, but the writer can add more. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me