Tips for Writing an Art History Paper

  • Choose a Topic You Love. Look through an art history book, slowly and leisurely.
  • Fill Your Brain with Information. Remember: a car works on gas, a brain works on info.
  • Be an Active Reader.
  • Writing Your Introduction.
  • Describe and Point Out What You Want the Reader to Notice.
  • Editing.
  • Above All.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. What do you write in an art history essay?

Typically in an art history class the main essay students will need to write for a final paper or for an exam is a formal or stylistic analysis. A formal analysis is just what it sounds like – you need to analyze the form of the artwork.

2. What is a stylistic analysis in art history?

Art History Analysis – Formal Analysis and Stylistic Analysis Typically in an art history class the main essay students will need to write for a final paper or for an exam is a formal or stylistic analysis. A formal analysis is just what it sounds like – you need to analyze the form of the artwork.

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