* ONLY use the 2 video links at the bottom and the attached side by side image of the arts to write this essay.
(the videos are short and easy to watch)
* 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. You also should include a discussion of the objects’ functions and meanings. So what was the object used for? who used it? where was it originally located? who was supposed to see or not see the works?
* The essay pair should be about 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?
*** NO Plagiarizing please!, The instructor double checks for plagiarism.
The Justinian Mosaic: https://smarthistory.org/san-vitale/
The Emperor Triumphant: https://smarthistory.org/barberini-ivory/