Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CLASSIFICATION / COMPARISON CONTRAST ESSAY: PAINTERS


The purpose of this writing task is to draw your attention to the close relationship between classification and comparison / contrast essays. You will need to use structures you learnt when studying both to complete your essay. Read the introduction to an essay classifying painters below, which you can use, do your research and complete the essay:
I.Introduction:
The desire to portray events and depict the world around in the form of visual art dates back to the cave paintings in France and the rock paintings of the Aborigines. Since that time, many gifted individuals have provided humanity with immortal masterpieces that we enjoy hundreds of years after their creation. We still appreciate Picasso’s Guernica, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Leonardo’s Mona Lisa – or La Giaconda – and we will continue to do so. Yet there are many different kinds of painters and they can be classified in many different ways two of which are the school of painting they belong to and their subject matter.
II. First developmental paragraph:
Criterion: the school of painting
Examples: the Impressionists, the Expressionists, Cubic Painters
Points to compare and contrast: you will need to do your research to discover these points.
Websites:  
The Impressionists:
The Expressionists:
Cubic Painters:

III. Second developmental paragraph:
Criterion: subject matter – portrait, landscape, still-life, abstract and the like.
Examples: Jonathan Yeo, John Constable, George Claire
Points to compare and contrast: you will need to do your research to discover these points.
Websites:
Jonathan Yeo
John Constable:
George Claire:
IV. Conclusion:
In your conclusion, discuss the importance of painting in adding colour to our lives and contributing to happiness. Seeking beauty is an inherent feature of human beings







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