essay compare and contrast 3

The painting on the left (“Olympia, 1863) is by Edward Manet (1832-1883) and the one on the right (“Lucille Rhodes” 1976) was painted by an American painter, Alice Neel (1900-1984). I want you to write a two page essay (about 800 words) comparing the similarities and differences in these two paintings. Obviously they both show two reclining nude woman.

What elements and principles are used by both artists and which ones are evident in one painting but not the other?

How about the woman themselves- are there clues in the paintings that tell a story about each of them?

What do the artists include in the content of their paintings that give us clues about these woman as individuals? Go to page 92 and read the section titled “Context for the creation of Artwork” for some help with this.

And finally, what is your personal opinion regarding these two works? Give specific reasons why you like/dislike one or both. You will have to do some additional research about these artists in order to write a satisfactory paper.

Bonus points (5): do you see the long scar on the abdomen of the woman in “Olympia”? Why did the artist include this? What does it represent (if anything)? You will have to do some research to find the answers.

I hope you enjoy this essay assignment as much as I did putting it together.

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