Perform an Internet search and explore two or more websites featuring painters’ works. (A keyword search using the words visual+arts+painting will result in a multitude of sites.) Choose TWO PAINTINGS (each from a different artist) that, in your estimation, stand out above the others. Do not use paintings from the text for this assignment! It is highly suggested that you explore museum sites to guarantee the reputability of paintings selected.

  1. In an essay format and in your own words, compare and contrast both paintings in terms of the history, medium, technique, and a number of elements of design that you have learned thus far in this course. Make sure that you name and define the elements of design.
  2. Next, provide your own objective analysis of whether you believe each painting is skillful or unskillful.
  3. Then explain whether or not each painting appeals to you and why. Do you like or dislike what you see?
  4. Last, attach images of the two painting examples used in your analysis to your electronic transmission.  Also include the exact URLs (Uniform Resource Locators)/Web addresses for both works (e.g.:

(Note: All written work for this course will be checked for plagiarism/copying using specialized software applications, so be sure to rely on your own impressions and not those of an expert or those presented in an online source! If you cheat, you will earn NO credit for the assignment and risk course failure.)