Compare and contrast the following two images. Consider their subject, function, style and historical context. Why do they look so different? Make sure to reference specific visual elements in the paintings to support your observations.
A good essay will have an introduction with thesis statement, body paragraphs and conclusion and be around a page and a half in length.
Remember, all information discussed in your essay should come from material discussed in this class. Make sure to cite where you got your information. These citations can be informal, (i.e. (Besancon) or (Khan Academy) or (Kleiner)). No outside sources should be used. This is about showing what you have learned from this class, not what you can find with a quick google search.
Parmigianino’s Madonna with the Long Neck, c. 1535-40, from Mannerist period
Raphael’s Madonna in the Meadow, c.1506, from High Renaissance period