EXAYBACHAY Posted January 8, 2014 Share Posted January 8, 2014 (edited) Hello guys. I know it's slightly off topic, but I know there are many experienced and savvy art historians on this forum, so I thought I'd give it a go. I've just been handed an exam question for a paper due in a week's time for the final exam of my first semester of the BA (yay). I must account for the human figure perception in antiquity (Greece and/or Rome) based on one or several works. I must compare this/these with one or several works from a period following antiquity by discussing the characteristics of antiquity in the chosen works. Pretty straightforward. I have a good idea of what direction to go with the paper and am actually rather excited to get started; have several works in mind, and I have a lot to go from just having attended the lectures of the course. So this topic is not about me being lazy. It's a short but academic paper, so I need sources to cite and material to do research from. Just from googling there's so much information on this, most of it not very useful. Tomorrow will be my first day at the library, and I'll be searching for academic articles, published work, etc. that I can actually use. My question is: any advice on who to look for? Articles, books, published researchers/art historians/authors/etc. from which there may be something I can be able to use? As of right now I'm looking at Pliny the Elder, Vasari but I'm looking for more contemporary theorists such as Spivey, Elsner. Also, I'm contemplating discussing the different methodologies used by the theorists I will end up using in the paper, so if you have any idea of any theorists dealing with this subject but in contrasting ways that would help to. Any leads/advice/comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks. EXAYBACHAY. Edited January 8, 2014 by EXAYBACHAY Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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