The midterm paper is a research paper written about a piece of Buddhist artwork, or a pair of comparative artworks, from a major American museum collection, such as the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Further details are about the paper are available on the Canvas page for the course.
It is recommended that if possible you visit the Seattle Asian Art Museum to prepare your paper. On this page you will find a list of online museum collections you can visit virtually and selected books and databases for secondary sources to support your paper. Visit the Writing & Citing page on this guide for tips on how to write about art.
A concept map is:
Use a concept map to:
The process is simple: start with the subject of your research question in the center, then in the space around the central concept, write words or phrases for any relevant subtopics or ideas. Then, for each of your focus subtopics, add related keywords or terms to your map.
Tertiary sources are excellent starting points! They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources. Examples include:
These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources.
Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques. Note: Limit of 3 simultaneous users.
In secondary sources, authors analyze and interpret primary source materials.
Secondary sources can be scholarly or popular. Scholarly sources (sometimes called "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by and for experts and typically include bibliographies and citations. Popular sources are written for a general, non-expert audience and can be authored by anyone.
Search these databases to find articles.