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Sleuth Essay


  • Your first task is to choose an image. Download the zip folder of Sleuth Images and pick one work as the topic of your essay.
  • Begin research on your image by analyzing and developing a comparative context for it just like we practiced in our discussion assignments. You should not use other sleuth images as examples for comparison unless you have a really good, thoughtful reason. I have selected the sleuth images for variety not because they are relevant to each other. It is your job to identify relevant images for comparison.
  • 1,000-word minimum.
  • Give your essay a title that clearly reflects your subject and findings.
  • Include your name at the top of the first page.
  • Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.
  • At the end of your text, include .jpgs of all images that you refer to in your essay. Include Artist, Title, Date caption information for each image and label each image with a Figure number (e.g. Fig. 1). In your text, insert figure numbers where appropriate to refer to your illustrations.
  • Provide citations and documentation for any written sources you used, including print and digital books and articles and websites.
  • Organize your essay in three sections: Introduction, Descriptive Analysis, and Comparative Analysis.
  • Begin your introduction by stating your main claim, thesis, or finding. Then outline the most important descriptive and comparative observations or evidence supporting your claim.
  • Your comparative analysis should include a sufficient number of comparative images to support your argument. One or two comparative examples are generally not enough.
  • Include images of all artworks that you discuss at the end of your essay, along with caption information containing titles, artists, and dates.

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