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Painting I -- Fall 2017: Research Starter

The Assignent

 Francis Bacon. Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X. 1953. oil on canvas. Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

Before you start your research you should know what you are looking for.  Consult the information shared by your faculty member:

  • A 15 minute group presentations on painting in the Medieval era, the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Surrealism, etc.

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  • a bibliography to lead to other relevant items on the topic, including major studies, books, articles and researchers.

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