Word Count: 1,500 This assignment will combine ideas from the core themes that we will have studied in class with experiential reflection and analysis of the works in the galleries. Some suggested essay topics will be provided below, but you will also be encouraged to draw up your own topics and questions should you wish. Your research paper should be informed by visits to museums and galleries, as well as wider reading. The National Art Library at the Victoria And Albert Museum might be helpful for this. Your paper should demonstrate a firm understanding of the concepts and ideas being discussed. Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive and based on a clearly-stated thesis and supported by specific details from the field classes, class handouts and readings. Whilst the primary source will be students’ own observations at the sites themselves, written analysis must be supported by a minimum of five secondary sources, which should be cited in the text and in a final bibliography. Suggested Essay Questions: a.Which artist and/or movement of the second half of the 20th Century/ beginning of 21st Century would you consider the most influential in breaking with the traditions of the early modern artists?