The writing assignment for 251 consists of two parts. The first part is a three-page formal analysis of an Italian Renaissance work of art selected by the student from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The second part will be an essay (5-6 pages) that compares the PMA object with a major work selected from the textbook. The essay should incorporate your keen observations and concepts gleaned from the assigned readings. Although not a standard research paper, any ideas based on your reading must be carefully cited.