Essay Layout: (5 paragraphs—500 words minimum)

Introduction—Thesis statement is the last sentence in this paragraph

1st body paragraph- Physically describe the image (what is it?)

2nd body paragraph- Analyze the image shapes, shading, coloring, object placement

3rd body paragraph- Analyze the painting
How does this painting fit in with the genre (i.e. Impressionism)
What does this painting represent to the time (i.e. Industrial Revolution)
Why is this painting relevant? (i.e. Significance then or now)

Conclusion Paragraph

Aim for 4-5 sentences per paragraph


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