Choose one pair from the two pairs of objects or architectural structures posted below. Once you selected a pair, identify the name, dates, and location of the objects/architectural structures and write a short essay (300-400 words) on the similarities and differences between the two. Some of the elements that you might wish to discuss include: subject matters, styles, materials, scale, purpose, as well as social, political, or historical context. You may refer to other objects/architectural structures as examples if they help you make a persuasive point.
In your essay, make sure to compare and contrast the similarities and differences. Listing bulleted points for each object/architectural structure will NOT be considered as a compare-and-contrast essay.
If you refer to an outside source, please clearly indicate your source. If it is a quote, make sure to place it in quotation marks. I will accept any formats of citation for Compare and Contrast responses (APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, or informal citations as long as it is clear).
Object 1: Gourd-Shaped Ewer (Links to an external site.) , early 12th century, stoneware with incised and carved design of geese, waterbirds, and reeds under celadon glaze © 2000-2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Flask-shaped bottle with decoration of peonies (Links to an external site.) , late 15th century, Buncheong ware with incised and sgraffito design © 2000-2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dong Qichang, Autumnal Landscape, with detail, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Zhao Mengfu, Autumn colors on the Qiao and Hua mountains, section and detail, 1296, handscroll, ink and color on paper, 28.4 x 93.2 cm © National Palace Museum, Taibei