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In my paper, I will explore how Louis Daguerre was able to provide the first commercially successful piece of photography to society that wasn’t just for the upper class. Many say he was an equalizer among classes, but back then, I was very confused about what pieces of technology were used to produce such groundbreaking imagery. I want to explore what pieces of society influenced his decision on trying to make photography accessible to everyone. The work of art I will be diving deeper into is the Boulevard du Temple piece of photography. I think it is a wonderful piece of imagery and would love to learn more about its context and importance.
Your One Question project will pose and answer one central query about one work of art. The question you develop should be about the work’s historical and cultural context. In other words, your paper will have a focused art history thesis, stated in the very first paragraph. The rest of your paper will be an opportunity to answer that one question. Your paper should be based on significant research and reading that you can cite so that your ideas are in conversation with other authors’ ideas about your artist that you’ve read.
Your paper should combine researched facts with your own critical analysis of both primary and secondary materials. Please refer to our class discussion about the layers of building an art history interpretation.