25 Great Art Research Paper Topics
Despite art can’t be measured with figures and its value depends a lot on personal impressions, it still can be the subject of research. Studying something so connected to emotions may seem a challenging task, but don’t worry: there is a lot of perfectly credible data you can use in your research paper if only you choose the right topic.
Think about the area of art you are really fond of. It is extremely important here to be really engaged, Art isn’t Math or Physics, emotionless approach doesn’t work here. Remember anything that inspired awe and made you wish to see it again and again and you will get the right direction for your research.
Now it’s time to narrow it down to a single topic. Choose one aspect: maybe it is the timeframe, or the whole style, or the biography and works of a single author? On this stage you have a chance to thoroughly balance your own impressions and emotions with statistics and historical information to add figures to your research paper.
If you decide to go to the extreme and dedicate your research paper to a single work, make sure that you have a direct access either to that work or to the credible researches made before. If it is something very famous, it will be hard to add something new to the amount of information that was already gathered. But if it is not well-known piece of art, you should spend some pages at the beginning of your research paper to explain the importance of its studying.
If you haven’t decided yet, try to read through our sample topics, maybe they will give you some extra ideas to start?
- Ancient Roman art
- African architecture
- The works of Lysippos
- Bauhaus movement
- The transition to the Renaissance
- The art of ancient Egypt
- Expressionists and their impact on modern art
- Fine art and folk art
- Pop art
- Gothic and Neo-Gothic
- Comparison of Nazi and Soviet art
- Surrealist movement
- Censorship in the works of art
- Art as propaganda
- Can abstract art be decoded?
- Photography as art
- The rise of digital art
- Venetian carnival as an art performance
- The history of the art of dance
- Hollywood and Bollywood
- The beauty standards in the art
- Rock music as neoclassical art
- The art of disgusting
- Computer games as art
- Art therapy