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(1) In what ways is the materiality of a work of art a part of its meaning?
(2) How important is it to see a work of art historically?
(3) What effect does the display, or exhibition context, of a work of art have on its meaning?
The facts. Give more detail of what is known about the object, its materials, and its commissioning. Outline any gaps in our knowledge. Speculate (within
reason) as to what else we should know about it, and how we might find this out.
Significance. Say more about the way its materials are important to its meaning. Go into greater detail about the relation between the object and similar and
different contemporary objects. Analyse its iconography or any relevant literary sources at greater length.
Context. Say more about the object’s original context. Give more details about the way its original audience saw it. Say how might we be able to recover this
knowledge. Explore how its current context may affect the way it is viewed and interpreted.