The painting is A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius by Petrus Christus, an early Netherlandish painting.
Based on the object’s design and your research, determine one or two things about the culture that created it. These one or two things should be presented in your essay as a claim about the object (e.g., “Based on X, Y, and Z [aspects of the object’s design], the culture that created this object valued A, B, and C.”). You should use the research methods we discussed in class to give the object some larger critical context. Your analysis must include evidence to support your claim that is rooted in both observation and research. You must include books and scholarly articles (CONTEXT) in your bibliography. Internet sources you may find are secondary to this, unless they are primary sources. Only official and reliable Internet sources may be used. 2. All research must be documented completely and correctly according to Chicago style, using both footnotes and a bibliography. You will receive a separate grade for this part of your essay. 3. Your bibliography should contain at least 6 sources, and 4 of those sources must be print sources.