Sample Extended Essays

IB Visual Arts: Sample Extended Essays

Research QuestionThis EE looks at the works of Peter Paul Rubens, Jenny Saville and Willem De Kooning, and explores this Research Question:“Flesh is the reason oil painting was invented” To what extent is this statement confirmed through the representation of the female form in the paintings of Willem De Kooning, Jenny Saville and Peter Paul Rubens?The essay is structured around the discussion of four paintings:...

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Comments 8

Emma Fravigar 8 September 2017 - 18:40

Where can I get more Visual Arts Extended Essay Examples for the most current assessment criteria.

Heather McReynolds 8 September 2017 - 21:41

I will be posting new sample EEs soon, for 2018 criteria go to

Emma Fravigar 29 September 2017 - 16:20

Thanks Heather

Emma Fravigar 29 September 2017 - 16:26

Hi Heather, I have question. I have a student that has chosen to do an EE on Business and Art. Would this count as an interdisciplinary essay or should it be more of one subject than the other?

Heather McReynolds 29 September 2017 - 16:58

Hi Emma, much depends on meeting the criteria of course, it can be considered a visual arts EE if the essay focuses mostly on art and includes analysis of specific art works, the scope of the investigation can also address the business aspects of the art market

Emma Fravigar 29 September 2017 - 17:15

OK, another question. Is this student allowed to do a Visual Arts Essay if he does not do Visual Arts as an IB subject?

Heather McReynolds 30 September 2017 - 14:49


Emma Fravigar 2 October 2017 - 14:40

Great . Thanks

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