Art appreciation

“How does the piece ‘work’? What is the artist doing? Why do I have a particular response (such as joy, fear, curiosity)?” Your response is, to a great extent, the result of the choices the artist has made in the process of creation. You will find useful ideas for thinking and writing about works of art in the text which was required for this course.” – Your grade will be determined by how well you follow the outline. Other important aspects are thoroughness, clarity, and a demonstrated sensitivity to the work of art. The following is a specific outline for this paper. = follow all eight steps 1. Do a rough sketch of the artwork. (This will help you SEE and understand the work. You will NOT be graded on your drawing skill. – I promise) 2. State the title, artist, date, dimensions, and medium of the work of art. 3. State the name of the exhibition in which the work was displayed. 4. Introduce the reader to the work of art by writing a brief, overall description of it. 5. ***Discuss the Elements of Art and Principles of Design that you think are important in understanding and analyzing this work. The following list of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design will help you to focus on the most important aspects of the work you are analyzing. Discuss the element or principles that seem to create the meaning of the work or contribute to its aesthetic quality. (Although different texts may sometimes use different terms, the basic concepts are the same.) Elements of Art (chapter 4) Principles of Design (chapter 5) o line o unity and variety o shape and mass o balance o light, value, color o emphasis, focal point o texture o subordination o space o proportion and scale o time and motion o rhythm 6. Discuss the medium the artist used and



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