Review of a Work of Art
The pictuers are attached
Go to anart museumorgallery.Select a work to which you feel some strong response.Spend several minutes carefully studying the work.Write down your thoughtsas you are standing in front of it after you have spent some time really studying it.Perhaps you would like to make a quick sketch of the work or take a photo with your cellphone.Your assignment is to respond to the work by answering the following questions.
By carefully considering subject matter medium form and context you should be able to arrive at a thoughtful well-defended interpretation of the piece.
(1) Contextualize it.Respond to the following questions.
(A) Where are you?
(B) What is the title of the piece?
(C) Who is the artist?
(D) Tell me anything else about the work from the statement show title display etc. that will ultimately aid in your interpretation.
(2) Describe it.Write one large paragraphkeeping in mind the following questions.Be as descriptive as possible.Dont be afraid to state the obvious –a reader should be able to visualize the pieceyou are discussing based on your description.
(A) If it is representational what is the subject matter depicted?If it is non-representational say so.What does it look like?Be very specific.
(B) What is the medium?Have we studied/do you know anything about the process that resulted in the work?
(C) What size is it?(approximate is ok) Does this size affect your interaction with the piece?
(D) Is it a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional piece?
(E) Which formal elements stand out to you? (Consider our 2ndand 3rdlectures)
(F) What are the colors being used?
(H) Remember to include any and all other important details.
(3) Interpret it.One paragraph.
Based on your description and contextual information (title etc.) what do you think the artist was trying to say?Look back to your descriptive process to help inform this interpretation.You may also include a response in this section if you would like.
The name of 2 musems are1- Cheney washington museum.
2- GonzagaJundt Art Museum
Examples of artist films:
1-photo / digital media- Candy Sherman 2- sculpture/ installation -Janine Antoni 3- Performance- James Luna
Just answer these
color schemes (complimentary analogous monochromatic triadic) -with examples-
balance symmetrical v asymmetrical approximate symmetry- radial balance visual unity (proximity repetition continuity)
Primary differences between Greek v Roman art
Primary Properties of Archaic v Classical v Hellenistic Greek Art
important architectural structures we discussed and the culture during/for which it was built (lectures 10-13)
Defining characteristics of RenaissanceImportant artists of Renaissance and their principle contributions (esp. Masaccio Donatello Da Vinci
Rafael Michelangelo Palladio van Eyck Durer Bruegel)
Artists featured in films we watched in class: Marina Abramovic Exit Through the Gift Shop artists Andy Goldsworthy
Favorite & most challenging artists presented by students be able to cite pieces by those artists (not your own!)