Artwork

FOR THIS DISCUSSION, YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE 2 IMAGES.

  1. One image from the textbook in Chapter 3 only; not from chapter 2.
  2. One image of your own choice from the San Diego Museum of Art’s website: https://www.sdmart.org/collections/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

FOR EACH IMAGE, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN “BULLET” FORMAT (CUT AND PASTE THE ITEMS BELOW TO USE AS YOUR TEMPLATE):

Artwork information:

  1. Artist name
  2. Name of the artwork
  3. Date
  4. Medium (what it’s made of….oil paint, charcoal, etc)
  5. Attach the image
  6. Style of Representation: these are the general forms/styles of representation, or how art “looks”. Describe how it qualifies according to one of the styles. You must describe details of the artwork; anything from color, texture, flat areas, 3-D areas, size, whatever it seems to you to discuss to back up your choice of style.
  • Abstract
    • Representational or Naturalistic: IdealizedExpressionistSurreal
    • Non-representational
  • FORMAL ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION: Identify the artwork in regards to the noticeable elements & principles with your new vocabulary; you don’t need to address ALL of the elements/principles, just the ones that are dominant. Remember, now that we have a list of things to look for, we can identify them more easily.

 

  • You MUST use the correct vocabulary (from the textbook) in order to earn credit.
    • FORMAL ELEMENTS: line, light and value, color, texture and pattern, shape and volume, space, time and motion, chance, improvisation and spontaneity.
    • PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION: balance, rhythm, proportion and scale, emphasis, unity and variety.

 

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