I. Describe: What do you see? page 45: Direct the students to the caption and image credit for answers to the first three questions: When you describe an artwork, you identify the things about the work that you see, name, and describe with certainty. You should not include opinions, evaluations, or possible meanings hear. Answer the following questions: about the painting or artwork. 1. What is the artist's name? 2. When was the work created? 3. What medium did the artist use? 4. Describe what objects are in the art work? 5. What elements and principles are used and where?
II. Analyze: the way the art is organized : • When you analyze an artwork, you tell how the subject matter and the elements of the work have been organized by the artist. You tell how they work together. • You ask the following questions? • 1. What is the most important element of this artwork? • 2. Where is the focal point, and why, (Notice the details.) • 3. How are the contour lines varied? • 4. Where have lines been used to imply movement?
III. Interpret: What is it saying... • Use the information from your description and analysis to help you identify the meaning of the work: • What does it tell you about the human experience? • Assume the figure's position then think about things and moods you experience when sitting like this...what do you think the moods experienced by sitting in the figures position? examples of moods: thinking, confusion, depression, daydreaming. etc...
Numbers according to page 45 #2 and 3: for # 2 consider the controlled placement of objects, lines and patterns. the control of visual movement through the work. what could be changed without disrupting the composition? for # 3. consider the positions of objects • 1. What mood does this artwork suggest: thinking, reflecting, tired, daydreaming, confusion... • 2. Write a simile or metaphor that expresses the feeling the artwork conveys... • 3. What do you think the work is about?
IV. Evaluation: Its success • Using your analysis in the first three steps, how would you judge the quality or success of this work? • Analyze, Interpret both should help you to answer this question. • Analyze, consider the controlled placement of the objects, lines, and patterns. • 1. Which philosophy or philosophies of art apply to this work? A successful artwork: • (1) is true to life, imitates reality; • (2) is designed for perfect relationship among art elements; • (3) expresses ideas, feelings, and emotions; • (4) expresses ideas, feelings, and emotions; • (5) advances human interests, a purpose, or a cause.
2. How do you judge the success of the work in terms of philosophy and philosophies? Consider the skill and experienced necessary and any political statements made about the time. • 3. How do you judge the craftsmanship in this woodcut print? Consider the skill and experience required to create these lines and patterns with the woodcut procedure. be sure students understand how raised lines and shapes print.