1. 1) Describe
What do you see? Describe elements of the art.
Identify materials (techniques too)
Identify genre (portrait, still life, etc.)
Explain everything you see, even if you don't know what it is.
How are lines, shape, and textures are used in the art?
Fund examples of unity through repetition. Look for center of interest (focal point/ eye grabber) is there one? What is it?
What is going on in the art?
What is the purpose of the piece?
What is the art saying?
Do you like this piece? Why or why not?
Is this a quality piece? Why? What is best about this piece? What is worst about this piece?
Pick 3 Questions
1. What is art?
Art is an expression from someone onto something. It's something that can be perceived as beautiful or ugly depending on the criticism and personal preference. Art can be made in any way. It can be on paper, on canvas, it can be music, it can be film, it can be a simple picture but it still can be art. Art is something that someone wants to express when it comes to there mind or comes to there heart. Art is responsible for many of the worlds problems and solutions, it's probably one of the only things that can be on both sides of the equation and still make a difference down the road.
People make art for many reasons. Some people can make little doodles on there paper and that could be considered art. Art can be made because someone wants to make something beautiful or just to simply express themselves. Art can be forced but that doesn't usually turn out so well because if its forces then it isn't what the person wants to make. And finally art can be made for the enjoyment of other people. Like a picture of a landscape or sports moment or a painting that can express emotions that you have to look for. Art can be made for many reasons.
Artist style is how an artist expresses his or herself onto canvas, paper, clay, or architecture. Artistic styles have been shown throughout the course of time coming in phases like pop art, romanticism, renaissance art, etc. The style can be because of the time or because of the artist, it can show more intense focus and serial that has gone into the work like there was in the 14-19th centuries. Or it could be more modern in a more simple yet elegant style of art and maybe show less but mean more. Every artist has a style and can be found throughout any or all of there artwork.