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Written for the general public, includes reviews of art exhibitions in galleries and museums. Scholarly art criticism Written for a more specialized art audience and appears in art journals.
It answers the question, "What do you see? Form of art whether architecture, sculpture, painting or one of the minor arts b. Medium of work whether clay, stone, steel, paint, etc.
Elements or general shapes architectural structural system within the composition, including building of post-lintel construction or painting with several figures lined up in a row; identification of objects e.
Description of axis whether vertical, diagonal, horizontal, etc. Description of line, including contour as soft, planar, jagged, etc. Description of how line describes shape and space volume ; distinguish between lines of objects and lines of composition, e.
Relationships between shapes, e. Texture of surface or other comments about execution of work k. Determination of subject matter through naming iconographic elements, e. Selection of most distinctive features or characteristics whether line, shape, color, texture, etc.
Analysis of the principles of design or composition, e. Discussion of how elements or structural system contribute to appearance of image or function e. Analysis of use of light and role of color, e.
Treatment of space and landscape, both real and illusionary including use of perspectivee. Portrayal of movement and how it is achieved h.
Effect of particular medium s used i. Your perceptions of balance, proportion and scale relationships of each part of the composition to the whole and to each other part and your emotional j.
Reaction to object or monument 3. Main idea, overall meaning of the work. Can I express what I think the artwork is about in one sentence? What evidence inside or outside the artwork supports my interpretation?
Judging a piece of work means giving it rank in relation to other works and of course considering a very important aspect of the visual arts; its originality. What criteria do I think are most appropriate for judging the artwork? What evidence inside or outside the artwork relates to each criterion?
Based on the criteria and evidence, what is my judgment about the quality of the artwork? Artworks have "aboutness" and demand interpretation. Interpretations are persuasive arguments. Some interpretations are better than others. Good interpretations of art tell more about the artwork than they tell about the critic.
Feelings are guides to interpretations.The Kabuki plays and actors were to influence the subject matter of the ukiyo-e printmakers. Most of the plays dealt with themes of heroism, tragedy and loyalty, and were performed upon large stages with a clever use of theatrical illusion that included special lighting and movable scenery.
Subject Matter: The photograph itself, as opposed to nature, is the subject matter. Normal, everyday, banal subjects are common. Normal, everyday, banal subjects are common. Style: Everything is in sharp focus; sometimes there is a flattening of the space, as is common with photographs.
Edgar Allan Poe was noted for his gothic horror style of writing. Nevertheless he also used his writing to express political sentiments, particularly that regarding racism, slavery and . noun. the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.
the matter that is subject to some action. the matter out of which a thing is formed. The Fourth Style, what Mau calls the "Intricate Style," became popular in the mid-first century C.E. and is seen in Pompeii until the city’s destruction in 79 C.E.
It can be best described as a combination of the three styles that came before. We can also explain his choice of subject matter through his own personal background.
Le Havre port, the one seen in Impression, Sunrise, was located in Monet’s hometown. He was extremely familiar with this area of France and had special connections to the harbor itself.