Art criticism overview

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An overview of the four steps of art criticism (description, analysis, interpretation, judgment)

(Rachel Thomas, 2010)

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Art criticism overview

  1. 1. Art Criticism <br />Rachel Thomas, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What is Art Criticism?<br />Art criticism is a process of questioning and discussing an artwork with good reasons in a systematic way. <br />What’s the Point?<br />Following the steps of art criticism can help you discover lots of clues to really understand and appreciate a work of art. <br />
  3. 3. Following the Steps<br />In each step of art criticism, you are answering a different question. The four steps of art criticism are: <br />Description: What do I see? <br />Analysis: How is the work organized? <br />Interpretation: What is the artist trying to communicate? <br />Judgment: Is this a successful work of art? <br />
  4. 4. Step Details…<br />
  5. 5. DESCRIPTIONWhat do you see?<br />
  6. 6. ANALYSISHow is it arranged?<br />
  7. 7. What are the elements of art in the image?<br />* ELEMENTS OF ART/DESIGN<br /><ul><li>Color =
  8. 8. Line =
  9. 9. Shape =
  10. 10. Form =
  11. 11. Space =
  12. 12. Texture = </li></li></ul><li>What are the principlesof art in the image?<br />* PRINCIPLES OF ART/DESIGN<br /><ul><li>REPITITION =
  13. 13. VARIETY =
  14. 14. EMPHASIS =
  15. 15. PROPORTION =
  16. 16. CONTRAST =
  17. 17. HARMONY =</li></li></ul><li>INTERPRETATIONWhat is the artist trying to communicate?<br />
  18. 18. JUDGMENTIs it a successful work of art?<br />

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