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Art criticism


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Art criticism

  1. 1. Art Criticism
  2. 2. The 4 Stages of Art Criticism (Feldman Method) Description: What is the subject matter? Analysis: How do the elements work? Interpretation: What is the content? Judgment: How successful is the artist?
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Technical Qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>materials used (wood, metal, etc.)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognizable Subject Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>describe the various recognizable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>objects in the work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Representational Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>list the things that are used to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this image: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>line, color, shape, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Analysis <ul><li>break down the formal elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>size, shape, color, texture, space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this can help to figure out the content of the work </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Size <ul><li>biggest object more important </li></ul><ul><li>observe the size relationships to give you a sense of perspective </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shape <ul><li>Geometric shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implies order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organic shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>non-geometric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implies natural, flowing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Color <ul><li>color can affect the mood of artwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bright can imply happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>muted/monochromatic can imply somber </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Texture <ul><li>tactile/real </li></ul><ul><li>visual/illusionary </li></ul>
  9. 9. Space shallow flat deep
  10. 10. Interpretation <ul><li>meaning beyond subject matter </li></ul>
  11. 11. Judgment <ul><li>is it about formal elements only? </li></ul><ul><li>is it meant to evoke emotion? </li></ul><ul><li>is it meant to deliver a message? </li></ul>
  12. 12. David Hockney, Le Parc de Sources ( 1970)
  13. 13. Content & Image Sources