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Ways Of Looking - Guides to analysing art works

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these were developed by helen charman & michaela ross to help aid analysis of works of art

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  • … as analysis as such can rightfully be abandoned … thanks to helen charman and michaela ross … still long live analysis !
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  • this is most useful. I have had a print out of it for some time not knowing where it came from. I intend to use it to encourage volunteer art gallery guides to look at contemporary art with fresh eyes.
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Ways Of Looking - Guides to analysing art works

  1. 1. Ways of Looking A Personal Approach – what do I bring? All responses to works of art are conditioned by our different personal and social experiences. These cannot be ignored and should be our starting point when thinking about an artwork. yourself your world your experience yourself What are your first reactions to the work? Why does it make you feel or think like that? There are fundamental differences between us that condition the way we see things. Gender, race, class and age will all determine the way we look at and understand art, as will our attitudes, values and beliefs. What does the work remind you of? Why does it remind you of that? your world The world we live in, and the things we surround ourselves with, will frame the way we see things.

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