Developing Criticizing and Evaluating Works of Art
Develop a vocabulary for criticizing, evaluating, and describing works of art. You are asked to act as an art critic and analyze a series of works. When art critics discuss art, they describe artworks in terms of style and medium. Art critics interpret meanings of art and make judgments of a work’s validity to the importance of a piece in the larger context of art history and culture. Art critics also evaluate art in the context of aesthetics. You will assume the role of a critic. View each piece of work listed below and analyze it as a piece of art, identifying key elements of the work and using terminology common to the discipline. Using a few concise paragraphs for each piece, your analysis should discuss each work as a critic would and include, using the proper vocabulary, what you think the work is about. Elements-identify the key elements and explain to them Vocabulary- uses the common vocabulary of that field of art with explanation Subject/movement-explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents in detail Coverage- pieces thoroughly discussed and insightful details provided.