DRAWING: CRITICISM PAPER RANK 2 Where to begin: Choose a famous drawing that interests you from any time period. If you need help choosing a piece, see me for suggestions. Procedure: Consult at least two sources- Encyclopedias, books, magazines, Internet sources may be used Take appropriate notes from each Write a first draft Read and correct the draft Type and proofread the final paper Paper must be double spaced Paper must be at least 3 pages Body of the report: First Section: Description (What do you see?) Describe all the things you see in the art work Write 3-6 paragraphs Go slowly! Think about what you see Write only the facts Include the size of the work, medium used, artist, subject matter, etc. I should be able to imagine the art work through your description Second Section: Analysis (How is this work organized?) Discover how the work is organized Look for the elements and principles of design (line, shape, form, space, color, texture, variety, emphasis, unity, balance, rhythm, movement, proportion) Describe which elements and principles of design are being used and how (notice the folds in the fabric, the texture of the hair, the shape of the figure, etc.) Note: not every element and principle of design is used in every work. Each artwork has different elements and principles of design that are used to portray what the artist is trying to say. Third Section: Interpretation (What is the artist saying to you?) Use imagination, intelligence, and courage to develop your answer What is the artist trying to say through the use of the elements and principles of design? Give your interpretations of the artwork Fourth Section: Judgement (Is this a successful work of art?) Determine the degree of the artistic merit Does the artwork succeed or fail? Give your opinion Make up your own mind and state why you like or don’t like the art work Fifth Section: What theory is this piece aligning with: Imitationalism, Formalism, or Emotionalism? Imitationalism: focuses on realistic representation A work is successful only if it looks like and reminds the viewer of what he or she sees in the real world. Formalism: places emphasis on the design qualities The composition is the most important factor in the work of art. Emotionalism: requires strong communication of feelings, moods, or ideas from the work to the viewer Some critics claim that no object can be considered art if it fails to send a message to the viewer These are three aesthetic theories in art: You can judge art based on one or more than one of these theories. Which of these three theories guided you in making your judgement about the success of the artwork you chose? Why? USE YOUR OWN WORDS! Cite work when necessary using proper quotationseven when paraphrasing. Presentation: ATTRACTIVE COVER: Consider design, color, and lettering. The name of the artwork should appear on the front cover. *You may want to put a picture of the artwork you chose on the cover. TITLE PAGE: The name of the artwork, artist name, and date should be included as well as your name and section. BODY OF THE REPORT: Completed report. EVALUATION OF THE SOURCES: List the sources you used and give a brief opinion of each. EVALUATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT: Which elements of the assignment were most beneficial? How has the assignment contributed to your art education? Other. The body of the report must be at least three (3) typed pages. The cover page, title page, evaluation of the sources, and the evaluation of the assignment are not included in the body of the report. You do get graded on presentation, so consider your cover design, binding and typestyle when completing this report. See me if you have any questions.