Analyzing, Interpreting, and Assessing Visual Art Assignment Options

Analyzing, Interpreting, and Assessing Visual Art Assignment Options

Select and complete one of the following assignment options:

Option A

Select one of the works of art that are featured in Ch. 7.

Provide a response of approximately 150 words for each of the following:

  • Describe the artwork in terms of the six elements of visual design: line, space, light and color, texture, pattern, and time and motion. Focus on the elements that are most relevant to your selected work of art.
  • Analyze the work in terms of the five principles of visual design: balance, emphasis and focal point, scale and proportion, repetition and rhythm, and unity and variety. Focus on the principles that are most relevant to your selected work of art.
  • Evaluate the quality of the artwork based on the elements and principles of visual design. Analyze and interpret what the artist intended to communicate through this artwork, including the significance of the title, if any.
  • Assess the cultural and historical value of this artwork. Does it qualify as great art in your opinion? Justify your answer.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. This means that a title page, introduction, and conclusion are present. Legitimate scholarly references (not Wikipedia, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, or About.com) should be used and cited, including a reference page. 3-5 sources are required.

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