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  1. 1. Art Analysis WorksheetUse this worksheet to write down your answers to the description, analysis, interpretation and evaluationquestions. This worksheet will be your guide for writing your four-paragraph analysis.Description_____________________________________________________________________________________ 1. What is the name of the artwork?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What is the name of the artist who created the artwork?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. When was this artwork created?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Where was this artwork created?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. What kind of an artwork is it?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. What medium does it appear to be made from?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Name some other major events or developments in history that occurred during the same time this artwork was created._____________________________________________________________________________________ 8. List all the literal objects you see in the composition (trees, people, animals, shapes, mountains, etc.). 1
  2. 2. Description of Art ElementsConsider the significant aspects of the art elements that are present and describe them:_____________________________________________________________________________________ a. Line_____________________________________________________________________________________ b. Colour_____________________________________________________________________________________ c. Shape_____________________________________________________________________________________ d. Space_____________________________________________________________________________________ e. Texture_____________________________________________________________________________________ f. Form 2
  3. 3. AnalysisDiscuss how the artist manipulated the art elements to create the following principles:_____________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Movement_____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Unity/Harmony_____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Variety_____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Balance_____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Emphasis_____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Contrast_____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Proportion_____________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Pattern/Rhythm 3
  4. 4. Interpretation_____________________________________________________________________________________ 1. What do you think the artist was trying to say though this art piece?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why do you think the artist created this artwork?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Describe any additional meanings you think the artists might have intended._____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. What feelings do you have when looking at this artwork?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Do you think there are things in the artwork that represent other things - symbols? Colours? Objects? What? 4
  5. 5. EvaluationJustify your opinions on these discussion points._____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Do you like this artwork? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Do you think this artwork is “good” or “bad”? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Do think this is an important work? To whom do you think it would be important? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Would you display this artwork in your home? Should it be in a museum? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 10. Is there something about this work of art that you think should have been done differently? What and Why? 5
  6. 6. EvaluationJustify your opinions on these discussion points._____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Do you like this artwork? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Do you think this artwork is “good” or “bad”? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Do think this is an important work? To whom do you think it would be important? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Would you display this artwork in your home? Should it be in a museum? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________ 10. Is there something about this work of art that you think should have been done differently? What and Why? 5
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