When you get to your location, look at the art works there are choose one to write about. Make sure you choose a work you feel an affinity for, or you may find it difficult to write about it. Turn to Step 1 to start your analysis.
The goal for this step is to look at a work of art in detail. This skill is important because it leads to a more detailed understanding of a visual art form and provides substantial information you will use later in this work sheet.
Examine the art work from side to side and corner to corner. Look for parts of the work you would not have noticed at first. You might notice something new when you return to an area of the work. What we want you to write down are the aspects (or qualities) of the art.
If you need a way to get started, take a few minutes to study the work. Try making a list of descriptive words, adjectives, nouns and verbs at the bottom of the page. Also try to think of different or familiar objects that you could refer to for comparison.
Be specific. Avoid simple descriptions of basic colors and shapes. Instead of "green," for example, use "lima bean green" or “grass green." Describe relationships of the work with other spaces. Instead of "six inches wide" or "thirty feet high," write tall as two story house, large as a laptop, small as my cell phone, etc. These relationships help you identify context of the art work.
In Step 2, you are going to move beyond what you saw and described physically in an art work and focus on what type of story you can interpret from the piece. You will interpret the art work through writing a story, or narrative about it. Explain what you think is going on in the piece, and what it is about. Your story can be personal, true, fictional, fantasy, a diary or journal entry. Tell us your story using the three steps below:
The rectangles with blurred borders between smoldering orange and radiant yellow