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how to read a artwork? (willing to perticipate ITP)

Postby Lilian » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:45 pm

this post are for the poeple who are willing to perticipate in improve your thinking process topic.

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I am trying to post some easy step to read a painting. i know there are many ppl out there who like painting but dont know how to analyze it. beside art is so fasinating subject that it can directly focus about life and perspective. even thoug we think its very critical but its fun to know about some ones perspective..

do you agree?

ITP means= improve your thinking process.



how to read a art?

The "reading" process is divided into four steps: 1. Description 2. Analysis 3. Interpretation and 4. Judgment



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Step 1 - Description

What is the name of the artist who created the artwork?
What kind of an artwork is it?
What is the name of the artwork?
When was this artwork created?
Name some other major events in history that occurred at the same time this artwork was created.
List the literal objects in the painting (trees, people, animals, mountains, rivers, etc.).
Consider the significant art elements that are present in this artwork and describe them:
LINE TEXTURE
SHAPE COLOR
FORM VALUE
SPACE PATTERN




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Step 2 - Analysis

In this step consider the most significant art principles that were used in the artwork.
Describe how the artist used them to organize the elements.

BALANCE CONTRAST EMPHASIS
HARMONY VARIETY UNITY
GRADATION MOVEMENT RHYTHM
PROPORTION DEPTH COMPOSITION




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Step 3 - Interpretation

Based on what you have learned so far about the artwork, what do you think the artist was trying to say?
Why did the artist create this artwork? What do you think it means? What feelings do you have when looking at this artwork? Do you think there are things in the artwork that represent other things - symbols?



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Step 4 - Judgment

Do you like this artwork? Do you think it is a good artwork? Do think it is an important artwork? Would display this artwork in your home? Is this artwork good enough to put in a museum?

Justify your opinion. Explain why you feel the way you do about this artwork based on what you have learned about it.



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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:23 pm

Brilliant! Excellent! That way, we can learn a lot not only about art but also about history. Thank you, Lilian! you're the best!

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Postby Guest » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:08 pm

Great, I had a lesson !
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Postby RedRose » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:53 am

Thanks ,lilian, I hope that the essay will be helpful of me to judge a painting.
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Postby Lilian » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:09 pm

i hope so too.. 8)
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Postby RedRose » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:11 pm

dear lilian, I have read the essays many times, however, I still don't know how to read an artwork. I lack some art cells in my brain :wink:
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Postby Lilian » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:14 pm

coz ur not thinking deeply and not observing carefully. u dont have to find the exact thing in a painting. what u think about the color, texture and the image.

someday u will discover that ur the best in art anylyzing.

think, observe and judge.
its that easy.
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Postby RedRose » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:17 pm

I wish! I am waiting! :wink:

anyhow, I will comment your paintings forever, no matter how bad my thinking ability is :wink:
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Postby Lilian » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:20 pm

RedRose wrote:I wish! I am waiting! :wink:

anyhow, I will comment your paintings forever, no matter how bad my thinking ability is :wink:


then i will say try to comment carefully. coz i really want u to understand the art. :wink:
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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:22 pm

Looks like it's the 3 of us here now, ladies. Lilian, why don't you join us on MSN? ;)
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