1 1 Ceremonial Artistic Expression Narrative Functional PERSUASIVE Artworks created to support worship ceremonies (rituals and celebrations).Artistic ExpressionArtworks to express or communicate emotions, ideas, feelings, or to decorate objects.NarrativeArtworks that tell stories, describe and illustrate experiences, communicate information, or document historical events.FunctionalArtistic objects used in everyday lifePERSUASIVEArtworks that promote ideas, philosophies, or products.
2 2 3 4 5 SUBJECT MATTER It can be… The objects represented in the artwork.It can be…3REPRESENTATIONALClearly represents a specific subjectABSTRACTTaking a subject matter and breaking it down into shapes, lines, colors, and textures.45NON OBJECTIVENo recognizable subject matter. Only line, shape, and colors are used.
3 In a non-objective artwork the ELEMENTS become the subject matter. 6In a non-objective artwork the ELEMENTS become the subject matter.
4 7 What TYPE of subject matter? OBJECTIVE ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVE Jackson Polluck, Lavender Mist, 1950NON-OBJECTIVEOBJECTIVE ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVE
5 What TYPE of subject matter? Pablo Picasso, The Three Musicians, 1921OBJECTIVE ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVEABSTRACT
6 What TYPE of subject matter? Dorothea Lange, The Migrant Mother, 1936OBJECTIVE ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVEOBJECTIVE
7 8An ORGANIZED approach for studying a work of art.9 & 11PROFESSIONALProfessionals use criteria to evaluate the work of an artist and give their expert opinion.STUDENTStudents evaluate the pros and cons in their work and the work of their peers. Give positive and constrictive feedback in order to IMPROVE.
8 10Be highly respected. Having a higher degree such as a PhD in Art history or Art Theory helps.It helps to have an outlet to share your voice such as a job as a journalist or columnist.You visit gallery openings and follow the ART CRITICISM process when you write reviews.
9 ART CRITICISM PROCESS 12 DESCRIPTION What do I see? ANALYSIS How is the work organized?INTERPRETATIONWhat is the artist trying to communicate?JUDGMENTIs this a successful work of art?
10 How is the artwork ORGANIZED? DESCRIPTIONWhat do I see?13When you describe an artwork, you identify the things about the work that you can see (the visual FACTS---BE SPECIFIC)!You should not include opinions, evaluations, or possible meanings.ANALYSISHow is the artwork ORGANIZED?Break down the painting into its composition, or the way the art principles are used to organize the art elements.
11 What is the artist trying to COMMUNICATE? 13INTERPRETATIONWhat is the artist trying to COMMUNICATE?An interpretation seeks to explain the meaning of the work based on what you have learned so far about the artwork, what do you think the artist was trying to say? Use the information from your description and analysis to help you.JUDGMENTIs the work SUCCESSFUL?After careful observation, analysis, and interpretation of an artwork, you are ready to make your own judgment. This is your personal evaluation based on the understandings of the work(s).
12 Focuses on a REALISTIC representation of the work. 14IMITATIONALISM:Literal qualitiesFocuses on a REALISTIC representation of the work.B. FORMALISM:Design qualitiesComposition(the arrangement and placement of the elements and principles) is the most important factor in judging the artwork.C. EMOTIONALISMExpressive qualitiesConcerned with the content of the work. It must arouse an emotional response in the viewer.
13 15 You can better organize your work. (stronger composition) Plan your work better therefore increase communication with your viewer.You learn how to communicate about your work.