4 steps of art criticism
Terms in this set (4)
Tell what you see (the visual facts)
Mentally separate the parts or elements, thinking in terms of textures,shapes/forms, light/dark or bright/dull colors, types of lines,and sensory qualities. 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.
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?
personal evaluation based on the understandings of the work(s)