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    • Four levels of formal analysis, which you can use to explain a work of  art:
    • 1. Description = pure description of the object without value  judgments,


      analysis, or interpretation.


      · It answers the question, "What  do you see?"


      · The various elements that  constitute a description include:


      a. Form of art whether architecture, sculpture, painting or one of the  minor arts


      b. Medium of work whether clay, stone, steel, paint, etc., and  technique (tools used)


      c. Size and scale of work (relationship to person and/or frame and/or  context)


      d. Elements or general shapes (architectural structural system) within  the composition, including building of post-lintel construction or  painting with several figures lined up in a row; identification of objects


      e. Description of axis whether vertical, diagonal, horizontal, etc.


      f. Description of line, including contour as soft, planar, jagged, etc.


      g. Description of how line describes shape and space (volume);  distinguish between lines of objects and lines of composition, e.g.,  thick, thin, variable, irregular, intermittent, indistinct, etc.


      h. Relationships between shapes, e.g., large and small, overlapping,  etc.


      i. Description of color and color scheme = palette


      j. Texture of surface or other comments about execution of work


      k. Context of object: original location and date

    • 2. Analysis = determining what the features suggest and deciding why  the artist used such features to convey specific ideas.


      · It answers the question, "How  did the artist do it?"


      · The various elements that  constitute analysis include:


      a. Determination of subject matter through naming iconographic  elements, e.g., historical event, allegory, mythology, etc.


      b. Selection of most distinctive features or characteristics whether  line, shape, color, texture, etc.


      c. Analysis of the principles of design or composition, e.g., stable,


      repetitious, rhythmic, unified, symmetrical, harmonious, geometric,  varied, chaotic, horizontal or vertically oriented, etc.


      d. Discussion of how elements or structural system contribute to  appearance of image or function


      e. Analysis of use of light and role of color, e.g., contrasty,  shadowy,


      illogical, warm, cool, symbolic, etc.


      f. Treatment of space and landscape, both real and illusionary  (including use of perspective), e.g., compact, deep, shallow,  naturalistic, random


      g. Portrayal of movement and how it is achieved


      h. Effect of particular medium(s) used


      i. Your perceptions of balance, proportion and scale (relationships of  each part of the composition to the whole and to each other part) and your  emotional


      j. Reaction to object or monument

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