This essay focuses on principles that contribute to your assessment. Timken Museum of Art (Links to an external site.) websites. Select a work of art that
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Visit the San Diego Museum of Art (Links to an external site.) and Timken Museum of Art (Links to an external site.) websites. Select a work of art that you really like and write an analysis of it, using the prompts below. The writing should be original and sincere. I recommend that you DO NOT read the museum description because students often find it difficult to find their own voice once they have read something by the experts.
Identify the artwork (title, artist if known, materials, and museum)
Provide a summary assessment of the artwork. You might think of it as a movie review or a headline [ex. “It is a monotonous and somber painting.”]
Analyze the elements and principles that contribute to your assessment. It is best to move from general observations to specific examples, followed by analysis. [ex. “The color palette is achromatic. [General statement] The artist uses mostly medium-tone grey, black, a small amount of white. [More explanation] For example…(provide the specific examples in the composition). [Details from the artwork] Because of the drab, dark tones, the overall mood is sad. [Analysis]
In the conclusion, explain why you chose the artwork. Reflect on the benefits of taking this class and your appreciation of the artwork.
You must embed the image of the artwork