The following resources provide examples of how to discuss and write about works of art to address their art historical context, how artworks reflect different perspectives on the question What is Art?, and the role of the elements of art and principles of design in every artwork’s composition.
Elements of Art (open in new window)
Introduction to Art Historical Analysis (open in new window)
How To Do Visual (Formal) Analysis (00:09:52) (open in new window)
Introducing Formal Analysis: Landscape (00:04:50) (opens in new window)
Page five // Connections to the Elementary Classroom: Address the following prompts in at least 150 words.
How does learning in the visual arts and exploring varied definitions of what art is, help students learn the value of understanding and discussing different perspectives?
Include at least one scholarly/authoritative source in addition to course resources to support your response.
Page six // Bibliography: Compile a list of resources to reflect your research about your selected works of art, connections to the elementary classroom, and the value of exploring differing perspectives about what art can be.