Assignment Details and Rubric: Complete a visual analysis of a work of art (two-dimensional or three-dimensional) that you personally viewed in the collection of a museum or gallery this semester. It is suggested that one of the 8 works viewed to complete Museum/Gallery Visit projects #1 and #2 is used, however a new work may be selected too. The paper must be a minimum of three typed pages (double spaced, 12 point font). A reproduction (photograph, postcard, Xerox) of the work selected should also be included. You must cite all sources used with a bibliography and numbered footnotes and/or endnotes for all sections containing the ideas, approximate phrasing and direct quotations by another author. (Please don’t cite sources directly in the text). Analysis papers may be turned in at any time prior to the dates due on calendar, but will not be accepted after the specified date due without a grade reduction. *The following should be considered in choosing your topic. Only use this list of questions as a guide to understand the work you have chosen. Please dont address any questions below that dont relate well to the work you have chosen. For example, if a work wasn’t produced for a known commission or patron, this doesn’t need to to discussed. Introduction – 5% DESCRIBE as if a reproduction of the work did not exist. A clear physical description of the work, museum name/location, and basic background information. (This may be available from the works museum work label or in a binder at a gallerys front desk or entrance.) 10% Who is the Artist? In what culture and period was the work created? 5% What materials is the work made from, how are they manipulated? 10% How may it have been intended to function? Who was it created for or commissioned by? Where was it intended to have been seen and by whom? 5 % How is it displayed in the gallery? (Pedestal, frame, gallery) 5% ANALYZE Use art terms introduced in text and class to consider the meaning of composition and the selection of materials and the location of the work within the museum. A “visual analysis” of a work is based on observations of the art elements: Line, color, shape, composition, form, as well as techniques, materials and environment. How are the artists choices of scale, materials, line, color, location, and/or imagery evocative of meaning? If identifiable, what is that meaning? 10% What aspects of the work illustrate the artists intentions for creating the work? How can the subject matter or narrative be read or understood? 10% Does and how may the work reflect stylistic elements specific to the culture/period that it was made? 5% What works or movements have we viewed in class or in text (look ahead if appropriate) are similar? 10% INTERPRET Consider the emotional impact of the work. How does the work affect you the viewer? What, if any, associations or emotional responses were experienced? 10% How would the work been read by viewers at the time it was made? Do You think it is percieved differently today? 5% What may be the artist’s Influences 1 or more Specific Artist(s), Work(s) and/or Movement(s)