STRUCTURE OF PROJECT:
Title your project. Titles are important and inform your reader/viewer of what’s to come or what to expect. Should be the last thing to consider.
The introduction should answer Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Hook your reader/viewer: the introduction should be engaging and pique the interest of your reader/viewer.
Orient your reader/viewer provide appropriate background information about the artwork
Describe the artwork = use descriptive adjectives = a description is what you see in the artwork, NOT an interpretation.
Explain why the work was created – was it commissioned? Privately or publically funded?
Thesis statement =>this is your objective interpretation.
What is the artwork saying to its audience?
Supporting Arguments & Evidence: Each argument should clearly support your interpretation with evidence derived from your research and observation of the object.
Visual Analysis identifies the artwork’s applicable formal elements of art (FEA) and principles of design (PoD) delivered in a format that supports a description of the artwork
Contextual analysis of the artwork’s original historical, cultural, or political context
Interpretation/Point of View = what does the artwork mean?
Your objective interpretation/POV should be supported through an explanation of HOW the FEA, PoD & context support your interpretation.
Answering the “HOW” part is crucial to your analysis. It is not enough to just identify the characteristics and list a few historical facts; you have to synthesize the information into a cohesive interpretation.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the artwork
Sum up your ideas & lead the reader out of the presentation.
Bibliography/Works Cited with at least three (3) *credible sources.
Credible sources are those with
An author (if they didn’t put their name to it, don’t trust it!);
Bibliography works cited, footnotes, further readings (if they didn’t include their research, don’t trust it!)
If you need help, ask me & a librarian