Visual Analysis Tips

visual analysis tips
College Freshman
Austin Community College, CYP

I have learned that if you note all visual details you can begin to sense an overall organization of the work of art. When producing a thesis consider the following from the art: Medium, Technique, Size, Composition, &Space.

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Stephanie, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Cedar Park Texas

I read this review and now have a greater understanding of how to view art. It gives many good points on what to pay special attention to and how to organize your thoughts when looking at different pieces. I believe that writing down the main parts that you observe is a helpful study point. If you don't write it down, when you look back you may not remember the best points of the painting.

Art analysis tips
Lizette Gonzalez, College Freshman
Auctin Community College, Round Rock, Texas

#1. While you are observring the overall work of art you will start to notice the organization. When you can get it into a sentence you have come up with you thesis.

#2. While observing consider- medium,technique,size,composition,space,color.

From and Applied Art & Design Tutor
College Sophomore
Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

'Visual analysis tips" is a guide that helps you know what you should write about when analyzing a work of art. From medium to technique, from size to composition, this article is sure to help you figure out what it is about a work of art that you should write about. I think that often where students struggle is just getting started with an idea. This article informs you that you need a thesis and it gives ideas how to form that thesis. I found this article helpful because it really defines what it is you need in an essay about a work of art like "Color: Elements of Color", "Line: Uses of Line", "Space: Methods for Creating Space in a 2-D objects", and "Plastic Arts: Elements to Consider in Sculpture".

Under each of these categories is sub-heading that give you an idea about they are about. For example, under "Color: Elements of Color" there are the sub-headings "Hue", "Value", Intensity OR Saturation", and "Local Color, Optical Color, Arbitrary Color". Let's take a moment and look at the sub-heading "Value. Value is the shadow, darkness, contrasts and light in a work of art but a student might not even think to analyze that part of a piece if they hadn't read this article.

Anyone who reads this article has no excuse to not write a relevant paper. As an Applied Art & Design tutor I found this article to be quite insightful and overall a big help to anyone struggling to write an analytical paper about a work of art.


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