Understanding and analyzing works of art requires the development of a vocabulary that allows for criticism, evaluation, and description. As an art critic, it is important to be able to discuss art in terms of its style and medium, interpret meanings, and make judgments regarding its importance within the larger context of art history and culture. Additionally, evaluating art in the context of aesthetics is crucial. In this assessment task, you will assume the role of a critic and analyze a series of works using the proper vocabulary and terminology common to the discipline.
Each art analysis should consist of a few concise paragraphs that discuss the key elements of the work and provide an explanation of what the work is about. It is important to identify and explain the key elements of each piece and, if possible, make connections to other works of art. Moreover, using the vocabulary common to the field of art is essential to demonstrate a sound understanding of the discipline. The use of this vocabulary should be accompanied by explanations or detailed explanations, depending on the level of depth and precision required by the assignment. In addition, a proper analysis will offer an explanation of what the piece is about or the movement it represents, ideally with references to other works of art.
To evaluate the completion of this assessment task, a rubric is provided. Not submitting any analysis will result in a score of 0 for this criterion. Identifying the key elements of a piece of art, without further explanation, will result in a score of 1. Providing an explanation of the key elements will increase the score to 2. Making connections to other works of art while explaining the key elements will result in a score of 3. Similarly, not using the vocabulary common to the field of art will lead to a score of 0. Using the common vocabulary of the field will yield a score of 1. Additionally, providing an explanation along with the use of the common vocabulary will increase the score to 2. A score of 3 will be awarded when the common vocabulary is used with a detailed explanation. Finally, not offering an explanation of what the piece is about or the movement it represents will result in a score of 0. Explaining what the piece is about or the movement it represents will increase the score to 1. A detailed explanation will be valued at a score of 2. Making references to other works of art while explaining what the piece is about or the movement it represents will yield a score of 3.
It is crucial to thoroughly discuss each piece and provide insightful details. Failure to do so will result in a score of 0. Discussing the pieces and providing details will increase the score to 1. However, for a score of 2, the pieces need to be thoroughly discussed and insightful details provided. Achieving a score of 3 will require not only a thorough discussion and insightful details but also references to additional works of art.
In summary, this assessment task requires you to develop a vocabulary for criticizing, evaluating, and describing works of art. You will analyze a series of art pieces, identifying key elements and using the appropriate vocabulary to explain what the work is about. The analysis should also include an evaluation of the work’s importance in the context of art history and culture, as well as its representation of a specific movement if applicable. Providing thorough and insightful details, along with references to other works of art when relevant, will result in a higher score.