Part 1 : Click on the link below to see the artwork from the Metropolitan Museum
Part 1 : Click on the link below to see the artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. Use at least four elements and three principles of design to describe the artwork. Be sure to begin each description with the artist’s name, title, medium (what is it made of), and year. Take your time to explain what you see and explain why the terms you’re using apply with specific examples from the artwork. Attempt to uncover what the artwork may be trying to communicate through these elements and principles. Feel free to also include the stylistic terms.
Elements: The basic elements of design are line, value, color, shape/form, texture/pattern, space, and motion.
Principles of design: The basic principles of composition are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion/scale, and unity/variety.
Stylistic Terms: Representational, Non-representational, Naturalistic, Abstract, Expressive, Idealized, and Surreal.
Part 2: Compare and contrast the two artworks below that share a common theme (ideal bodies, the
afterlife, ritual/religion, glorifying the ruler). You may notice that one artwork may include more than one of these themes. When introducing the works, mention the known title, culture, date, and medium, and use your terms from part 1 to describe how the content of the work
is expressed visually.
Artworks to compare:
Drawing – Käthe Kollwitz, Self-portrait, charcoal, 1933, 18.7″ x 25″, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Printmaking – Vincent van Gogh, At Eternity’s Gate, lithograph, 1882, 21.8″ x 14.3″
This paper will be graded on content, not length. That being said, each part in this writing assignment will be 300 words totaling to 600 words (this is about two pages in Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced), and this minimum word count must be met to earn full points.
This is not a research paper, so you do not need to use any sources outside the course materials. This should be your own work, based on your own observations and your understanding of the material and vocabulary in the module. Do not plagiarize.