elements of art

  1. line
  2. color
  3. shape/form
  4. texture
  5. value
  6. space

Basic Art - Elements of Art

Questions In Art Criticism

  1. Description: What do I see? ( feel, hear, smell, taste)?
    1. Subject Matter: Does the artwork depict anything? If so, what?
    2. Medium: What tools, materials, or processes did the art maker use?
    3. Form: What elements did the maker choose and how did the maker organize the elements?
  2. Interpretation: What is the artwork about?
    1. Interpretive Statement: Can I express what I think the artwork is about in one sentence?
    2. Evidence: What evidence inside or outside the artwork supports my interpretation?
  3. Judgment: Is it a good artwork?
    1. Criteria: What criteria do I think are most appropriate for judging the artwork?
    2. Evidence: What evidence inside or outside the artwork relates to each criterion?
    3. Judgment: Based on the criteria and evidence, what is my judgment about the quality of the artwork?