Analyze and Compare Two Art Works

You will be comparing (2) famous pictures done by 2 different artists using 2 different art styles.
You will choose two of the several pictures that are displayed and compare these two according to the questions and points that follow.

Begin by taking notes and completing a first draft.
Your first notes may be abbreviated but the final version of your report will require that you write with complete sentences and in good grammatical form. Since you will be comparing 2 pictures. You will have to note similarities and differences in each as you address the points of analysis.

COVER PAGE FOR REPORT
Your final report will include a cover page in which you list both works and the artists who created them. Cover details include:
Name of the two works; Artists names;
Country of artists;
medium used by each of the two;
date or approximate date of the works.
You will be able to use a 16 or 18 point font on the cover page. Choose an interesting font for the cover if you so desire, but for the written portion you must use a more traditional font such as Roman, or Helvetica font.

USING HEADINGS TO ORGANIZE YOUR REPORT
Headings: (Use headings that follow to organize your written report.)
The Most Important Ideas for the interpretation and analysis discussion are listed below under topic "Headings." Headings can be formatted to standout from the text. For example, underline headings one line above writing.

Gather this information for your cover page
YOU WILL BE GIVEN ARTIST NAMES AND TITLE OF WORK; BUT, YOU WILL NEED TO FIND ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE WORK, BY VISITING LIBRARY RESOURCES. As a starting point. Begin your notebook entries by filling out the information below. 1. (Title of Work) - - - Artist:________________________ - Nationality of artist. ________________________ Medium - _________ ; Date of work: ________ Art Style (Art Period)_________________________ 2. (Title of Work) - - - Artist:________________________ - Nationality of artist. ________________________ Medium - _________ ; Date of work: ________ Art Style (Art Period)_________________________ The

Creative Concept and Idea used by the Artists
As you study the whole work, what is your sense of what the artist trying to express. Please do not merely name the subject which is obvious. But - - what aspect or feeling is he/she expressing about or with the subject matter?

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Style and Expression
Compare and describe the subject matter and style used by the artists. How are they different? How are they similar? Which of the artists seems to have more technical skill in your opinion? Compare the mood or feeling expressed in the work. From what source do you think the different artists found the imagery or subject? Give reasons that support all your comments and interpretation. Do not copy ( plagiarize) another person's thoughts and ideas! Use complete thoughts, more information is better.
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Realism, Detail & Abstraction
Compare and describe the artistsí interpretation of the subject, relative to detail and whether work is interpreted realistically, abstractly or somewhat in between. Give reasons that support all your comments and interpretation. Do not copy ( plagiarize) another person's thoughts and ideas! Use complete thoughts, more information is better. Complete Answers. Detail: Deficits Fair Good Very Good (1) (2) (3) (4)

Color and Design Features and Pattern
Describe how each of the artists uses color. What are the dominant colors found in both works. Which artist do you think used the most difficult or challenging method or technique? Two what degree are the artists interest in detail? Which of the pictures do you think would be easiest for you to imitate? Complete Answers.
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Picture Harmony
What is the way the artists creates harmony in the work? How does the eye travel through the picture? What is the focal point of the picture who is the eye drawn to this feature? Where do you sense similarity which contributes to harmony in a picture? How does color contribute to harmonizing the picture? Where are line movements or shapes repeated to create visual rhythms? Complete Answers.

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Summary
Does either work impress you enough to try to imitate or copy the style? Which of two works do you prefer? Explain why. Complete Answers.
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EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF YOUR REPORT

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Neatness of presentation
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Spelling and Grammar
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Complete Answers. Detail
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Knowledge, Use of terms
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FINAL SCORE ______________ FINAL GRADE ________________