• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.


Lawyers Office critique 4

Page history last edited by Courtney 9 years, 6 months ago

Art critics are masters at looking and asking questions. They are like detectives. Be an art critic detective and answer the questions that the art critic asks

Description: Searching for Internal Clues

  • What do you see? What subject matter? What is happening in the picture? Look closely.
  • What art elements do you see? What lines dominate the art work? (straight, curvy, other)
  • What shapes dominate the artwork? (geometric, organic)
  • What colors dominate the picture? Name them.
  • Name the patterns/texture that you find. 

1.The people in the artifact looks like they are trying to decide on something. N/A. The men are frustrayed.

2. N/A but it's not abstract but the painting is straight so you cazn see the painting clearly.


4.Colorful but mostly brown.


1. I see people look like they arte trying to make a decision. The men are dedciding how to organize something. Some people look frustrated bcecause they can not decide what to do.

2.N/A . Straight, you can see that painting clearly.


4. Colorful, ; brown, blue, yellow, red, orange.

5. N/A




  • How has the picture (art elements) been arranged? It's not abstract but you can see it clearly.
  • How is the space arranged? The space is arranged as a flat picture.


  • How did the artist make this picture? The artist painted this picture.
  • What materials did he use? The arther used lot's of paint. 
  • Interpretation: This painting shows me that I should always think hard about everything before I do something.
  • How do the colors make you feel? the mood of this painting to me is Brown.
  • How does it feel? (touch) Like N/A
  • How does it sound? Like People talking loud and fussing.
  • How does it taste? Like N/A
  • How does it smell? Like N/A
  • Give this work a title "Thinking Hard" making a decision is tough; fussing loudly
  • What do the colors symbolize? Brown means Loud!


It is not important that we like or dislike an artwork, but that we try to understand why it is famous. Art critics find this artwork important or significant for art history for one, two of all of the following reasons. Circle the best reasons.

  • Imitative. The artist tried to accurately describe the subject matter--
  • Formalistic: The artist experimented with the art elements (shapes, colors, space) in an unusual way.
  • Emotionalism. The artist emphasized the mood or symbols.
  • Functionalism: The artist intended the work to be useful, religious, educational, or propaganda.  


The two best reasons are emotionalism and imitative. 



Who would appreciate this work? (Grandmother, the minister, a policeman, Native Americans)

I think a politician and lawyers would appreciate this portrait. 


Group Members: Courtney, Lionisha



Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.