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Paradise Woods Critique 5

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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? cows,grass,trees,and water.What subject matter?two cows in the woods. What is happening in the picture? Look closely. they are two cows one laying down one eating grass.

  • What art elements do you see? i see trees witrh mas in thin i see water and grass.What lines dominate the art work? (straight, curvy, other)focesed on what yu see close up.
  • What shapes dominate the artwork? (geometric, organic) there are no dominateing shapes.
  • What colors dominate the picture? blue,green,brownand black.
  • Name the patterns/texture that you find. smoth
  • Analysis:


    • How has the picture (art elements) been arranged? (Artists repeat lines, shapes, colors, and patterns in exciting ways to make an artwork more interesting.) the pitcher is la panting


  • How is the space arranged? (flat, overlapping, or deep dimensional) a normal fores.
  • Technique

    • How did the artist make this picture? (draw, paint, collage, model or carve, other) painting


  • What materials did he use? (clay, wood, oil, acrylic, charcoal, other) paint
  • Interpretation: What does this painting mean to you? it realy dnt mean n un it just looks like nature in action
  • How do the colors make you feel? (mood) the cools are bright colors
  • How does it feel? smooth.
  • What do the colors symbolize na
  • Judgment
  • 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--the event, people, objects.
    • 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.


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

    i think that a native american would appreciat this peac of art becase the are is about nature. 


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