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Department
Art
Course
FAH102H1
Professor
Wollesen
Semester
Winter

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Week 2Visual AnalysisVernon Hyde Minor Chapter 10 written in notebookHudson and NoonanMorrissey Chapter 1 pg 6111728 and Chapter 2 o Chapter 1 Types of Writing About ArtEssay may be written in any of the four modes of discoursenarration description exposition or argumentCritical essays often used with regard to an essay that offers and opinion Such essays are written in either the expository or argumentative mode of discoursethe purpose is to critique to criticize is to denounce or find fault to critique is to exercise careful judgment including scholarly interpretationComparative essay is one that compares or contrasts more than one artwork or artist May be written in the descriptive expository or argumentative mode of discourse a descriptive comparison would discuss the artworks similarities andor difference without offering an opinion or interpretation an expository comparison would use the artworks similarities andor differences to support an inference an argumentative comparison would use the artworks similarities andor differences to support an opinion for which there is considerable oppositionThe formal analysis to analyze means to take a thing apart to discover how the pieces work together to create a whole to discuss the ways in which the artworks subject matter formal elements principles of design and medium work together to create an overall impressionThe exhibition review the purpose of the review is to evaluate a collection of art at a museum or gallery an activity engaged in by an art criticResearch paper makes conscious use of sources it documents sources and includes an alphabetical list of sources in the form of a bibliography or works cited page It may be written in a descriptive expository or argumentative mode of discourse a descriptive would present that information objectively an expository would use information gleaned from sources to support an inference an argumentative would use information gleaned from sources to support an argument o Other Types of Writing About ArtThe artist statement it describes who you are as an artist and what your art is aboutMuseum and gallery labels these labels inform the viewers about the artwork providing specifics such as the title artists name artists dates and the date the work was done Often helpful to include information about subject matter specific techniques the composition or other idiosyncratic points to increase the viewers understanding of the workCatalogue entries principles of design and the elements of style the works history including its various owners information about the subject matter
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