What do you need to do?

Activity One: How do you describe an artwork?

Video Explanation 

Work in pairs

Person 1 – Choose an artwork and write a description of it, in detail – consider artistic technique and style

Person 2 – Draw/create the artwork based on person 1’s description.

Compare the two artworks – submit a picture with the description alongside it

**Use the lists of possible artistic techniques to help you describe the artwork

Activity Two

Individual task – Video explanation

Choose an artwork from the Art Gallery of NSW collection and answer these questions

Date it was created and original reason it was created?

Artist and any key biographical details that are relevant to the artwork?

Country of creation?

3 major events in the country at the time:

A link between the artwork and the real world:

Where can you go for help?

List of artistic techniques and types of artwork

Link with interesting contemporary Australian artworks to choose from

· Art criticism is responding to, interpreting meaning, and making critical judgments about specific works of art.

· Art critics help viewers perceive, interpret, and judge artworks.

Link to a very detailed website with lots of questions to ask about your artwork

An example of Visual analysis (not context or symbols)

Top quality information tools

Artist Information

Use Biography websites

Biography.com 

Artist biographies.net

British Artists of the 20th Century

Artwork information

Use Art Gallery websites

National Gallery of Australia

TATE Gallery -English Gallery

MOMA gallery – American Gallery

World Information

Use databases or review websites

Audience Information

Use your own thoughts and feelings