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Re: Questioning new art

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Diane Gregory (dianegregory)
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 20:17:00 -0600

Ticia Valentine wrote:
> Hello!
> Well I've begun working in my elementary art room and I'm just
> beginning my bulletin boards. I thought I might be neat to do a bulletin
> board about "Questions to ask when looking at a piece of artwork for the
> first time". Does anyone have any questions they feel should be on this
> list? I am including the following: 1. Who is the artist? 2. Where is
> the artist from? 3. What mwdium was used to create this piece? 4. In
> what style is this piece created?
> Have any other ideas? Get Back to me!!
> Thanks! Ticia


Neat idea!

You might try some open ended questions as well, such as:

What do I like about this art work?

What does this art work remind me of?

What kind of message or meaning does the work express?

What is my favorite color, shape or line in the artwork?

What story might you invent to go along with this artwork?

If I could go inside the (painting, drawing, etc.) where would I go and how would it

How much time did it take to make this artwork?

How carefully is the artwork crafted?

Where do you suppose the artist got his/her idea for the artwork?

Well that is all for now. Hope this helps.

Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art Education
Art Education and Technology Specialist
Department of Art & Design
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, TX  78666