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Re: [teacherartexchange] critiques


From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 09 2008 - 16:47:33 PDT

I love your shortened explanation of the 4 steps. I use them also!
Susan in Ohio

--- On Fri, 6/6/08, Elizabeth Blair <> wrote:

> From: Elizabeth Blair <>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] critiques
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
> Date: Friday, June 6, 2008, 11:33 AM
> In reference to critiques, I use the four basic steps and
> explain them thoroughly:
> Describe- list the basic objects, shapes, colors, lines,
> etc. This usually covers the elements of art
> Analyze- discuss the relationships of the objects, etc., to
> each other. anything repeated? similar? this usually
> covers the principles of design
> Interpret- what do you think it means? does it evoke any
> feelings? what's happening in the image?
> Judge- do you think it is a successful work of art? why or
> why not? do you personally "like" it? why or why
> not?
> I did a class critique of an abstract work by Picasso. I
> thought it was very successful because of the questions
> that I used to prompt some substantial answers. I had them
> write their thoughts for each step first and then discussed
> it with the class. Then they did group or individual
> critiques.
> Elizabeth Blair
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