Write a summative essay critiquing a piece of art using Feldman's Four-step Critical Method
Describe elements by listing all factual information with elaborate detail
Analyze the interactive organization of elements of design with the principles of design
Interpret the message, mood, and meaning based on evidence acquired from descriptive facts, and analytic organization.
Evaluate technique, composition, format, media choices/execution relevant to the artist's intention at communicating their concept.
Click on the link beneath the detail of Early Sunday Morning to view the entire image. Begin with describing the factual details that you see in the painting. Refer to the template example to guide you and then complete the description section on your worksheet. Read the Primary Source document on Early Sunday Morning to provide you with more facts and insight into Edward Hopper's work and with this painting.
After describing the painting, move to Analysis. Refer to the template example to guide you and then complete the analysis section on your worksheet. Follow the same process for Interpretation and Evaluation.
Introduction to Edward Hopper and a synopsis of Early Sunday Morning followed by its significance.
Four Steps defined in an organizer on page 1. Work space for students to practice critique phases on page 2.
After using the template to critique Early Sunday Morning, take time to listen and look at each of the four phases of a critique posted below. As you learn new information about the painting, add those details into the appropriate section of your graphic organizer.
During this video, facts about Edward Hopper's style and formatting of his Early Sunday Morning painting are documented. Elements of design, specifically line, shape, value, color, and space are also described.
During this recording of analysis, attention is given to how Edward Hopper organized the elements described in the previous phase of the critique. During this second phase of the critique, I have specifically addressed how Hopper organized his painting using the principles of balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, repetition, and variety.
In this recording, I have interpreted Early Sunday Morning by referencing evidence from previous phases of the critique. Here in this third phase, I have shared my perception of what I felt Hopper intended to communicate in relation to the message, mood, and meaning for this work of art.
During this final phase of the critique, I have recorded my opinion of the success of Hopper's painting, Early Sunday Morning. I have referenced my other observations while describing, analyzing, and interpreting the work. Although I did not suggest anything for improvement in this painting, I did mention previously, some things that Hopper did to revise his work. I often find areas I would like to revise in my own work and will mention them during this part of the critique process.
Edward Hopper used different colors,lines, and shapes.
Hopper used different elements in art, (i think thats what they are called) as in different colors, dark and light, different shades. Lines vary as in some are thick some are thin, lots of line direction for sure! Maybe this portrays the variety that also exists in a city.
He did this through a variety of shape and color. The windows themselves were uniform in shape, but because the shades were at different heights it showed the presense of people.
he used a variety of colors, lines, shapes, techniques
He used the buildings to communicate life in a city.
Hopper had originally titled the piece Seventh Avenue shops, but wanted to change the identity of the street so it would have more meaning.
The original title of Hopper's painting was Seventh Avenue Shops, but he changed it since he was well known for coming up with titles for his work that really didn't have any connection whatsoever with his art.
it was originallt Seventh Avenue Shops but he changed it to change the identity of the area he painted and he was known for giving titles to his painting that were not really connected to his work
it was originally named "Seventh Avenue shops". He changed the name becuase Hopper was known for choosing titles for his work that didt really connect to his paintings meanings and sometimes other people would come up with the titles for him. the titls, "Early Sunday morning" was never actually on Sunday, the word "Sunday" was later put into the title by someone else.
Seventh Avenue Shops. He changed it because he was known for giving titles to his paintings that did not really connect.
Seventh Avenue Shops. He changed it because the new title had more emotion.
The element that carries the most importance would probably be both his use of lines and his use of shadowing. His lines are either vertical or horizontal(static) which adds that "sad" feeling. not sad sad but maybe that down feeling. And his use of shadowing also shows that same effect.
The element of design that carries the greatest importance is line. Hopper uses a lot of static lines (horizontal and vertical lines) to create a rigid and more stiff feel.
the shadows and value
The coontour and the shadows/shading.
The shadows and the shading.
Hopper was going to add people looking out the windows, yet he ended not doing that because including people would take away that feeling of isolation and loneliness.
Hopper originally considered including a face looking out one of the windows, but later omitted it because he wanted to create a more ambiguous scene. Keeping people completely out of the piece also creates a lonlier, more isolated mood.
he was originally going to add people into the buildings(in the windows) but he wanted to make it look more desolated
he was originally going to have people standing in the upstaris windows of the building but decided not to so he could heighten the feeling of desolation
He was originally going to put people standing in the windows.
Hopper mixed American regionalist and social realist movement to create his own form of realism, that was both similar in a way but different since Hopper added his own style.
Hopper merged social realism and the American realist movement to create his own style of realism.
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