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How to "Read" and Critique Art

How to "Read" and Critique Art

Author: Emily Seeman

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Description: In this tutorial you will begin to learn how to "read" or analyze an artwork. You will view three different videos that will show you how to Formally Analyze Art, How to see the symbolism in an artwork and how to critique art. 

This will help your appreciation of art as well as begin to prepare you to critique yours and your classmate's artwork in class critiques. 

Content Standards: 

Prof.VA:Cn11 - Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

Prof.VA:Re8 -  Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

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1. Watch each video to begin to understand the different ways to "read" or analyze artwork. Fill out worksheet while watching videos.

2. Answer the Quiz Questions afterward, to check your understanding about the videos. 

3. Answer the Big Idea Question in the Google Form at the bottom of the page. 


How to Formally "Read" Art

Unity in Art

Please Read the article below to learn more about UNITY.

Symbolism in Art

How to Critique Art