Research, Compare, and Reflect

Use the research about your selected artwork and refer back to your notes from your museum visit and the museum visit guide to expand upon the interpretation you formed in the museum. a. What are the formal qualities of the artwork (elements of art and principles of design)? b. In what ways does the artist’s use of the elements of art and principles of design help communicate the theme or topic? c. What mood did the artist create with the artwork? d. What is the subject of the artwork? e. How do figures, objects, and setting in the artwork fit together to tell a story? f. What were the artist’s motives for creating the artwork? g. How did the artist construct the artwork? h. What were the original intentions for the artwork? i. (When, how, and by whom was the artwork used?) 3. Compare your 30 second look and 10-minute look. a. Using your ART110 Museum Visit Guide notes from the museum visit, describe what you noticed during your 30-second and 10-minute looks. b. Think critically about each experience, in what ways does the set of observations from the 30-second look differ from the set from the 10-minute look? c. In what ways are they similar? 5. What is the difference between looking and seeing? a. How do you define looking and seeing? b. Is 30 seconds enough time to see all aspects of an artwork? c. Can visual understanding be immediate or does truly seeing require focus over time? 6. In what ways are the skills of critical attention and patience that were practiced in this assignment important in our academic and professional lives? How can they help us to differentiate between objective and subjective conclusions?