***This assignment requires for you to visit an original artwork in person at a

***This assignment requires for you to visit an original artwork in person at a

***This assignment requires for you to visit an original artwork in person at a local art museum or art gallery of your choosing.***
This assignment requires for you to visit an original artwork in person at a local art museum or art gallery of your choosing.
REQUIREMENTS:
1) Print off these instructions and the Formal Analysis Guide before you go.
2) Perform a detailed formal analysis of a single work of art WHILE YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE WORK.
a) This is an exercise in looking. Therefore, any discussion of the artist’s biography, historical context, or your personal experience will not be counted towards the word count.
b) Your essay should include a discussion of all the elements and principles listed in the Formal Analysis Guide
. Each element and each principle should be addressed using three sentences. You discussion of each element or each element may discuss one example in depth, or several examples. For example, you might use three sentences to discuss the color in a figure’s shirt, or you might identify the artist’s use of color in three different places.
This EXCLUDES items whose main purpose has some other function – Such as:
A car
Taxidermy
Furniture
Crafts
Holiday decorations
Historical exhibits at a history museum
Scientific exhibits at a science museum
Any other exhibit at a non-art museum or non art-related institution (such as NASA.)
Ballet or other dance performance
Music/ Musical concerts

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