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|Formal Analysis: Elements of Art
Step 1: Information Gathering
This assignment begins with a visit to the online collecting and education resource, www.artsy.net. If this is your first time using Artsy, you may need to quickly sign in with an email or your Facebook in order to view the content. Once in, you’ll explore the lives and work of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, and the American Modernist painter, Georgia O’Keeffe.
Direct links to the Artsy.net online galleries. View the artworks under the Top Works collections.
Next, view the following Khan Smarthistory video about formal analysis. Note that your formal analysis will be limited to line, shape, and color, while this video also discusses other elements and principles.
Step 2: Choose, Consider, Compare
Step 3: Write
In two full pages of writing (essay format), compare how Van Gogh and O’Keeffe used color, line, shape (formal elements of art) to abstract and to express their authentic experiences of their respective worlds in the two paintings you chose. As you are focusing on only two paintings, your statements should be pointed and specific to your observations of the visual elements presented in those paintings.