I have chosen the following art piece for this paper: https://www.kimbellart.org/collection-object/birds-and-flowers-early-spring It is on display at the Kimball Art Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas. Here are the instructions for this assignment:
1) Use the Formal Analysis Guide (see uploaded file)
2) Perform a detailed formal analysis of a single work of art WHILE YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE WORK. (you’ll have to do your best while looking at the photo on the link I gave you)
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, and discussion of the medium used by the artist.
c) To organize your essay, your overall argument and conclusion should address how the artists used the principle of emphasis.
d) Your essay should be 1000-1500 words.
3) Turn in an image of the artwork with your essay. (use the image on the web URL I gave above)
4) Turn in a picture of yourself in front of the artwork or the museum as proof of having visited. (I will do this part 🙂
Note: Please be aware and understand the meaning of 2a above. Ask if you have any questions. Thanks!