Please write examples of the 3 types of critical analysis for the following images. The three types are: Contextual, Formal and Intuitive.
These are defined by the PA State Standards for the Arts & Humanities as:
- Contextual Criticism: Discussion and evaluation with consideration of factors surrounding the origin and heritage to works in the arts and humanities.
- Formal Criticism: Discussion and evaluation of the elements and principles essential to works in the arts and humanities.
- Intuitive Criticism: The use of sequential examination through comparison, analysis, interpretation, formation and testing of hypothesis and evaluation to form judgments.
Another way to think of these is:
- Contextual: Aboutness. What is the piece about? Time period, activity, etc.
- Formal: Elements and Principles of art & design (Elements: line, form/shape, value, color, texture, space; Principles: Emphasis/focal point, balance, repetition, movement/rhythm, porportion/scale, contrast, harmony).
- Intuitive: Emotional (no defense required).
Use the following format (you will have a list of 9 artists with 3 responses each):
The images are on my Schoology site.
- Guernica, Pablo Picasso (1937), 11 ft. x 25.6 ft.
- The Gleaners, Francois Millet (1857), 2 ft., 9 in. x 3 ft., 8 in.
- Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson), Kehinde Wiley (2009), 128 in., x 112 in.
- Picasso, Marisol Escobar (1977), 51 in., x 27 in., x 28 in.
- We Came to America, Faith Ringgold (1997), 74 1/2 in., x 79 1/2in.
- Titanic Orange Sea, Katherine Bradford (2012), 10 in., x 10 in.
- Migration Patterns, Bonny Leibowitz (2016), 6 ft., x 10.5 ft.
- The Wounded Deer, Frida Kahlo (1946), 8 3/4 in., x 11 3/4 in.
- The Laboring Immigrants in the City, Jacob Lawrence (1941), size unknown