Art & Design
Analysing an artist's work
Analysing an artist's work means studying the elements that make up an artwork. You can show your understanding by answering questions about the work.
In order to achieve higher marks in Assessment Objective 4, you need to show that you understand the work of artists, designers and craftspeople.
The following headings and questions can help you to structure a piece of writing and understand a piece of artwork. Always remember to use your own words so that you are expressing what you think.
This means looking at the formal elements of an artwork.
This refers to how the work relates to a particular time, place, culture and society in which it was produced.
The content is the subject of a piece of work.
Looking at process means studying how the work was made and what techniques were used.
Mood means looking at how the artist has created a certain atmosphere or feeling.
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