ELEMENTS OF ART IN A PAINTING
When people are familiar with the elements of art, they become more aware of the details and can better appreciate what they see and the message behind it. Knowing the elements and principles of art boosts visual literacy.
Your assignment is to choose one painting of any time period and style (renaissance, realism, impressionism, expressionism, abstract, cubism, art nouveau or art deco, etc.) and make 4-5-minute presentation to the class, using screen sharing to show the painting.
You will analyze the art elements, what they are, where they are, how they work, what you feel about how they are used, etc.
You don’t know a lot about colors yet, but at this point know what are hue, value, intensity, temperature, so you can use these aspects to discuss the colors in the painting and how they make you feel.
How to find a panting
1. Browse art movements and styles:
2. Google the chosen style, your favorite artist or a favorite painting. Use medium to high resolution images, around 800 - 1000 px a side
3. Save the link or a file with painting to your computer
4. Prepare and practice your presentation