WRITTEN CRITIQUE STUDY GUIDE | Fine Arts Survey – Visual Arts
• Write in complete sentences and well structured paragraphs to support each point.
• Use specific examples from artwork and apply art vocabulary to the following steps:
o Description: Artist, title, media, date, subject
o Analysis: Reinforce interpretation through examples of Elements of Art & Principles of Design o Interpretation: Mood, symbols (examples), message
o Evaluation: Is the piece a success? Explain based on aesthetic, technique, craftsmanship, and expression of an idea
• Be very descriptive and use original adjectives.
o Examples: MELONCHOLY not SAD; ELATED not HAPPY
SAMPLE CRITIQUE FOR FINE ARTS SURVEY
Tony Fitzpatrick, The Devil’s Music 2009