These questions can be used by students as a guide when analysing their own work and the work of other artists. Citation Artist: Title of Artwork: Size: Location: Date: Form: (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography; printmaking, mixed media, design, architecture, graphics, textiles, installation, performance, 4D, earth art... Cultural Analysis 1. What artists/artworks/art movements have inspired the artwork? 2. What messages does the art work carry? 3. How does the artwork reflect the artists world/ideas/beliefs? 4. How does the artwork reflect the culture in which it was made? Subjective Analysis 1. How has the artist explored his/her feelings and emotions? 2. What is your personal opinion of the work? (likes/dislikes...) 3. What improvements/ additions could be made? 4. How does the artwork make you feel? (calm, reflective, nervous, uneasy, amused, shocked...) 5. Who is the intended audience? Postmodern Analysis 1. What traditional ideas/techniques have been used? 2. What unconventional or unusual ideas/techniques have been used? 3. How has the artist used past artworks as inspiration? 4. Does this artwork remind you of any others? 5. Does the artwork attempt to shock, confront or challenge the audience? Structural Analysis Subject Matter
1. What is the subject matter? (portrait, the body, stillife, landscape, war ...) 2. Describe what you see in the artwork?
Media (materials, signs, symbols)
1. What materials have been used? 2. What signs and symbols can you see in the work? 3. Describe the techniques used in the work? (realism, abstraction, distortion, elongation, broken colour, wash, collage, ...) 4. List the process step by step (image created by organising magazine images into a collage, paint applied in short brush strokes, layered or blended, clay formed using coils and then carved, dried, fired and painted brightly...) ...