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VA COMP ASSESSMENT 2

Art Criticism

KYOTO SCHOOL ARTIST UNKNOWN


DEER, PINE, AND BAT

DESCRIPTION

What can you learn from


the title of the artwork?
I can see that there will be
a literal or figurative deer, a
pine tree and a bat.

DESCRIPTION

What subjects in the artwork


can you recognize?
I recognize the deer, the
tree, and the bat.

DESCRIPTION

Looking at the elements of


design, describe what qualities
you see.
I see the lines on the bodies of he
subjects o the painting. I see that
there is limited color, and lots of
negative space.

DESCRIPTION

What media and


techniques did the artist
use?
This artwork was probably
painted by hand.

ANALYSIS

Emphasis: Is there a
dominant element or focal
point that you see first?
The first thing I see is the
deers body because it
contrasts with the light
background.

ANALYSIS

Balance: Is there a special


balance, or weight, among
the elements? What mood
does it create?
The balance between the tree
branch and the deer even out
the painting.

ANALYSIS

Proportion: Do the
proportions look normal,
ideal, or unusual? Why?
The proportions look normal
and ideal because it looks
very realistic.

ANALYSIS

Pattern: Are elements repeated


to create a pattern? Where?
Why?
Yes, the repeated lines on the
branches of the pine tree look like
leaves. Also, the repeated white
spots on the deers back look
realistic.

ANALYSIS

Rhythm or Movement: What visual


rhythms or paths of movement do
your eyes follow? Where? Why?
My eyes follow down the tree
branch from the upper left corner
down the deers back, near the
lower right corner.

ANALYSIS

Unity and Variety: What elements


bring together, or unify many
parts of the design. Why? What
elements add variety? Why?
The interaction between the deer
and the tree. The variety is shown
between the species difference
of the tree and bat and deer.

INTERPRETATION

Is there symbolism in the


artwork? What do you think
it means?
No

INTERPRETATION

What feeling do you think the


artist wanted to give the viewer
when looking at the work?
The empty feeling left inside me is
intriguing, and it would feed m
unquenchable soul o be lucky
enough to know what happens to
the scene.

INTERPRETATION

Does the work remind you of


other things you have
experienced?
This artwork would remind one
of playing in the woods an
seeing a der prancing around
the trees.

INTERPRETATION

How does the work relate to other


ideas or events in the world
and/or in your other classes?
It reminds me o my young mind
learning about the basic needs of
life, and what it means to live.

JUDGMENT

What parts of the work make


you feel it is a success or
failure?
I think the piece was very
successful because of the
balance between the
elements in the artwork.

JUDGMENT

What criteria can you list to


help others judge this work?
I think you should judge it by
who created it, the media,
and the components.

JUDGMENT

How unique is the work?


Why do you feel this work is
or is not unique?
I think it is unique because
Ive never seen anything
like it.

JUDGMENT

What are some


improvements you feel the
artist could have made to
the work?
I think that the artist
could've gone into more
detail with the bat.