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Learning to Look at Art

Not having attended the foundation course or done much reading in art / art history, I turned to my favorite resource, the net, when trying to do some background reading on our recent assignment - Analyze a Painting. Here is a site that fit my needs.

Art Critiquing - Articulation
From the site
What is art? How does art address the needs of humanity? Why do we create art? Is all art beautiful? Does everyone see art in the same way? What does a work of art say to you? How does an artist express his/her point of view? How do you talk about art? What is the language of art?

This program invites you to learn about the art critiquing process. The objectives of ARTiculation were designed to encourage you to really "look" at a piece of artwork and to understand what goes into the art making process. You will have opportunities to make informed judgments and to share personal insights about different types of art. You will also learn that there is not just one "correct" answer to the question: "Is this good art?"

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