Introduction to Formal Analysis

 Instructions Overview: Implied depth can be created in a variety of ways. In addition, artworks throughout history have relied on scale, proportion, focal point and emphasis to support the artist’s message.  Assignment: You will be using what you have learned about the elements of art, particularly value and space, AND the principles of scale, proportion, emphasis and focal point in this course to analyze Raphael’s The School of Athens AND then do the same with a second two-dimensional work of art of your choice. You will: • Describe how value, space, scale, proportion, focal point, emphasis and subordination are used in the works and how that influences how you interpret the artist’s message. • Explain how the formal elements of line, color, shape, and texture are used in relation to the questions below. AND Answer the following: o What aspects of the work are being downplayed or subordinated? How do the visual elements help subordinate these areas? o What parts of the work are being emphasized? How do the visual elements help to create emphasis? o How does the artist use value and space? Specifically describe the elements and where your observe them. o What are the many different ways that the art creates the illusion of depth, and how it is being achieved? o How does the artist use scale and proportion- and what does this achieve? Consider the difference between the principles of scale and proportion. PART TWO OF THE ASSIGNMENT – Do the same as describe above and below, with the second two-dimensional work of art of your choice. • Next, choose a second two-dimensional artwork from elsewhere and conduct the same analysis. Make sure to address ALL of the above questions. • You must NOT choose Bellini’s Madonna del Prato, • For an example of how to do a formal analysis, make sure to research extensively: Look for example on the internet. Please follow the instructions below in order to earn credit for your submission: Compose your writing submission in text format (doc., docx., rtf.). Your writing submission must be your own original ideas supported by the information you are learning from the textbook and modules. This assignment is checked for plagiarism. Guidelines: Be sure to check out the Grading Rubric, which gives additional information about what is expected. Your responses should be your own, original, informed responses based on the material you are learning in the course.