Discussion Topic 5: Objective Description of Artistic Principles

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Search for two works of art from an online gallery. The first work should be two-dimensional, and the second should be three-dimensional. For each one, write four sentences that describe the elements present in the work using the Formalist Method. This method describes what you see in a totally objective way. Do not refer to any subject matter. Remember, be objective in your descriptions. An example might be "the work uses a majority of organic shapes" or "it uses the complementary colors yellow and violet for contrast".

Then, write one sentence describing your subjective reaction to each work. An example might be "the artwork has a chaotic feeling to it" or "looking at the work made me feel happy or lonely". 

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