Discussion Topic 6: Objective Description of Artistic Principles

Reflect on the following discussion prompt. If you wish, post your thoughts on the discussion forum. Leave a reply to your classmates' posts as well!

Find two works of art from this list of online galleries. The first work should be two-dimensional, and the second should be three-dimensional. For each one, write four sentences describing the artistic principles present in the work. Do not refer to any subject matter. Remember, be objective in your descriptions. Be objective in your descriptions. An example might be "the work makes an abundant use of pattern" or "this work uses asymmetric balance in its composition".

Then, for each work, write one sentence that describes your subjective reaction. An example might be "the artwork has a dynamic feel to it" or "the scale in this work disorients me".