On Saturday October 19, my Uncle Mark and I visited the Dallas Museum of Art. This museum is so large that I knew I would be able to find a piece of art to write about there. I chose this venue because I am not extremely familiar with Dallas yet and I have previously visited the DMA for one of my journal assignments. When we first walked inside everyone was so warm, welcoming and eager to help. I am glad my uncle was familiar enough with the place to help guide me around. There were many beautiful and unusual things to see and after exploring for almost an hour I finally chose a piece of artwork that really stood out to me because of its colors and warmth. “The Visit”, by Alfred Stevens, is an oil painting on canvas that he finished in 1869 of two ladies in what looks like a dressing room. One is sitting on a couch next to a table and looks like she has fallen asleep. Next to the seated woman is another woman standing up looking at her. It looks like she is ready for bed because she is wearing a night robe and came in the room and found the other women asleep already. On the table is an open book or diary with light shining on it so that it is very noticeable. Light is also shining on the neck of the standing woman and stands out too. My eyes seem to move to the brightest things in the picture and then see everything around that spot. Some things make me follow them to something else like the gold trim on the dark walls or the white lacey material in the woman’s robe. I think the painter did this on purpose so the person looking at it would see other interesting things in the painting. Like next to the book there is a bright teal blue vase. After looking at the vase I see the flowers in it. Then my eyes see the gold trim and follow it up the wall and across the ceiling to a gold or brass medallion that has a silk tassel tied to landscape painting. It has a big brass ring that is hanging just above the seated women on the back wall. That all points back down at the table and this time follows the sleeping woman’s arm across to her dress and down to the floor where the cat is. The cat is looking at the standing woman’s shiny slip that is dragging the floor. The white in the robe makes me look back up and I see the bright neck and notice where she is looking. She’s looking at the sleeping woman and then my eyes follow around the picture in a different way. Eventually, I have looked at every little thing in the painting. I even…
Attended September 15, 2013 around 2:00 pm
Exhibit in the JCM Building at Texas State University
Visual Arts Critique
The three works I have chosen and for that matter all of the works in Gallery one seem to focus on personal identity and the emotions we all may sometimes have. Together these pieces force the viewer to reflect on their life whether it be about their current lot in life, the future of things to come, or the eventful past that has defined them thus…
and content of the design. Subjective criticism is not based on simple observation, and can sometimes lack clarity.
Types of Critiques
Description: One simple way to critique a piece of artwork is to look carefully and describe exactly what you are seeing. Without evaluating, or suggesting changes, describe the visual organization of the work. Descriptive critique helps you and the artist see the details and further your understandings of the design. The person whom you’re critiquing learns…
around Decadence; writes into the period known as modernism but is by no means a decadent.
- Representation, not about reality. A mode of representation, decadent - foregrounding form.
- Nexus of ideological, cultural values [Williams, R].
- Ruskin's critique of modernity:
- Lack of beauty/ashamed of the art of the battle/interest in things rather than men [commodification, individualism] Outside world becomes humanistic.
- Challenged by Pater, who disagreed…
▪ ethically use and critique information and resources through instructor guided practice. Students:
▪ select questions to guide research from pre-approved topics.
▪ select appropriate digital tools to research assemble, evaluate,
and utilize information following guidelines set by the instructor.
▪ apply research skills to find and
evaluate credible resources with instructor guidance prevalent through process.
▪ ethically use and critique information and resources to accomplish…
TO: Mr. Browning
FROM: Catherine, website design consultant
DATE: November 17, 2014
SUBJECT: Website Critique
At your request, I’m writing with great pleasure to evaluate the effectiveness of the KPMG website. This report identifies the advantages and disadvantages regarding the website from three main points which are visual, typography and page layout.
The website does a good job by using pictures to attract customer attention. In addition, it makes good use of white space to…
Non-Print Media Critique
The Visual Portfolio in the chapter “Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity” included portraits that involved the successes and declines of individuals in America. The portrait of the Tent City (p. 328), located in Sacramento, California, is a visual aid for Maria Ganga “Tent City, USA”. This image taken by an unknown photographer has captured the shocking sites of “Tent City” article that was published in the Los Angeles Times. This image was used to inform…
to attend each class meeting and to actively participate in class discussions. Students should critically analyze and comment on ideas from the assigned readings, the concepts presented by other students and the ideas advanced in the lectures and visuals.
B. Examinations: There will be three in-class examinations Sept 25, Oct 23 and Dec 6, 2012. The second and the third examination will be limited to the material covered since the previous examination. The exams are based on the lectures…
Read great gatsby
-class topic review
1)visual culture as a discipline and as a subject- in essence visual is superseding the print culture today
Some critics have talked about the end of the age of the book- many aspects people are living through a screen
There was an recent image that everyone saw of white house protest, rally ted cruise and sarah palin leading group of people toward whitehouse, man standing outside the whitehouse with the confederate flag with this group- confederate flag…
Meanings are always being created in audio-visual practices, some meanings tend to be favoured over others. Ideologies are fundamental beliefs and we can be exposed to them through the media, in this case - animation.
Ideologies are all about making particular social outcomes seem natural. There are different types of these ideologies one being feminist critique, this focuses on gender and sexual identity. This is evident in films such as Snow White due to most of the other if not all of the Disney…
Literary vs. Rhetorical Analysis
Analysis of textual evidence (e.g., quotations from written text, identification of a scene or element of visual text, rhetorical devices) and/or contextual evidence(e.g., author's purpose, social/historical/cultural context, audience(s), genre and medium) in order to better understand, interpret, and/or evaluate the meaning of the text.
1. Analyze how exposition, conflict, rising and falling action, climax, resolution…