Formal Analysis Exercise
DIRECTIONS: Below you will find two images that are also available for review in your textbook. For a better view, please turn to the course textbook (the 8th edition) to view the artworks. Image #1: Edvard Munch’s The Scream,
Fig.4.35 on page 97. Image #2: Master of the Osservanza’s St Anthony Abbot Tempted by a Heap of Gold, Fig. 7.5 on page 162.
Please follow the directions below to complete this exercise. You will be answering questions (A – M) under the pictures on this page.
1. Selection of the Art Object (pick one!)
|Image #1: Munch’s The Scream, Fig.4.35 on page 97||Image #2: Master of the Osservanza’s St Anthony Abbot Tempted by a Heap of Gold, Fig. 7.5 on page 162|
Having looked at both, please select one as your choice to think and write about.
Having selected one for whatever reasons, please respond to the set of below questions.
2. Identification of the Art Object (please answer A through F):
Identify the art object (the painting) of your choice by providing the following information in the listed items A-F.
A. Title of the Work:
C. Year Completed:
D. Medium Used:
E. Where Made or Found, if known:
F. Current Location:
3. Examination of the Art Object’s Medium/Technique/Process Used (please answer G and H):
G. Again, identify the medium:
H. List and explain in detail, the steps – the technique or process used (the basic tools and steps the artist would generally use) to create the work from start to finish. This can be the GENERIC steps used to make an oil painting on canvas. THIS IS FROM RESEARCH! (NO WIKIPEDIA!) This will answer FROM RESEARCH be at LEAST one paragraph. Please paraphrase – put the research in your own words. Large blocks of quotes are not given credit. Get used to paraphrasing researched items.
You are asked to describe what was first done, then what did the artist do next, and what after that in terms of the specific medium used. In other words – how is an oil painting made? What is the
GENERIC PROCESS of making an oil painting from START TO FINISH (
(NO WIKIPEDIA!)The textbook’s chapter on painting may have sufficient information for this question to be satisfactorily completed, however, it may be necessary for you to do some research on your own beyond the scope of the textbook alone in order to satisfactorily complete this question.
4. The Analysis (answer I-M; each answer I-M should be one paragraph per item):
I. Provide an objective description, the subject matter, of the selected art object in the space below. In detail, item by item, describe what is in the image.(Dedicate at least one well-worded paragraph to this question. Provide a detailed answer.)
J. Why did you select the one painting over the other. (Dedicate at least one well-worded paragraph to this question. Provide a detailed answer.)
K. Please describe how the two art objects differ ranging from the most obvious and to the most subtle.. USE TERMS! (Dedicate at least one well-worded paragraph to this question. Provide a detailed answer.)
L. And again, if you would, please describe what characteristics or aspects the two art objects share ranging from the most obvious and to the most subtle. USE TERMS! (Dedicate at least one well-worded paragraph to this question. Provide a detailed answer.)
M. Finally, please tell me what is your impression or thoughts about the personalities or characters of both Munch and the Master of the Osservanza as professional artists and persons?(Dedicate at least one well-worded paragraph to this question. Provide a detailed answer.)
Please send your answers to Assignment 6 (questions A through M) in a Mail message to the instructor.
Scoring Guide for Assignment 6