The art selected is Santo Spirito, Florence Church (photo attached)
The work should stand out to you for some reason, for example, choose a work that you find visually appealing or one with a subject you find interesting; one that seems unique or typical; one that you really like or extremely dislike. Some of the questions that you should ask yourself while looking at the artwork could be:
• What is the material used in making the artwork? Is it stone, wood, canvas, paper, etc.?
• What is the form or structure of the artwork? Is it a sculpture, painting, image, portrait, etc.?
• What was the approximate era or period when it was made?
• What is the approximate era or time it refers to?
• Is it representational in nature? If it is, then what exactly is being represented by the image, painting, drawing or sculpture?
• What might be the reasons for the artist, painter to portray the artwork in that particular fashion?
• What emotion does the artwork convey to the mind: color, texture, tone, shape, space of the sculpture/painting?
• What are the initial feelings that come to the mind after looking at the artwork?
• What are the secondary thoughts that come to the mind on a second look at the artwork?
• Do the initial and secondary feelings and thoughts correlate with each other or are they different from each other?
• What is the overall theme, motif or symbol that the artwork is trying to convey to the reader?
• Does the title of the artwork have any seemingly resemblance with the artwork or is it quite vague and abstract from the artwork?
***Include a picture of the artwork in your paper
STRUCTURING VISUAL ANALYSIS PAPER
To write the paper use the terms discussed in the course, give a detailed formal analysis of all visual aspects of your chosen work. (You might need to do a little research to gain an understanding of the time is was created.)
After the artwork has been studied thoroughly and all the ideas have been exhausted, the next step is to write all these thoughts that have been accumulated in the mind in the previous steps. This is a basic outline that you should follow while attempting to write a visual analysis essay.
Outline for Visual Analysis Paper
The introduction to your visual analysis could consist of just one or two sentences at the start of the first paragraph providing some context for the artwork or design. These sentences could also indicate your attitude toward the work or your response to it. Alternatively, you might like to begin your analysis with a strong statement that grabs the reader’s attention before going on to explain why this observation is significant.
• A descriiption of the object
• A descriiption of the technique
• A interpretation of the meaning or intention of the work
• An evaluation of the work.
Conclusion: Try to conclude rather than just repeating your thesis.