How Can We Read Art - symmetrical? How does this affect the...

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How Can We “Read” Art? 1. Get a First Impression. How does the piece make you feel? 2. What is the Subject of the piece? 3. Look at the lines (smooth, light, soft, dark, rigid, etc.) 4. Look at the colors (bright, neutral, dark) How do the colors affect the mood of the piece overall? 5. Could something in the piece be a symbol for something else? 6. How is the piece organized? (Is it really “busy”? Is it
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Unformatted text preview: symmetrical? How does this affect the mood of the piece?) 7. What is the lighting or the shading like? (is it dark or light? Are there certain sections of the piece that are dark and light? Contrast?) 8. What does the title say about the piece? 9. What is the theme? What overall message is the piece trying to communicate?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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