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Art History Operations

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Jessica Stuver

on 1 February 2013

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Transcript of Art History Operations

Ernest Ludwig Kirchner, Winter Landscape, 1919, oil on canvas, 47 1/2 x 47 1/2, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan Art History
Operations Art History Operations A four-step approach for organizing the way you gather information about a work of art

You can develop your appreciation for a work of art by gathering information about the artist and the time period Description When, where, and by whom was the work done?

Look for information about the work of art; in most cases you can reference the credit line

A credit line is a list of important facts about a work of art, including name, title, year, medium, size, and location Analysis What is the style of the work and can the work be associated with an art movement?

Look for information about the artist's style, or the artist's personal way of using the elements and principles to create ideas and feelings

Find out if the artist belonged to any particular art movement, and how those styles match up Analysis "This artist has an unusual use of color and exaggeration of shapes for an expressive effect.

He belonged to the Die Brucke movement in Germany, which was a part of German Expressionism. They used expression to link German art of the past with German art of the present." Interpretation How did time and place affect the artist's style, in terms of subject matter, composition, and content?

Find details about other artists who influenced this artist, details about their life, and information about their surroundings. Interpretation "Die Brucke artists such as Kirchner looked to German artists of the past, such as Albretcht Durer and Matthias Grunewald.

The artists in Die Brucke were affected by the changing modern art world around them." Evaluation Is the work considered to be significant in the history of art?

Discover what different art historians have to say about the artist and use their assessment to help you shape your own. Evaluation "Kirchner made significant contributions to art history as the leader of the Die Brucke branch of German Expressionism.

Kirchner's work promoted modern art, self-expression and an open use of color and form."
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