Discussion 3: Analysis of Visual Elements (Printmaking).
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Carceri (Prison) Series, Plate Xiv (Print), 1773.
Please report on one print, relief, intaglio, lithograph or other print-making medium made between 1400 and 1830 in Europe. The work can, for instance, be a dry point from Rembrandt, an etching from Durer or a print from Piranesi. Your report should be at least 300 words, and should include these numbered sections:
1. Image: Post an image or link to your chosen work, with the URL to the source.
2. Material Data: Name the artist/designer (if known), date(s), current location or museum, materials used and size. Note its use(s) and any special production techniques utilized, as you did in Week 1.
3. Formal Analysis (Visual Elements): Describe the “observable properties of matter”, according to: Line, Shape and Form, Space, Texture, Value and Light, Color, and Implied Movement (Time), as you did in Week 2.
4. [NEW] Formal Analysis (Organizing Principles): Describe the “observable properties of matter”, according to: Repetition, Variety, Rhythm, Balance, Compositional Unity, Emphasis, Economy, and Proportion. Again, this type of analysis should not refer to any scholarly research. Instead, trust your eyes to see deeply and to describe carefully what you are seeing, using your new art analysis terms from your readings. You are encouraged to look at several images of the same work in order to look at the details closely.
Please see my video on how to do a formal analysis of art here:
5. Personal Reflections: Why did you choose this work? What are its least and most attractive aspects to you?
6. MLA citations to your research sources (for Part 1).
Post this initial post by Thursday night. Afterwards, please post at least two substantial replies to other students (and/or the professor), on separate days, before the end of the instructional week (Sunday night). In your replies to one another, try to go deeper into the work presented, comparing and contrasting it with what you presented. Share new research or knowledge. End by asking a critical question of the other student (not a yes/no question but a how/why type question) on what they presented. Return later in the week to continue the discussion and go further with the conversation.
Initial posting: up to 16 possible points.
Substantial reply to at least two other students: up to 10 possible points
Spelling, grammar, formatting and citations: up to 4 possible points.
TOTAL : 30 possible points