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VA Comp Assessment 2

Art Criticism

Albreht Durer
Rhinoceros

Description
What can you learn from the title of the
artwork?
That it is a rhino.

Description
What subjects in the artwork can you recognize?
The rhino and the setting he is in.

Description
Looking at the elements of design, describe
what qualities you see.
I see a lot of textures and shape in the painting
the most.

Description
What media and techniques did the artist use?
He used a unique way of creating his artwork
with a woodcut print.

Analysis
Emphasis: Is there a dominant element or focal
point that you see first?
The focus point in the painting is the rhino and
the dominate element in the painting is texture.

Analysis
Balance: Is there a special balance, or weight,
among the elements? What mood does it
create?
No it feels as if the painting is equal on both
ends of the paper. It also makes me curious of
how a real rhino would compare to it.

Analysis
Proportion: Do the proportions look normal,
ideal, or unusual? Why?
Yes the rhinos proportions all seem to be in tack.

Analysis
Pattern: Are elements repeated to create a
pattern? Where? Why?
Yes I see a lot of repeated line and shape in the
rhinos torso.

Analysis
Rhythm or Movement: What visual rhythms or
paths of movement do your eyes follow?
Where? Why?
I dont as if the painting is moving.

Analysis
Unity and Variety: What elements bring
together, or unify many parts of the design.
Why? What elements add variety? Why?
There is a lot of textures and shape within the
rhino making it up

Interpretation
Is there symbolism in the artwork? What do you
think it means?
The rhino represents a learning tool of people
before are time that could not afford to travel
the world and that did not have photographs or
television.

Interpretation
What feeling do you think the artist wanted to
give the viewer when looking at the work?
I think he wanted us to be intrigued and curious
of this animal.

Interpretation
Does the work remind you of other things you
have experienced?
No, not at all.

Interpretation
How does the work relate to other ideas or
events in the world and/or in your other
classes?
It relates to science class because in science
during six grade we studied animals and animals
habitats.

Judgment
What parts of the work make you feel it is a
success or failure?
I felt as if the detail inside the rhino made me
feel as if this work was complete and a success.

Judgment
What criteria can you list to help others judge
this work?
This artist used a unique style of using a
woodcut print with ink.

Judgment
How unique is the work? Why do you feel this
work is or is not unique?
I feel that this work is unique because of all the
small details and the unusual way of producing
this artwork.

Judgment
What are some improvements you feel the artist
could have made to the work?
I felt as if adding color to this artwork could have
benefited and intrigued me more.

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