Humanities Test-Out 02 – Visual Art
Competency Develop a vocabulary for criticizing, evaluating, and describing works of art.
For this assessment task, you are asked to act as an art critic and analyze a series of works. When art critics discuss art, they describe art works in terms of style and medium. Art critics interpret meanings of art and make judgements of a work’s validity to the importance of a piece in the larger context of art history and culture. Art critics also evaluate art in the context of aesthetics.
Please watch the presentation below as a refresher on this deliverable’s content. The presentation will not tell you everything you need to know to pass this test-out, but it should serve as a refresher.
Assessment 2 PPT (See attachment)
Develop a vocabulary for criticizing, evaluating, and describing works of art.
For this competency, you will assume the role of a critic. View each piece of work listed below and analyze it as a piece of art, identifying key elements of the work and using terminology common to the discipline. Using a few concise paragraphs for each piece, your analysis should discuss each work as a critic would and include, using the proper vocabulary, what you think the work is about.
Grading Rubric (for each response)
Does not identify key elements of the piece of art-1
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art.-2
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art and explains them.-3
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art and explains them, referencing other works of art.-4
Does not use the vocabulary common to that field of art.-1
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art.-2
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art with explanation.-3
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art with a detailed explanation.-4
Does not offer an explanation as to what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents.-1
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents.-2
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents in detail.-3
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents in detail, referencing other works of art.-4
No pieces discussed.-0
Pieces discussed, but not enough detail provided.-1
Pieces discussed, and details provided.-2
Pieces thoroughly discussed, and insightful details provided.-3
Pieces thoroughly discussed, and insightful details provided, making reference to additional works.-4
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