think about how it is visually constructed and how it functions. carefully describe what the piece looks like, the overall form, composition and subject matter. Is there, for instance, an underlying pattern or structure to the composition? How is gesture used? What colors were chosen and why? How is space organized? You should discuss the artist’s use of materials, color, line, light and dark shading, scale, the depiction of space and mass, etc. How do these elements contribute to the work’s overall visual effect and meaning?
A FORMAL ANALYSIS IS NOT JUST A DESCRIPTION. IT CAN AND SHOULD HAVE AN ARGUMENT ABOUT HOW THE SPECIFIC VISUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IMAGE WORK TO CREATE MEANING.
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Choose one work from an art institution or gallery in Utah or Salt Lake County. Your options include the Woodbury Museum of Art, Brigham Young University’s museum of Art, the Springville Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), the Leonardo, and/or galleries and exhibitions in the surrounding areas.