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Context interpretation and evaluation
In this evaluation, we are starting to think about the context of the work, such as where you see it, when it was made, who it was made by and for what purpose, and the way the media it is made of have been used. We also think about the subject matter (the things portrayed in the work), if there is any, as well as how it has been portrayed. Why depict this, at this time, in this particular way? Why not something else?
Take a look at the image of the painting https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/memento-5-…
Provide a short answer (150 to 300 words) to each of the questions about the work posed below. (A total of 900 to 1800 words)
Use credited sources to do this work and will be checked for plagirism which of the 4 roles of the artist mentioned in chapter 1 do you think this artist fits into the best? Why?
What has the most emphasis in the work, or what is its focal point? What does that tell you about the work?
What associations does this work bring up for you? Tell us what element, principle of design or piece of subject matter helps make each association?
How does the way the medium is handled (roughness or smoothness of paint, stone, etc.) affect your interpretation? Can you imagine it being handled another way?
How does the artist’s identity affect how you interpret the work?
What historical or environmental relationships affect how you interpret the work?