HOW TO COMPARE TWO WORKS OF ART

Always choose artwork that will enable you to make comparisons, both similarities as well as differences. 

Then use the “How to read a painting” information to help show you what to look for.

Start with a brief description of each artwork. making reference to any social, political or personal details that may contribute to the artworks.

Discuss the “Elements of Art”, (Similarities as well as differences.) and go on to analyse the most significant art principles that were used in the artworks.

Make interpretations based on what you have learned about the artwork. What are the artists was trying to say?

Why did the artists create their artwork? 

Why did they do it differently or the same? 

What feelings do you have when looking at them? 

Your Judgement is important when comparing. Do you like or dislike, are you moved or passive when viewing the artworks?

(Have the Artworks side by side so it is easier to make comparisons)

Write all the things that come to mind when viewing the artworks, however simple it may be it may lead to further questions or answers.

extreme close up

reds and oranges

Meaty, Fleshy Bloody!

Hyper realistic

ugly or beautiful

evidence of the artist

bold brushstrokes

Intrusive

lustful

Use connectives to help structure your comparison.

Contrasting connectives

Unlike 
Different from 
Whereas
On the other hand
Alternatively
Instead of
Comparing connectives

As with 
Similarly 
In the same way
Like
The same as
Likewise
Equally
Interview with Jenny Savillehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWvAFXkW1po
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