Humanities Test-Out 02 – Visual Art
CompetencyDevelop 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
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
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art.
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art and explains them.
Identifies the key elements of that piece of art and explains them, referencing other works of art.
Does not use the vocabulary common to that field of art.
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art.
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art with explanation.
Uses the common vocabulary of that field of art with a detailed explanation.
Does not offer an explanation as to what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents.
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents.
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents in detail.
Explains what the piece is about or the movement the piece represents in detail, referencing other works of art.
No pieces discussed.
Pieces discussed, but not enough detail provided.
Pieces discussed, and details provided.
Pieces thoroughly discussed, and insightful details provided.
Pieces thoroughly discussed, and insightful details provided, making reference to additional works.
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