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Activity 2.3: Comparison-Contrast Formal Analysis
In the discussion you examined the elements and principles of a single work of art. In this activity, you will compare two works of art. This will allow you to see how artists create similar subjects but handle the elements and principles differently. In some cases there may be subtle differences. In others, they may be vastly different. What effect did their decisions on how to depict the subject have on the work?
Develop a PowerPoint presentation in which you compare/contrast at least 5 elements/principles for two works of art on the same subject. Do not select different pairs of artworks for each element/principle; use the same pair for all five elements. Include images of each artwork.
Elements and Principles
Include a detailed analysis comparing/contrasting the elements you selected. (Use the notes area for the full analysis and bullets on the slide for highlights.) You are just looking and describing what you see. No research is required unless you need to determine the exact objects or figures within the painting. Do not research to find out the symbolism or meaning.
You can select from the pairs listed in this activity or select two of your own. Selections should have a similar subject matter.
Tips for Success
- Include arrows or cropped images to point out details that you address that may not be obvious to the viewer.
- Do not overcrowd your slides.
- Use bullets to highlight points in short phrases. Do not place paragraphs of text on the slide. Use notes area for full analysis instead.
Writing and Submission Requirements
- Minimum of 5 slides, not including title slide
- Title and reference slides
- Notes area to elaborate on your analysi