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VA Comp Assessment 2

Art Criticism
Albreht Durer
Rhinoceros
Description
What can you learn from the title of the
artwork?

I can learn from the title Rhinoceros that the


piece of art is based off of nature and a Rhino is
the focal point of the piece.
Description
What subjects in the artwork can you recognize?

I can recognize that the artwork involves


animals, nature, and wilderness.
Description
Looking at the elements of design, describe
what qualities you see.

The elements of design that I see in the piece of


artwork include line, shape, space, value, and
texture.
Description
What media and techniques did the artist use?

The artist used graphite or charcoal as their


media, and used hatching and cross-hatching as
their techniques to shade the artwork.
Analysis
Emphasis: Is there a dominant element or focal
point that you see first?

The Rhino is the focal point of the piece of


artwork and stands out against the paper.
Analysis
Balance: Is there a special balance, or weight,
among the elements? What mood does it
create?

No, there is not a special balance, but the Rhino


is distributed throughout the page and it gives
off a very gloomy mood that the artwork gives
off.
Analysis
Proportion: Do the proportions look normal,
ideal, or unusual? Why?

The proportions look ideal, as the artwork


covers the entire page.
Analysis
Pattern: Are elements repeated to create a
pattern? Where? Why?

Yes, the spots and lines are repeated to create a


pattern along the rhino, because there are
multiples of each.
Analysis
Rhythm or Movement: What visual rhythms or
paths of movement do your eyes follow?
Where? Why?

My eyes follow and intricate design along the


rhinos skin and the very visible texture, because
it is very outspoken in the artwork.
Analysis
Unity and Variety: What elements bring
together, or unify many parts of the design.
Why? What elements add variety? Why?

The lines of the rhino bring the artwork together


and unify the piece of art because the artwork
uses the lines and shading to signify something
greater.
Interpretation
Is there symbolism in the artwork? What do you
think it means?

The artwork symbolizes wildlife and its play on


the world as well a giving off a very gloomy feel.
Interpretation
What feeling do you think the artist wanted to
give the viewer when looking at the work?

I feel the artist wanted to give off a very gloomy


feel, to the viewing looking at the piece of
artwork.
Interpretation
Does the work remind you of other things you
have experienced?

Yes, the artwork reminds me of the zoo and


wildlife as well as Medieval Times due to the
amount of designs on the skin of the rhino.
Interpretation
How does the work relate to other ideas or
events in the world and/or in your other
classes?

The artwork relates to life science because of


the animals and kingdoms involved in wildlife
and rhinos.
Judgment
What parts of the work make you feel it is a
success or failure?

The artwork feels as if it was a success because


it is complete and feels unified.
Judgment
What criteria can you list to help others judge
this work?

The criteria I can use to help others judge the


artwork consists of, how was the artwork unique
compared to others you have seen and how the
shading gave the artwork a very cool persona.
Judgment
How unique is the work? Why do you feel this
work is or is not unique?

I feel this artwork is unique because the


patterns on the skin of the rhino are unique.
Judgment
What are some improvements you feel the artist
could have made to the work?

Some improvements the artist could have made


for this artwork are adding detail to the head
and ears because they dont truly look like real
rhino ears.