A Guide to Critically Analysing your Art Works
Start with a formal description of what you see/hear/expereince ie how you are reading the work.
• Subject matter - What is an image/sound of?
Then ask what is the significance of your creative project using the following 5 persective approaches :
Now write down a set of bullet points for each perspective. Then expand these into sentences.
Include examples of other influential artist's work and critical expert views ie quotes and references where ever you can to support your ideas.
Remember that you are helping the reader to gain insights into your work that they might not bring themselves. You are providing sign posts, way s of thinking and seeing your artworks in context.
You can then use this analysis to prepare artist statements, press releases and articles for media and art press.
TIP If you can ask someone (art teacher/critic) to write as few comments on your work then include these too. Good for press releases especially.
Link to CRITICAL ANALYSIS FRAMEWORKS
Link to WEB SITES FOR ANALYSIS OF ART AND SCULPTURE
Link to An Outline for Analysis