Have you ever been to an art museum and wished someone had given you a list of descriptive words to critique art. Do not despair; you are not the only one who feels this way. There are many people who wish they knew more about art. Therefore, here are some words to help you be more art savvy the next time you spend the day at the art museum.
There are many words that can help you be descriptive when it comes to critiquing art. In fact, there are words to comment on every single aspect of art. The line, tone, movement, texture and shape are just a few ways in which art can be critiqued. However, the following list will go into more depth of the words that you can use to critique art.
In art a line can be described in several things. The words used to describe line in the form of art are everyday type of words, nothing fancy.
When it comes to tone in art there are four words that can help you when critiquing. None of the words are fancy; however they may not all be use in your everyday conversations with friends.
Texture is a very common element with and often used when referring to clothing, furniture and hair. Also, if you have ever painted a wall in your home you are most likely familiar with the following words.
Art comes in various shapes whether it is a painting or a sculpture. Therefore, there are specific words to describe each piece of art.
Movement is seen in every piece of art. Movement helps to create or define a piece of art.
Scale is basically the size of the art. The words used to critique scale are common words that are already in our vocabulary.
Two out of the three words for contrast have already been used to critique other elements of art. Therefore, it should not be hard to remember these words on a list of descriptive words to critique art. The only other word you need to remember here is the word strong and that is a pretty common word.
In art color is very important. This is what helps each piece of art stand out. The color, no matter what type of artwork helps define the piece and the artist. A lot of artwork can be determined on who did the work just by looking at the colors, because certain artists use specific colours in every piece of their work.
Ok, so now you have a list of descriptive words to critique art therefore it is now time to take another trip to the art museum. Look at the same art you looked at before and try to critique it. The artwork now has new meaning and is not just some painting or sculpture to look at.
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