Artist Research Assignment For High School

Artists Research Project

An Art History Research Project

Name __________________________

Section_________________________

Artist’s Full Name ____________________________________

Country________________________

 

Biographical Info:

  1. Place/date of birth:

  2. Place/date of death:

  3. Primary type of artwork (ex: painting? Drawing? Sculpture? Printmaking? Ceramics)

  4. Media (what materials are use?):

  5. Style or period of art?

  6. Short definition of that style or period (see Artlex or Artcyclopedia):

  7. Interesting/Personal information on the artist

  8. Three other artists who work in this style (from the time period of the artist - or contemporary artists working in this same style). How is the work similar? How is the work different?

  9. Favorite Quote:

  10. Biography Resources (minimum of three -use authoritative sites and books). Include author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), page numbers.

IMAGES (find a portrait or photograph and five works)

Portrait or Photograph of artist (find one online or scanned from book)

Artist or photographer:

Date:                                Location of image:

URL (or print material source):

 

As you are doing your research SAVE FIVE (5) images of the artist's work to your disk (or folder on server).

For each image:

  1. Title:
    Date:                                         Media:                                     Size:
    Location (museum/collection):
    URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

  2. Title:
    Date:                                           Media:                                   Size:
    Location (museum/collection):
    URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

  3. Title:
    Date:                                           Media:                                   Size:
    Location (museum/collection):
    URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

  4. Title:
    Date:                                           Media:                                   Size:
    Location (museum/collection):
    URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

  5. Title:
    Date:                                           Media:                                   Size:
    Location (museum/collection):
    URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Critique:

Choose one of those pieces of art and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the subject matter?

  2. Genres. Is this a still life (group of things)? a portrait (a painting, drawing or sculpture of a person)? or a landscape/seascape/cityscape (picture of the land/water/city)? other (explain)?

  3. Style/form: Is this artwork realistic (as real as possible)? abstract (distorted reality)?  non-objective (as far from reality as possible)? symbolic? functional? other (explain)?

  4. Description. Identify the sensory qualities (art elements). Can you identify a color scheme? Why do you think the artist might have chosen the colors she/he did? Do they make sense? What kind of lines did the artist use? How does the texture add to the work? etc.

  5. Discuss the formal properties - use of design principles.

  6. Interpretation. What do you think the artists was trying to say? Why do you think he/she chose this subject?

  7. What feeling does this artwork give you and why?

  8. What part of the artwork is your favorite and why?

  9. Judgment: Defend this as a work of art using one of the theories of aesthetics (or combination): Art as Realism - Art for Formal Properties - Art as Expression - Art as Functional.

Timeline (include some key world events that may have influenced this artist):

Sources for timeline:

 

Parent Signature______________________________________ Date___________
I have given my son or daughter permission to research this artist and view these art works.

[Artist Poster] [Artist Research Project] [Know the Artist]

Product Description

A fantastic research project for middle/high school students!

Students will research a famous artist. You have the option to assign the artists or let each student choose their artist.

Included in this mini packet:

**Project description/expectations
**Graphic organizer for students to collect their information
**List of artists
**Grading Rubric
**Suggested internet resources

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