Choose one of the two paintings provided. Create a formal visual analysis by describing the painting as completely as you can. Include the subject matter, visual elements and the principles of design in your description.
Construct a logical discussion that visually dissects the composition. For example, how is line used in the composition (orientation, direction, contour, implied etc.)? What about shape (geometric/organic, implied)? How are the visual elements and principles of design used to lead the viewer’s eye through the composition? Avoid making generalizations. Be specific and provide examples to support each of your observations.
The descriptive paper should be factual, accurate, and logically ordered. No speculation or interpretation of the painting’s meaning or content should be included for this assignment and none will be considered as fulfilling the paper requirements.