Evaluating and Analysing Art
This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS3 in Art and Design for children aged 11 to 14 in years 7 to 9. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding evaluating and analysing creative artworks using the language of art, craft and design.
Although 'good' art may mean something different for everyone, there are usually several elements to a piece of artwork which can be assessed in order to decide how successful the artist was in conveying his or her meaning.
KS3 students should be able to demonstrate that they understand how to critically evaluate a piece of work, using the correct vocabulary and terminology.
Evaluating and appreciating artworks are an integral part of the creative process and are linked to developing creative skills, knowledge and understanding, and enhancing enjoyment. These skills may also help young people to develop the skills to understand and analyse their visual environment. Young people today are almost overloaded with visual information in everyday life and therefore need 'visual literacy skills' to make sense of their world. An ability to understand visual metaphors and to think critically will allow a more enjoyable and active participation in life.
A very important starting point when evaluating art is to consider what each person brings from their own experience. Social and cultural values play a key role in how they go about analysing, interpreting and communicating meaning.
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