WRITE ABOUT ART
USE YOUR SKETCHBOOK AS A JOURNAL AND RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS.
1. You are being interviewed by an international art magazine about a brilliant piece of artwork you created. The focus is on the variety and intensity of colors you used. The reporter finds it hard to believe you only used three colors. Tell the reporter how three colors can be transformed into many more hues.
2. You have to solve a mystery. As a creative genius, you accept the task with confidence in your skills and talents. The mystery is, “What is a color wheel, and what three core colors are necessary to make a color wheel?”
3. Do photographers ever lie? How?
4. Is a viewer’s interpretation of a work as valid as the artist’s interpretation?
5. Which is more descriptive, a text that describes an event or a work of visual art? Why?
6. Write your own personal art history. Begin with your first art-making memory.
7. If you could no longer see color, how would you express yourself as an artist?
8. Which is most important in a work of art, technical quality or emotion? Why?
9. What is the difference between splattered paint on a wall and a Jackson Pollock painting? Explain.
10. Is art valued in this culture? Why or why not?
11. Can art change the way people feel about themselves?
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. “Joan Miro