Monday, June 16, 2008

Analysing Paintings


"Analysing paintings" is an online tutorial that introduces the tools and techniques of formal art analysis. Developed with students of modern languages in mind - who may be taking a module in the visual arts but have no prior knowledge of art analysis - the tutorial is nonetheless suitable for anyone interested in learning more about art.
Divided into clear sections, which allow students to dip in and out of the course as they see fit, the tutorial covers some of the key aspects of form, such as: colour and line; space and perspective; light; composition; portraiture; and medium and support. Examples ranging from medieval to modern works of art are provided throughout (by means of links to external online art galleries), together with guided activities.
Link: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/italian/analysingpaintings.htm
Access: Free