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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

5-1-2012 Visual Literacy and Critique

Teching the CCCS
Visual and Performing Arts
Grades 5-8
Critique Methodologies

1.4 Aesthetic Responses & Critique Methodologies: All students will demonstrate and apply an understanding of arts philosophies, judgment, and analysis to works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
B.  CRITIQUE METHODOLOGIES: By the end of grade 8, all students demonstrate COMPETENCY in the following content knowledge and skills for their required area of specialization in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, or VISUAL ART.
Assessing a work of art without critiquing the artist requires objectivity and an understanding of the work’s content and form.
Evaluate the effectiveness of a work of art by differentiating between the artist’s technical proficiency and the work’s content or form.

Visual fluency is the ability to differentiate formal and informal structures and objectively apply observable criteria to the assessment of artworks, without consideration of the artist.
Differentiate among basic formal structures and technical proficiency of artists in works of dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
Universal elements of art and principles of design apply equally to artwork across cultures and historical eras.
Compare and contrast examples of archetypal subject matter in works of art from diverse cultural contexts and historical eras by writing critical essays.

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