Rubric

Art Analysis Chart

Components

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Description

 (Layman’s terms)

“What you see” in the work of art is listed EXHAUSTIVELY

Nothing important is left out.

Most of the obvious and important details are listed

Some details are listed, but could be more thorough or complete.

An attempt was made to describe the artwork more is needed to demonstrate understanding.

Analysis (Formally)

SLO ASSESSMENT this component only

Accurately identifies which elements & principles are emphasized. (At least 2 are noted) “Where” and “how” are explained.

Lists elements and principles within the artwork but misses the emphasis (at least 2 are noted) “Where” and “how” are explained.

Lists elements and principles that don’t have a clear relationship with the artwork

or “Where” and “How” are not explained

An attempt was made to fill in this category, but does not list elements and principles.

Interpretation

Demonstrates an understanding about how different elements and principles are used to express moods, feelings, themes, or ideas.

*Includes background research

Shows some understanding of how elements and principles are used to express moods, feelings, themes, or ideas.

*Limited background research

Attempts to link the artist’s formal design choices with meaning, but needs more detail.

*Missing important background information

A connection between the artist’s design choices and the meaning of the artwork are not clearly stated.

Judgement

Explains what is successful, or ineffective using supportive evidence to make an informed argument.

*Complete Sentences are used

Explains what is successful, or ineffective using some supportive evidence to make an argument.

Makes a judgement about the artwork without explaining why.

Does not make a judgement about the artwork.