Let’s Read a Painting

Use this worksheet to analyze a painting.  Be sure to observe as many details as you can before drawing any conclusions.

1
Characters
Who are the people? What are they doing?

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2

Setting
Where is the scene taking place?

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3
Story
Is there a story? Where does it start? How does the artist guide us through the story?

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4
Mood
What is the mood? How does the artist create this mood (colors, lighting, composition)

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5

Techniques
What techniques does the artist use, and what effect do these techniques have?

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6

Context
How does this work relate to what was going on in the society at the time?

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