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How to describe a work of art?

  • Describe the meaning of the work of art (emphasize the idea or message of the author, talk about how the artwork affects the viewer).
  • Tell about the context of the artwork (where and when the piece was created, and what were the reasons for its creation).
  • Describe the technique used (tell about the materials used to create it and the techniques used by the author).
  • Describe the style of the artwork (what characteristics colours, shapes and lines in the artwork have).
  • Add personal comments and answers (tell how the artwork affects you and what associations it evokes in you).
  • Write your conclusions about the artwork (summarise your analysis of the artwork).