How does the painting operate together to develop meaning or symbolism or content? In your opinion (and from careful observation), what is the message (content) being put forth in the image?

Topic: Form & Content: What’s it TO YOU?

Spend a few moments carefully observing how form and content work to create an overall look and feel in this image. Refer to the study materials to help formulate your ideas. Write out your thoughts and observations.

Things to consider:

1. Regarding form, how are the visual elements used to convey content?

2. Which Visual Elements/Design Principles are used in this painting? (What and how are design principles at work in the image?)

3. How does the painting operate together to develop meaning or symbolism or content? – In your opinion (and from careful observation), what is the message (content) being put forth in the image?

4. How does the overall composition of the image make you feel?

5. What general feelings are evoked from the image?

6. Where/how do you think this painting was inspired and in what direction did the story go?

7. Give this work a name and write a short story about what this work’s idea is about.

How does the painting operate together to develop meaning or symbolism or content? In your opinion (and from careful observation), what is the message (content) being put forth in the image?