Event Title

Compositional Analysis

Location

Diamond 342

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium AR120 Group 2 Abstract Yohannes Asega, Sara Heilbronner, Ellie Irish, John Leahy, Annie Morris Our research presentation will explore one of our class writing projects, which asked us to write a compositional analysis of an artwork in the Lunder Collection at the Colby College Museum of Art. The paintings examined will include Thomas Morans Morning, Outskirts of Venice, Sanford Robinson Giffords A Study of Morning on Haverstraw Bay, Hudson River, Theodore Robinsons Variation on La Vachre, George Caleb Binghams Landscape with Fisherman, and Joseph Henry Sharps In Winters Embrace. For our analysis we began by looking at the site of the image itself, considering its medium and technique, content, use of color and light, spatial organization, and general mood. We also conducted research to contextualize our artworks, which provided us with more material for our interpretations on the larger social and/or historical contexts. Our visual observations and research served as the basis for our thesis statements. Our presentation will thus explain the process of performing a compositional analysis of an image and supporting it with research, demonstrating to our audience how to conduct such a task with adequate depth and concise clarity.

Faculty Sponsor

Tanya Sheehan

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Art Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

352

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Compositional Analysis

Diamond 342

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium AR120 Group 2 Abstract Yohannes Asega, Sara Heilbronner, Ellie Irish, John Leahy, Annie Morris Our research presentation will explore one of our class writing projects, which asked us to write a compositional analysis of an artwork in the Lunder Collection at the Colby College Museum of Art. The paintings examined will include Thomas Morans Morning, Outskirts of Venice, Sanford Robinson Giffords A Study of Morning on Haverstraw Bay, Hudson River, Theodore Robinsons Variation on La Vachre, George Caleb Binghams Landscape with Fisherman, and Joseph Henry Sharps In Winters Embrace. For our analysis we began by looking at the site of the image itself, considering its medium and technique, content, use of color and light, spatial organization, and general mood. We also conducted research to contextualize our artworks, which provided us with more material for our interpretations on the larger social and/or historical contexts. Our visual observations and research served as the basis for our thesis statements. Our presentation will thus explain the process of performing a compositional analysis of an image and supporting it with research, demonstrating to our audience how to conduct such a task with adequate depth and concise clarity.

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