Analysis of the Work of Art:
Your analysis of the works of art you have chosen to write about should include a formal, analytic description of
the work as well as a personal interpretation. In all, the analysis must have.
1. Choose a sculpture from the choices given on the link provided. The first paragraph of your paper should be a
detailed description of the sculpture you have chosen to analyze. These descriptions must be thorough enough that
the reader-graders should be able to visualize the works based on what you write. Is the environment around the
sculpture important?
2. In the second paragraph, describe the medium (sculpting material) used in the work of art you are analyzing.
The description of each medium should also include your opinion regarding why the artist chose the particular
medium he/she used in the work of art. For example, one artist may choose to cast a sculpture in bronze for
durability, while another artist may choose to model a piece in soft, malleable clay because it is more direct and
expressive. Explain how the chosen medium enhances the statement the artist makes in the work you analyze.


3. In the third paragraph, analyze the style of the sculpture. Is it realistic, idealistic, abstract, or
non-objective? Discuss when the work you have chosen to write about was produced. You may wish to provide a short
background on the artist. Remember to use citation. You must discuss the time period in which the sculpture was
created and use an in-text citation and citation page using the MLA style.What does this work express about the
time and culture in which it was created?
4. Lastly, please give your personal interpretation and opinion of the sculpture you have chosen. Explain why you
chose this particular work from those available. Discuss such matters as: What is it about the work that appeals
to you or displeases you? How does this work make you feel? Does the work evoke emotions, such as laughter,
boredom, disgust, delight? Why?


Richard Deacon, What Could Make Me Feel This Way (A), 1993, bent wood with glue, screws, and cable ties