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What questions should you ask when observing art?
How old is it?
What is its style?
What is its subject?
Who Made it?
Who paid for it?
How old is it?
Chronology, physical evidence, documentary evidence, visual evidence, stylistic evidence.
What is its style?
Period style, regional style, personal style, provenance.
What is its subject?
Narrative, landscape, still life, genre, iconography, symbols, atrributes, personification.
Who made it?
Personal style, a single person, a group.
Who paid for it?
Patrons.
Physical Evidence
What matarial was used, what technique was used? Was there a certain object or building?materials can tell us when it was made.
Documentary evidence
offical documents, written documents,dates, narratives.
visual evidence
a specific person, hairstyle, clothing, furnature style for a specific time.
Stylistic evidence
the way a work looks
Period style
a style specific to a certain culture or time.
Regional style
a style specific to its provenance.
provenance
place of origin
personal style
the distinctive manner of individual artists or architects
chronology
the dating of art objects and buildings
genre
daily life
landscape
a depiction of a place
still life
an arrangement of inanimate objects
iconography
the writing of images
symbols
images that stand for other images or encapsulate ideas
attributes
characteristics