Formal Analysis: Fall 2018
Intro and Body
"Requiem" by Armin Mersmann, Graphite, 30" x 40", 2008
Intro, Body, Interpretation
“Two Seated on the Wall”
Bronze, iron, and polyester resin
Each figure approximately 31” x 35” x 17”
Drawing 2 & 3
“Kandahar (Homage to Picasso)”
46” x 48”
Colored Pencil, OIl Pastel
The Kandahar massacre, more precisely identified as the Panjwai massacre, occurred in the early hours of 11 March 2012, when United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales murdered sixteen civilians and wounded six others in the Panjwayi District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Nine of his victims were children, and eleven of the dead were from the same family. Some of the corpses were partially burned. Bales was taken into custody later that morning when he told authorities, "I did it". On 23 August 2013, a jury at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington sentenced him to life in prison without parole.
"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, 1937
How to write the formal analysis:
Print Help Sheets. Look at artwork as a group and have students fill out help sheets (take notes).
Print Rubrics to grade and attach to each paper.
Print each student a Checklist to fill out and turn in with the paper.