Responding as an artist

Responding to art is an intensely human and personal experience. However, to become an accurate observer of art, you need to exercise the ability to detach from your emotions and respond as an artist who must first observe and record how an object changes in the light as time passes, and to observe and record what physical changes occur in matter, substance, or shape over time. Observing natural changes in an organic object and cataloguing and recording these changes as they occur over time trains the eye of the artist to represent reality as a process of change however subtle and discreet the changes may be.

In this Assignment, you record your observations of an organic still life object.

To prepare:

Take a piece of fruit or a flower and record your impressions of it addressing color, form, and light as it changes over a period of 48 hours. Alternatively, use the NGAkids still lifeinteractive composer from the National Gallery of Art to observe an object.

Sample Solution