u4 april 20 formal and contextual analysis german expressionism

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Formal Analysis

You will write a formal and contextual analysis over the following work of art, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Street, Dresden, c. 1908. Describe the work of art using the analysis terms and concepts. Type an analysis and submit the analysis to this assignment by April 22nd.

Using the handouts, elements_art, principles_design, from the Getty Institute, another handout over formal analysis and Smarthistory links below, analyze Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Street, Dresden, c. 1908. Analyze the work with the terms/concepts listed in the handout: line, shape, etc. Write your analysis down on paper to be submitted.

ELEMENTS OF ART

PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION (DESIGN)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden, 1919. Oil on canvas, 59 1/4″ x 6′ 6 7/8″ (150.5 x 200.4 cm)
Link to imageLinks to an external site.

Contextual Analysis

Using the handout over contextual analysis and the links to the Museum of Modern Art about Kirchner’s work, analyze the painting. Explain possible religious, political, or social issues associated with the work and use some of the questions listed in the handout. Continue to write your analysis down on paper to be submitted.