Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Annotating Artwork

Directions:  Based on the assignment, use your own work or an art historical work and annotate it, depending on what the teacher explains in class. Keep it all on 1 page/screen.


Annotations will include the Principles and Elements of Art, Mood/Symbolism/Interpretation and Art Historical Links.

Focus on analysis rather than description.


Submit on Google Classroom..


This example is done with one of Ms. Russo Scherr's artwork but the annotations can be applied to an art historical work.


Also, look at the Comparative Study Example (Jenny Saville, Formal Analysis Page)

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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