In our Eighth Grade Art History Class, we are learning the proper way to observe and critique pieces of art. After having learned the basics of Feldman’s Art Criticism, I have challenged the class by encouraging them to write their own Art Critique with the intent to publish on this website. I am so excited for you to read about these Art Pieces from the mind of a middle school student. Below you will find the Art Piece and Critique of the Art Piece.
Enjoy, share your thoughts, and be inspired with us,
Art Critique of “Colors of My Past”-Leonid Afremov
Written by Jacob Barger
Description: The painting is of a woman walking down a sidewalk in what looks to be a park. There is a building off to the right and a bench on the sidewalk. The painting is very colorful and has a vibe of warmth and beauty. It looks like it is raining in the painting as well and the woman is using an umbrella.
Analyze: The painting uses a contrast of warm and cool colors giving a “good” feel to the painting. The artists shows space really well by making many objects far in the back of the painting. The painting also has a consistency of cool colors mainly at the top and warm at the bottom to direct your eyes to the warmer colors.
Interpret: I think the artist made the painting to show beauty in simple things. This is because the painting is of a simple sidewalk yet he made it so beautiful with the colors. He does this very well with the contrast of colors.
Judge: I really love this painting because it is very bright and gives off a feeling of warmth and hope. I enjoy it’s field of view of us seeing a regular sidewalk but it is made to look very beautiful. I also like the painting because it is a regular day-to-day thing but the artist put beauty in it to stand out.