Intensive English at Pratt


visual description sample essays

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: eportfolio, videos

These essays (one on an Egyptian sculpture, the other on Munch’s painting, The Scream) are terrific examples of formal visual analysis.  I have students read the essays and label the accompanying images with the terms and descriptors from the texts.  These are very useful for demonstrating the difference between description and interpretation/analysis.

art terms word list

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary

This word list is taken from “The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists,” Helen D. Hume, Prentice Hall 1998. We have this book if anyone is interested in looking through it.  It is especially useful for teachers working with art historical topics and themes.