Thomas Cole’s “A Picnic”

by: Soham Ghoshal, Stella Ma, Rafi Khandaker, Ahmet Doymaz


Our group mainly utilized descriptive analysis to analyze the painting in the museum. We commented on the general setting of the picture, details about the people, and details about the vegetation in the forest. We later focused on the author’s intention when we talked about the hidden message of the painting. We did not delve too deep into the historical context and we could’ve expanded on the use of colors and lighting to create the mood of the painting.
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Giovanni Boldini’s Portrait of a Lady

by: Ivana Pancurakova, Nicole Rakhmanova, Joanne Rodrigues, Nada Terra, Nicole Horn, Juliana Romero


We did a variety of analyses, including formal analysis of the element of the portrait and historical context of the painting. We also paid attention to describing the portrait and what it could mean, from where we created our interpretation from. We also made intelligent guesses about the artist's intentions according to our interpretations.
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Off Mount Desert Island Conversation

by: Timothy Mooney, Joseph Ardezzone, Matthew Griffin, Anthony Astarita


The vast majority of what we analyzed was based on what we physically saw and what we thought the meaning was. We analyzed many different components of the painting and why the artists made the particular choices that he did. We failed to look in depth into the historical context of the piece.
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Fallen Angels

by: Alexis Kateridge, Kasey Browne, Allie Diodato


Our group utilized Descriptive analysis, interrogative analysis, Formal Properties analysis, as well as analyzing the artists interpretation and subject matter/content. We did not do any sort of Historical context analysis. had we been given more time in the museum, my group would have liked to try some Historical Context with the piece.

(P.S. I noticed that our previous posts video had something wrong with it, and that the video would not play, so i uploaded our video again. sorry for the inconvenience.)
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A Reflection on the Brooklyn Museum

by: Byungzoon Kang, Shira Shkedi, Dan Jung, Ryan Seerattan.

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Much of analysis that we did were based on physical observations. We incorporated our knowledge of contextual history in an attempt to understand not only the art but also the artist’s motivations. A fantastic example would be Noblewoman, a piece from the Roman period. We analyzed the subject’s beautiful – and perhaps expensive – earrings as an indication of her wealth. The analysis that we wish would have done more is the examination of the artist’s techniques in creating his or her pieces. If we had more time, we wish we could have done more of a technical analysis of the works of art.
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“Showgirl” Analysis

by: Frenzy Luzincourt, Maya Sienkiewicz, Guy Carlos


The kinds of analysis that were did focused on the cultural and historical context around the painting, as well as the artist's intent. We discussed perversion of the girl, the cultural concepts of what it meant to be in the 1920s regarding jazz and even race relations. We also discussed the contrast in the colors, white the bright reds, yellows, and blues, in comparison with the dark and grey colors. Additionally we paid attention to the clothing worn by the subjects in the paintings, looking at their patterns and what we thought the materials used to create it were. The author's intent was also heavily questioned, from whether the painting has racial implications, or was more focused on the music and aesthetic progress of the times. Although, we pretty much analyzed it from top to bottom, we did not spend time on the possible political implications of that time.
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Standing Woman

by: Janelle Hyppolite, Leslie Epps, Meena Natarajan


Our group analyzed the subject matter and features of the piece at the museum. We also questioned the artist's intentions and the significance of the subject matter. Lastly, we analyzed the piece in relation to the time period in which it was created and made assertions about the influence the norms of the time period had on the artist and the piece.
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Analysis of Art

by: Jason Luna, Alexandra Shoneyin


We analysed the specific designs of the figures and also the hidden meanings of the paintings. We did not analyze the color or tone of the painting and we also didn't explain how the lighting effects the mood of the painting. I would have liked to speak about the connection of that object in comparision to other objects in its collection.
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Kiss Me and You’ll Kiss The ‘Lasses

by: Maggie Capozzoli-Cavota


I analyzed the color and style of the painting, a textural analysis, and connecting analysis from other objects in the painting. I also began do a contextual analysis but didn't get to finish going into speculation about a deeper meaning. I also didn't get to speculate on the author and perhaps what this piece could represent in the time it was painted.I would have liked to have explored the context of the painting to the time period. On further research it did take place during the 1800s, 1856, and was actually a statement about women independence during the time. The artist herself was the main provider for her family during this time, which wasn't too common but still speaks on many levels to the reader.
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The Embarkation of the Pilgrims

by: Micaela Arena, Katrina Avilla, Sarbjit Birdi, Samuel Eluto, Max F. Neuman, and Shahdi Qurashi


We began with a formal analysis of the materials, subject, and stylistic school of the painting. We deepened our analysis by comparing artistic symbolism, religious connotations, and historical fact. The analysis was direct rather than comparative vis a vis the artists' other works and other paintings about this theme.
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