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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Winter Scene In Brooklyn by Francis Guy

by: Serene Rivera, Chloe Carter-Daves, Jacob David, Sammy Wagman


We did a lot of description. We didn't do nearly enough interpretive analysis, and we didn't ask many questions, perhaps it's because we took a lot of our personal interpretive analysis as given, perhaps due to the incredible detail of the picture, which makes us feel as if there is less room for interpretation, even if it is. We gave a lot of historical context, perhaps due to our knowledge of American History, and our knowledge may as well have affected our interpretation, having thought we knew the context well.
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The Confidence Man

by: Paula Laziuk, Allison Reich, Jessica Penn, Daniella Seelenfreund, Natalie Mizhari


Our group mostly employed the composition element of formal analysis. We did not use historical analysis or subject analysis. We would have explored the historical aspect of the painting if we had time.
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Warrior Wearing a Crocodile Mask

by: Hila, Jovanka, Aqsa, Calvin, and Rebecca


We used description, interrogation, historical context, and formal properties. We could've talked more about the artist's interpretation.
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Analysis of Gilt Figure of Marichi

by: Aaron Yam, Emily Li, Justin Pacquing, Jasmine Wong, and Yu Qing Xu


Gilt Figure of Marichi, 18th century

At the Brooklyn Museum, we chose to discuss the Gilt Figure of Marichi, because we felt it encompassed many traits and abilities and plenty for us to interpret. We questioned the importance of sculpture, why it was made out of gilt bronze, what each item in her hands could represent, how the she was ornamented, her position both during the 18th century and her physical position, amongst many other things. We wish that we had discussed more about the sculpture’s historical context. Although we did discuss the spiritual importance that the sculpture held, as we made the video we realized that we never mentioned that the sculpture was probably meant for worship rather than decoration.
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A Storm in the Rocky Mountains: Mt. Rosalie, by Albert Bierstadt

by: Brian Sullivan and Gideon Soule


We used Description, Formal, Historical context, and Artist's intention analysis. We did not use Interrogation analysis, or content analysis to its fullest extent, which we would have if we'd had more time.
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Herter Brothers’ Mantle

by: Jadyn Marshall, Matt Denaro, Benji Freeman, Ashley Singh


Description, formal properties and subject is what we mostly focused on. We guessed about the historical context. We could have discussed more the historical context of the piece.
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Herter Brothers’ Mantle

by: Jadyn Marshall, Matt Denaro, Benji Freeman, Ashley Singh


Description, formal properties and subject is what we mostly focused on. We guessed about the historical context. We could have discussed more the historical context of the piece.
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Trinity Church and Wall Street

by: Rodrigo Guerra, Raymund Rodriguez, Fariha Ansari


We used description, formal properties, subject matter/content, historical context, artist's intention and our interpretations.

We did not incorporate interrogation.

We would like to have questioned the painting more and give it more of an analysis.
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