Films on Demand offers several videos on formal analysis.
Introduction to Art: Visual Analysis is a 37 minute video that discusses art concepts like composition, texture, line, as well as the difference between description and analysis.
The Lichtenstein’s "Girl With Hair Ribbon" segment from "
Andy Warhol's piece Ten Lizes is analyzed in this clip from "
Art History uses a lot of specific terminology. Use the following resources to get your bearings and learn about the terms you encounter:
- The Grove Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner - you can explore the 34-volume set at the Library's reference desk
A solid art history reference