Take students through the describe art and critique process through the use of video, classroom discussion and finally a student written essay based on worksheet questions. Detailed interpretations of all three artworks are included in the notes section of this presentation.
This presentation starts with a critique of Grant Wood's American Gothic. The teacher should watch the video link provided and then critique the painting as a class. Next go through Pierre August Renoir's, Luncheon of the Boating Party. As a class describe, analyze and interpret this famous painting. Finally have students use the worksheet provided to write their own critique on Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. A written critique is provided as a guide for grading.
Included is a 10 page presentation with pictures of paintings and details of the description, analysis and interpretation sections of the worksheet. !0 page PDF of presentation with notes on each painting. A worksheet with questions to guide students through their critique.