How to start off the A-level Art Essay ? (Personal Study)Watch
Give your artist a short introduction. Get pictures of that artists work, analyse them one by one in terms of colour, composition, mood, feelings, brushwork, materials, representations ect. Try to draw your own opinions for the work and really ponder the work on many levels. Repeat for another two works from the artists, and then do another artist, an introduction and their 3 works.
Sentences like this:
The details put into this art work suggest it has taken a lot of time for the artist to draw. The brush stokes are wide, and the colours range from pastel oranges to reds. (Start with observations of things you can see and deduct like this, then go on to how that makes the observer feel)
The composition is chaotic/orderly to convey the feelings of...
The work uses large/small brushstrokes to create the feeling of...
I think this artist is trying to express...
This symbolises... (At the end it's really good if you draw conclusions outside of the art world, eg. political statements, what it says about society at the time, how an average person might react to it, any issues)
Hope that helps!