1. Look at each of the six Art Critics below to locate your assigned
artist. That will be the Critic/Group where your research sites are
Art Critic (Group1) Art Critic (Group2) Art Critic (Group3)
Monet VanGogh Gauguin
Degas Signac Cezanne
Art Critic (Group4) Art Critic (Group5) Art Critic (Group6)
Cassatt Manet Seurat
Matisse Lautrec Renoir
2. Click on your Art Critic Group at top of this page for the linked
sites of the artist given to you by your teacher. Gather all the
research available regarding the style of art and data of your
3. Write down everything possible for use in writing your critique.
Remember, you will write the critique in your own words. Quote and
cite anything that is not yours.
4. Research! Research! Research, till you have all that's needed for a
typed 2 - 3 page document. Two full pages minimum.
5. Write your critique paper using the template provided in the
6. Evaluate your paper using the "Rubric-Critique" found in the
Evaluations/Docs section at top of this page.
7. You will now create your own work of art.
Study and look closely at your artist's works of art to grasp and
understand the style used, colors used, brush work - if any type
defined, and major subject choices of the artist. All of these will
help define your painting as a similar recognizable rendition of the
artist, yet uniquely your own work and not a copy. You can print off
some examples of your artist's work, but remember, you will not copy
any of it. Your looking at it for style, colors used, and
application of the paint.
8. Look at the site provided for you in Resources/Credits that shows
what artist Lee Tiller did in making his paintings look like VanGogh
paintings but are totally his. Each painting has a distinctive look
similar to his style and subject choice, but not a copy of any
VanGogh original pieces he painted. Another artist, Vitali Komarov,
also did some original ideas from VanGogh's style in this site as
well. Look under the word Resources to view this site. It is called
9. Evaluate your finished work of art using the "Rubric-Work of Art"
found in the Evaluations/Docs section at top of this page.
10. After completing the painting, you will write an "Artist's
Statement" that will incorporate the six expectations discussed in
the "Task" section. A template for doing this is located in the
11. Evaluate your "Artists's Statement" using the "Rubric-Artist's
Statement" found in the Evaluations/Docs section at the top of this
12. Your final painting will go on display with all the students as part
of a school-wide exhibit along with your "Artist's Statement".
*** You may chose to do the assignment "Pop Art" linked at the
top of this page. This assignment is a collaboration with Mrs.
Saltzgiver's WebQuest project and is definitely acceptable as a
choice. Just let your teacher know if you are selecting this
This art style may may be assigned to you if your permission
slip does not allow you to view sites containing nude paintings
of artists from the Impressionistic time period.