Part 1

Art criticism is the process of gathering facts and information about a work of art and the artist to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate art. For this assignment, you will choose one work of art from the following artists to critique.

Select ONE (1) work of art by one of the following artists:

  • Mary Cassatt??
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir??
  • Claude Monet??
  • Edgar Degas??
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Gustave Caillebotte

Paste an image of the work directly into the DB window. Do not post an attachment.

Include the artist’s name, the title of the artwork, the year made, and the materials used.

Complete the following:

  • (The images in the textbook are copyright-protected and cannot be copied. To find the exact painting, search the Internet by the artist???s name and the title of the work. Right-click and copy the image. Open a Word document and right-click and paste. If the image does not paste into your paper, try another image. Sometimes images are protected and cannot be copied. Wherever you do find the image, make sure to cite your source in APA style. If you are unsure how to cite an image, this resource can help you.)
  • Use the four steps to critiquing art that are found in Chapter??9 of the Embracing Arttextbook to develop a critique of the work. Be sure that you write a well-developed paragraph on each of the four areas??pointing??to??specific areas in the painting in your explanation:
    • Description
    • Analysis
    • Interpretation
    • Evaluation
  • Why was this art work rejected at the time it was created?

In-text citations and a list of references are required when including or paraphrasing any idea, fact, date, or other information from the textbook or other references.


Hume-Pratuch, J. (2010). There’s an art to it. APA Style Blog. Retrieved from