CRITIQUE - CRACKER INTERPRETATION
Symmetrical Composition: A symmetrical composition has an overall equality of visual elements and is divided into equal parts. Emotionally, it is apt to be a more passive design, spatially more static, and esthetically more decorative.
Asymmetrical Composition: An asymmetrical composition does not use the Elements in equal amounts and is not divisible into equal parts. It is more dynamic and expressive.
Work by tables in groups of 4-6.
Pass your cracker compositions to the left.
Use the following questions to evaluate the compositions.
Is the work complete? Well presented? Please explain.
Please define the terms point, value and texture.
Are the points placed in a purposeful manner that shows close observation? How can you tell?
Please rate on a scale of one to five (with one being the highest) how well points are used to simulate the texture of the cracker? Explain.
Are the points used to create: (1) variety of values (2) variety of positive shapes?
Do the passages of cracker crumbs (positive shapes) create background shapes (negative shapes) that are different from one another in size and shape? Or, are the background shapes too similar in size and shape?
Please rate on a scale of one to five (with one being the highest) whether or not every part of the square is fully engaged. If a vingnette (loss of clarity towards the corners and sides of the image) is used, please explain how this impacts the perception of space.
Does the smashed cracker express a feeling of chaos or order? Please explain.
Working as an entire group, select the most successful example of the assignment. Be prepared to explain your selection.