David Alfaro Siqueiros, Echo of a Scream, 1937, enamel on wood
Write about the image above. Organize your 500-750 word analysis into four categories and follow the instructions listed below. It may be helpful to use headings in your Discussion post.
Clearly state and describe the subject. What type of subject is it? In general, what is the story, or narrative (if applicable)?
Form and Content – Medium
Clearly describe the artist’s unique approach to using the materials and why they chose those materials. Explain how this approach contributes to making a powerful visual statement and reinforces the meaning. In other words, what was the artist trying to say or express by doing it this way?
Form and Content – Visual Element or Principle of Design
Clearly identify and describe the most dominant visual element or design principle used in the artwork. Explain how it contributes to making a powerful visual statement and reinforces the meaning. In other words, how did the artist’s use of this element strengthen what the artist was trying to say or express?
It will be beneficial for you to do some very basic research about the artist and the image. Look at other works by the artist to gain insights about their artistic vision. This will inform your post. You don’t need to do extensive research, but try to identify and include at least one big idea you find. Be sure to cite your sources and paraphrase these ideas in your own words. Do not cut and paste!