Formal Analysis of Impressionist painting
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[15 mins.] Select one of the works of art below for a formal analysis. Use the formal analysis handout and the vocabulary list to supplement your analysis. This will be an individual assignment. Write the analysis in your notes, not for submission.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, 1874. Oil on canvas, 32 7/8 x 30 3/8 in. (83.5 x 77.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mary Cassatt, The Cup of Tea. ca. 1880–81, Oil on canvas, 36 3/8 x 25 3/4 in. (92.4 x 65.4 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight), 1894. Oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 25 7/8 in. (99.7 x 65.7 cm)