Curators are curious about art and careful how they write about it. These six writing styles are examples that give the curator practice in being creative and putting their thoughts in print. Each style expresses a unique approach to looking at art. The six have been adapted from an early version of Rita Gilbert's "Writing Guide and Projects Manual" for art. As an expert, you will want your writing and thinking to be viewed in the best possible light, so always compose your ideas in your word-processor, then save your work, use spell check, and grammar check before publishing. Study Tip! Print this page.
List of Six Writing Styles
1. Using Adjectives
2. Tell a Story
3. Simple Outline
4. Compare and Contrast
5. Design Analysis
Chpt 1 - What is Art? Who Makes Art?
° The Food Chain Project by Itamar Gilboa (Culture, Entertainment?)<<<<< use one of those writing styles about this story..
Chpt 2 - Essential Elements of Art
° April Fools Prank (Light & Shadow & Illusion & Time)<<<<<< use one of those writing styles about this....cant be the same writing style different styles
Chpt 3 - Design and Everyday Life
° A Glass Tile Floor by Do Ho Suh (The Floor Tile Rethought)<<<<<< use one of those writing styles about this
Chpt 4 - Techniques, Materials, and Form
° Steve Grimmer (Clay and 3D Printing)....same as above
Chpt 5 - History of Art
° What Frida Wore (the artist's wardrobe locked up for 50 years - in pictures)....same as above