Peter Paul Rubens. The Raising of the Cross. 1609-10. Oil on canvas. 15′ 2″ x 11′ 2″ . Antwerp Cathedral. THE INTRODUCTION Your introduction must effectively “set the stage” for your formal analysis of the selected work of art. The following information regarding the work of art that you will critique must appear in your introduction: Art work identification a. artist’s name b. title c. date d. medium (Ex: oil on canvas, photograph, etc.) Brief biographical information about the artist. NOTE: Biographical information can be found in the textbook OR from online art reference sites. All sources must be cited at the points in which they are used (directly quoted or paraphrased) in your writing and listed on a separate Works Cited page at the end of your paper. Failure to properly cite your sources results in plagiarism. Horizontal Rule THE BODY The body of your Critique must include a thorough description of the work of art in terms of compositional organization and style. Describe what you see in detail. Be specific! As you carefully study the work of art, identify two or three prominent Visual Elements of Art and/or Principles of Design within the composition. (Visual Elements of Art – line, shape, mass, light, color, texture, pattern, space, time, and motion. Principles of Design – unity, variety, balance, emphasis, subordination, scale, proportion, and rhythm). Utilizing the appropriate terminology, thoroughly analyze the work of art in terms of the prominent Visual Elements of Art and the Principles of Design that you have identified within the composition. Horizontal Rule THE CONCLUSION Summarize your thoughts about the artist and the work of art that you have formally analyzed based on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.