Describe a painting according to the plan: the subject of a painting (what is depicted in it) the composition (how space is arranged) and the colours the impression made by the picture USE THE TOPICAL VOCABULARY: 1. To begin with, you should say that the painting belongs to a particular genre. It can be the landscape (seascape, townscape) the historical/ mythological painting To begin with, this painting is a portrait which belongs to the brush of (…. the name of the painter) 1.1. If you remember some information about the painter, say it then. This artist lived in the ……century and worked in the style known as Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Abstract Art. 1.2. Give your opinion about the painting. Use adjectives: dreamlike = work of imagination To my mind, it is a … picture, which shows (….say what you see) 2. Mention the colours and the composition soft and delicate colours The picture is painted in …… colours. These colours contrast very well. The dominating colours are …. The colours contrast with each other. 2.2. Mention the composition/ the space: The space of the picture is symmetrically/ asymmetrically divided. 2.3. Try to describe what you can see in general In the centre/middle of the painting we can see a …. In the foreground there is a…. In the background there are…. In the far distance we can make out the outline of a… On the left/ right stands/ sits…
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