How to do visual (formal) analysis


With Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Meadow, c. 1500, oil and egg on synthetic panel, transferred from wood, 67.3 x 86.4 cm (The National Gallery). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris.

Additional resources:

Introduction: Learning to look and think critically,” a chapter in Reframing Art History (our free art history textbook)

Introduction: Close looking and approaches to art,” a chapter in Reframing Art History (our free art history textbook)—especially useful for materials related to formal (visual) analysis

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "How to do visual (formal) analysis," in Smarthistory, September 18, 2017, accessed September 29, 2022, https://smarthistory.org/visual-analysis/.