Analysing paintings: an online introduction to formal analysis

Author: Matthew Treherne

© Matthew Treherne, University of Leeds


This online introductory course to the tools and techniques of formal analysis is aimed at students and anyone interested in art. It is freely available for anyone to use, and assumes no particular prior knowledge of the visual arts. The course guides you through some of the key aspects of form - from the colours in the painting to the materials used to paint it - and explores a number of examples through guided activities.



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Please visit the course website.