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ART 1213 / 1143 - Drawing I: Evaluating Images

Video for Exercise 2

In this video we look at two images of a work by Auguste Renoir to evaluate which is the better quality image. Thumbnails of the images are also included in the box below for your reference. Video length: 7 minutes, 35 seconds. Your professor will provide you with the video password.

Which is the Better Quality Image?

Here you see two examples of images of Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party. Which image is the better quality image? A or B?  A is the first image, B is the second image. (By “better quality,” we mean the image that is the closest reproduction of the artist’s original work if we could see it in person at the museum or gallery where it "lives." We are not discussing personal preferences.) 

What criteria did you use to evaluate the images, or in other words, what is it that makes one better than the other? Remember to incorporate some of your art vocabulary as you think about this.

Image of Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir

Image of Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir

Auguste Renoir. Luncheon of the Boating Party. 1880-81. Oil on canvas, 51 1/4 x 69 1/8 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. 

Polls for Exercise 2

Which image did you initially choose as the best quality image?
I chose image A: 32 votes (80%)
I chose image B: 8 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 40
Did you change your mind after considering where the images came from?
Yes, I changed my mind: 8 votes (18.18%)
No, I didn't change my mind: 36 votes (81.82%)
Total Votes: 44