2 Artworks and their effects
The ‘effects’ point of the study diamond (Figure 1) seems especially relevant to an examination of art by Turner Prize-nominated artists: as you have seen, such art seems to provoke dramatic reactions. In this section, you will be looking in detail at two types of effect, namely:
- the emotional impact of an artwork and how to record your feelings about this impact
- the way in which the different elements of an artwork prompt you to ‘read’ it in a particular order, focusing on one aspect of it before others.