art interview

Use the format below, your initials signifying you are talking and the artist’s

initials to signify the artist is talking.


(Your Initials):

(your initials signify you are talking)


(Artist’s Initials):

(artist’s initials will signify he is talking)

The Introduction

1. Introduce yourself to the artist and your audience,

tell your qualifications and and experience in making

the interview request.

2. Tell the artist which work of art you have chosen to

pinpoint your questions about, the year itwas created,

and the museum where it is located. (Titles of works of

art are ALWAYScapitalized and italicized or placed in

quotation marks.)

3. What drew you to this work of art that you wanted to

know more about it?

4. Ask the artist if he is dead or alive and if there are

any details he would like to share about his life that he

considers relevant to this one work of art.

The Body of the Interview – ask all questions below

1. Media, Processes, or the Technique the artist used to

create the piece. If the work is sculpture, what are the

materials the artist used and what is the scale of the

work? If the process is printmaking, what type of print

resulted from the process? If it is a drawing, what

media did

the artist use and what tools did he use? It the work is

an installation, describe the materials you see in the

work and talk about its location.

2. Elements & Principles of Design you see in the work

of art a. Determine one or two elements (line, shape,



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color, value, texture, space) or design principles

(proportion, scale, balance, unity, emphasis) that is

emphasized in this work of art. Does the artist agree

with you? Why

or Why not?

3. Art Historical Period or Movements that the work

references. Was this work “a first,” did it somehow

change the perception of art at the time it was created?

If you, the curator, have an

opinion about the work’s place in art history, ask the

artist if he agrees or disagrees

with you.

What elements in this work does the artist think was

inspired by another art movement, either locally, or in a

different location in the world, styles such as Cubism,

Impressionism, or Baroque, etc. This sort of questioning

about art historical movements makes an impression on your audience.

4.Ask three questions that you have thought of that you have been able to answer

through your


Wrap Up the Interview with a Closing Question and Remark Tell the artist why you

think this work of art has value in the world today and see what he says. End with a

closing remark, and thank you. Include jpg self-portrait and biographical information.

(“Call out an important point or quote from your artist.”) – (Artist’s



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