Arrangement in Grey and Black, No.1: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871

Create a paragraph of descriptive writing with your personal observations about the work. This paragraph must be written before you do research on the work, the artist or composer, and the period it comes from. You will need to be detailed in your description of the work.

The next step will be to research the work, the life of the artist, and the period. You will then be ready to create your analysis. This process of analysis will require you to discuss the historical context of the work, pertinent aspects of the artist’s or composer’s biography, themes and/or stylistic characteristics of its historical period and finally, the relevance of this work for audiences today.

The final requirement of the task will be to reflect on this process and describe how the analysis informed or altered your perception of the work.
**see attached documents**