Eleven headed bodhisattva of compassion, Kannon, japan ,1100s, Heian period
this assignment requires you to write a, doubled spaced, formal analysis of a specific art work. a formal analysis is quiet simply an analysis of the forms utilized in the work of art. its a close inspection of the use of aspect such as medium, color, shape ,line,balance,composition,elements of iconography, etc.
additionally the formal analysis moves beyond simple description in that it connects the elements of the work to the effects they have on the viewer. considering this connection enables the writers to discuss the meaning of the work.
dates should be before 1300 c.e.