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Art Essay Questions

We have prepared a list of example art essay questions below to give you ideas for your own essay question. If you are looking for an essay written on a specific question or want to look at example essays that have been written by other students then take a look at the options in the box below:

Example Questions

  1. A comparative discussion on the language of collage and its use in contemporary visual culture
  2. Choose TWO spatial or organisational typologies (eg. hospital, park, botanical garden, sanatorium, school, country estate, corporation, urban gang, army, collective, churchetc) and, using relevant critical theory and illustrating your examples, critically examine the relationship between space, power and human behaviour.
  3. Identify 2 or 3 aspects of Faradays character and work from the Times newspaper obituary which are particularly important in building his reputation. Set this information into historical context
  4. Non-art photography and art photography work with different criteria of what constitutes quality. Discuss in relation to examples of at least two practitioners work?.
  5. The essay should take the form of a critical analysis of a Gauguin exhibition that is now being exhibited in Londons Tate Modern museum.
  6. Discuss the role of the artist in Early Modern Spain.
  7. Distinguishing / drawing distinction between criticism and critique.
  8. Locate them historically and compare their use of the languages of comics, cartoons or graffiti: Robert Crumb and Keith Haring.
  9. Using specific examples discuss the ways in which sculptors have dealt with space beyond the gallery.
  10. What are the changes from Modernism to Post-modernism?

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