By applying Heinrich Wolflin's method of comparing the artwork of various eras to a study of three paintings, we will begin to understand the concept of style as well as begin to develop our hermeneutical eye.
"Hermeneutics (Herman Who)" is an introduction to the field of study called hermeneutics. The hermeneutical circle will be explained and applied to Wolflin's method.
Comment on other ways you can think of to use the hermeneutical circle.
Choose two paintings (from the Webmuseum) that come from two different eras and point out which of the qualities (linearly/painterly, etc.) from Wolflin's method apply to each one.
This quiz is based upon the article "Hermeneutics (Herman Who?)"