IELTS Cue Card 58: Describe A Painting Or A Work Of Art That You Saw And Liked

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Describe A Painting Or A Work Of Art That You Saw And Liked

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Painting Or A Work Of Art That You Saw And Liked.  IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer.

Describe A Painting Or A Work Of Art That You Saw And Liked

You should say:

  • What it looks like
  • Where you first saw it
  • Why you like it

and explain your impression of it.

Model Answer 1:

Ok, so, I’ll tell you about a painting I saw several years ago when I was living in Ecuador. It’s a painting that I’ll never forget, because it was so different from anything I’d ever seen before. The painting was done by an Ecuadorian painter named Oswaldo Guayasamin, and I guess it’s a modern painting because it was done in the 60s or 70s? I’m not exactly sure. Anyway, my friends and I went to the Guayasamin museum in Ecuador, and we really enjoyed his paintings. He has this very unique style. It’s a little bit abstract but he still conveys a lot of emotion with his art. Many of his paintings have a sad and lonely feeling to them. Anyway, as I walked around the museum, I was particularly struck by a painting called “The Pentagon.” It’s five paintings, actually, and all of them are very evil-looking men. The colours are very dark and grey and you get a frightened feeling when you look at it. I also think that, because of the title, this painting makes you think about the Pentagon in America, and you can imagine these evil guys making plans for war. They look really greedy and corrupt. So, I guess I wouldn’t say that it’s a beautiful work of art, but I like this painting because it’s really striking and it makes me think.
Model Answer 2:

I’d like to talk about one of the most popular paintings in the world- Mona Lisa which was painted by  an Italian artist-Leonardo da vinci. This (1) masterpiece was (2)acclaimed  as the most recognized and most visited artwork in the history of art. The woman sits markedly upright in an armchair with her arms folded to (3) depict Lisa as a (4)virtuous woman and faithful wife. The painting was one of the first portraits to depict the sitter in front of an imaginary landscape, and Leonardo was one of the first painters to use toughest drawing technique of all the time. The painting is so famous as there are so many(5) hypothesis about it. What attracts me the most about this painting is Mona lisa’s charming smile. It’s not only the most beautiful feature on her face but also has lots of mysteries. Some people said that her smile looks different from different angle and it has been at the center of much debate and speculation over the years . The artist created a painting that worths a thousand words and has become the iconic painting of all the time.I personally think Mona Lisa is truly an impressive painting, after all it was painted by the great Leonardo DaVinci

  1. masterpiece
  2. be acclaimed as
  3. depict
  4. virtuous woman and faithful wife
  5. hypothesis
  6. at the center of much debate and speculation
  7. a painting that worths a thousand words
  8. iconic painting
  9. the great