Each Layer Consists of 4 Possible Elements to Seek Out and Identify in the Work
The story, the back or pre story, the other or hidden story, the message
The appeal (what pulls you in?), the reward or take away, the skill/mastery of the artist on display, the new/different/unusual
Technique, Form/structure, Methods, Symbolism
Surprise, Tension, Emotion and Movement
To other works (in and out of the medium/genre), to history, to oneself, to
the artist’s other works or personal life.