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AHS 100 Final Exam Study Guide

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This study guide covers all of the information that will be on the final exam.
Introduction to Art
Dr. Mary Carter
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AHS TEST 4 STUDY GUIDE Ch. 16 African Art Head of a Yoruba King (African) -hollow; honoring their leaders Yoruba Twin Figures (Ibeji) (African) -twins much more common; matching souls; head larger than should be Attributed to Kojo Bonsu, Finial of a spokesperson’s staff (African) -holding an egg; what this person is saying is important and it has consequences Kente cloth (African) -patterns handed down through families; men weave long thin strips that are sewn together work of El Anatsui -influenced by Kente cloth; collected trash to make into cloth curtains Great Mosque of Djenné (or Jenné) (African) -adobe; whole community comes to help re-mud until it was rebuilt Power Figure (Nkisi Nkonde), Kongo (African) -used to make promises; hammered in a nail to activate the power of the figure Bwa masks in performance (African) -transition from adolescence to adulthood; irregular patterns Terms Lost-wax casting- pour molten metal into a mold Beading- obscures individuality of the king (one of many); shields from the king’s power Ch. 17 Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism Jean-Honore Fragonard The Swing (Rococo) -celebrated the lives of the rich, man pushing girl on swing, looking up her dress, Cupid statue to warn them about the consequences David, Oath of the Horatii (Neoclassicism) -three warrior brothers represent Roma side of the war; swearing allegiance; father has swords; women in grief of the men leaving David. The Death of Marat. (Neoclassical) -Marat was the leader of the French Revolution; killed in his bath; imitating the position of Jesus in the Pieta Jefferson, Monticello (Neoclassicism) -symmetrical; columns; Greek style Gericault, The Raft of the “Medusa” (Romanticism) -15 survivors from a boat accident after drifting for 2 weeks; very grotesque Goya, Third of May, 1808 (Romanticism) -massacre; people being shot for having guns; man in center in crucifixion pose Turner, Snowstorm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps (Romanticism) -shows the power of nature; sublime message; people are tiny at the bottom Cole, The Oxbow (Romanticism) -manifest destiny; bring civilization to wilderness; counterbalance of chaos v. peace Terms: Atmospheric perspective- toning colors to gray as the image perceives to be further away from the foreground The Enlightenment and its ideas- science and reason could light up the minds of those who used them The Sublime- experience in nature helps us be aware of our emotions Neoclassical style- severe, precisely drawn figures, appear in the foreground Genre scenes- ordinary people doing ordinary things Ch. 18 The Art World; 1840-1910 Realism Courbet, A Burial at Ornans (Realism) -father’s funeral; community is our salvation; skull near grave (memento mori); everyone kind of reacting different; not picturing redemption like past funeral paintings Eakins, The Gross Clinic (Realism) -surgery as a healing profession; using ether for anesthesia; just after Civil War Impressionism Influences of the style -Japanese prints; asymmetrical and flat (no shadows); photography; able to take the train places to draw; tubes of paint Monet, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris (Impressionism) -people on their way to work; not specific organization; randomly placed people; no social hierarchy Monet, Impression, Sunrise. (Impressionism) -very upsetting to many people; had their own unofficial exhibit; one of the first impressionist paintings Cassatt, Mother and Child (Impressionism) -informal poses; slight outline to all the figures Post-Impressionism Cezanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire (Post-Impressionism) -has solid form (cones, cylinders, spheres); like sides of crystals or legos, no dabs of color Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Post- Impressionism) -little dots; based on a scientific color theory of how colors interact next to each other Van Gogh, The Starry Night (Post-Impressionism) -impasto painting; used a ton of paint Rodin, Burghers of Calais (Post-Impressionism) -town councilmen were sent out of the city to be hanged instead of the people in the town; everyone has different reactions; sculpture Terms: Daguerreotype- how pictures were taken local color- the color we know something is optical color- the color we see “en plein air”- painting outside in one sitting heightened color- exaggerated color, infused with emotion (Van Gogh) impasto- paint applied VERY thickly; cake frosting pointillism- visual color mixing, colors next to each other don’t look like their real colors arts and crafts- lots was homemade (disagreed with the modern vision) art nouveau- lots in architecture (disagreed with the modern vision) photography- able to show ordinary people doing ordinary things Ch. 19 Modern Art Matisse, The Joy of Life (Expressionism) -used emotional color; related to subject matter; led the way to modernism Kandinsky, Improvisation 28 (Second Version) (Expressionism) -complete abstraction; color can function without a specific subject matter Braque, Violin and Palette (Cubism) -earthy colors; can see all sides of the figures Picasso, Glass and a Bottle of Suze (Cubism) -some real newspaper but some is painted newspaper Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (Cubism) -seductive poses; sharp and brittle edges of shapes; disrespectful to women Picasso, Guernica (Cubism) -bombed by Nazis; originally about war and violence then named after the town; corpses strewn about; bodies burning Duchamp, Fountain (Dada) -meticulous realism; joined together random objects; not about taste or judgment Dali, The Persistence of Memory (Surrealism) -making the hallucinations look believable Piet Mondrian, Composition with Yellow, Red, and Blue, (International) 1927. -vertical and horizontal lines; simple geometric shapes; primary colors and black/white Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye (Modernism) -no obvious entryway; sliding partition doors; lots of glass; expensive to heat and cool Wright, Edgar Kaufman House (Fallingwater), Pennsylvania (American Scene) -built on the creek; plenty of free space; cantilevers had to be repaired Wood, American Gothic (American Scene) -ordinary people/ordinary things; realistic/precise; farmer and daughter who stayed Lawrence, Panel from The Migration Series (American Scene) -simplified figures; every scene is different Terms: Arbitrary (random) color- subjective for design, aesthetic, or emotional reasons emotional color- relates to the subject matter’s theme or content the Fauves- group of painters who used strong color to represent real values collage- to glue papers on a surface “Readymades”- random objects stuck together (Duchamp) “the grid”- freedom inside a clear structure; clear hierarchy of information (JCP ad) expressionism- good art SHOULD be expressive cubism- images fractured apart dada and surrealism- artists turned away from logic and toward the irrational cantilever- layer of concrete to counterbalance Ch. 20 Art Since 1945 Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Abstract Expressionism) -color thrown out; action painting; raw emotion; don’t have a subject matter Rothko, No. 61 (Rust and Blue) (Abstract Expressionism) -the color WAS the subject matter Rauchenberg, Canyon, (Abstract Expressionism) -some melted wax; fount objects; made fun of some baroque painting Warhol, Marilyn Diptych (Pop Art) -fascinated with fame; died of complications from a gunshot wound Oldenburg, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (Pop Art) -sculpture; huge scale; relating to the war and the vanity of it Smithson, Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah (Earthworks) -in Utah; axis mundi (center of the world where the universe spins around it); 10-20% salt; earth came from an old mine site; 1500 feet long; covered in salt crystals Chicago, The Dinner Party (Postmodern) -feminist movement (triangle); 39 place settings for famous women in history and in art Ringgold, Tar Beach (Postmodern) -family on the roof of apartment; painted onto a quilt; narrative; simplicity Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S. (Postmodern) -behind the outlines of the states are TVs showing clips from his recordings; time collage; modern video art (pre-digital) Martin Puryear, Plenty’s Boast, 1994–1995. (Postmodern). 68" x 83" x 118”. -woodworking; basket weaving interspersed throughout all his work Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, Spain (Postmodern) -titanium sheath; expands and contracts just a quickly as glass and concrete Terms: Action painting- the linear quality shows the way the paint was applied, all-over-ness Color Field painting- acrylic paint, all-over-ness assemblages or combines pluralism (think “mash-ups”) all-over-ness- no focal point earthworks- the idea, not the work itself is the most important entropy- everything in the world tends to fall apart, erosion plurality- a variety of kinds/influences (simultaneous variety of artistic styles)


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