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MU 2313 Test 1 Study Guide

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Introduction to Fine Arts
Thomas Wood

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Study Guide for Test 1 on Chapter 1-6
Introduction to Fine Arts
Thomas Wood
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Date Created: 09/17/15
Mu 2313 Exam 1 Study Guide Musical notation 0 System of writing music so the composer can communicate to the performer the pitches and rhythms of the piece 0 Staff five parallel lines each line represents a pitch 0 Clef placed at beginning of each staff Symbols 0 Also called notes 0 Written on the staff the higher a note is placed the higher the pitch Criticism 0 Formal vs contextual Formal properties of the piece Contextual the meaning of the art 0 3 primary questions What is it What does it do What is it worth 0 Artisanship How or from what is the work crafted constructed How well was it executed Is it interesting 0 Communication What is the artist trying to say Does the artist succeed in getting the message across Was the artwork worth the effort Twodimensional art 0 Paintings drawings prints and photographs 0 Look at content subject media and composition Media 0 What is used to make the piece 0 Several types Hue Oil on canvas 0 More exibility can make changes rework Watercolor o Dries quicker few opportunities to make changes Acrylic 0 Dry faster than oils not as thin as watercolors Photograph Photogram 0 Uses photo paper to create image 0 Basic colors of the spectrum Value 0 The grayness or whiteness of a color 0 Scale of light to dark the shade of color Foreshortening 0 When the scope of the painting is shortened o A linear perspective that shows depth of space Sculpture 0 Full Round I Can view from all angles 0 Relief I Protrudes from a at surface 0 Low relief doesn t extend far 0 High relief extends far 0 Linear I Uses wiretubing 0 Texture ie in sculpture o The surface of a sculpture o Polished rough etc that adds detail 0 Architecture ie post amp lintel vault skeleton balloon etc 0 Post amp lintel laying horizontal pieces lintels across vertical supports posts 0 Arch provides large interior space 0 Vaults arches joined end to end I Groin vault vaults cross at right angles I Ribbed vault diagonal juncture of arches as in a tunnel vault o Domes concentric arches Bearing wall the wall supports itself the oors and roof 0 Skeleton uses framework to support building walls attach to frame I Balloon when skeleton framing makes use of wood as in house construction I Steelcage when metal forms the frame as in skyscrapers O 0 Symphony o A large ensemble 0 Opera 0 Singer accompanied by ensemble comedy or tragedy combines theater and music 0 String quartet o 4 instruments 2 violin 1 viola 1 cello o Timbre 0 Tone quality of a sound 0 Ballet 0 Prescribed movements 0 En pointe dance on their toes o Tutu allows audience to see the movement of the legs 0 Modern dance 0 Symbolic 0 Less graceful even mechanic movements 0 Close to the ground 0 Cinema 0 Narrative I Tells a story 0 Documentary I Record events as they occur I Includes interviews first person 0 Absolute I No real purpose provides an experience I Exists for its own sake for record of movement or form I Created piece by piece 0 Paleolithic vs Neolithic o Paleolithic first stage of human culture humans discovered fire hunting amp gathering lifestyle o Neolithic second stage of human culture people began settling down in small villages agriculture stone tools and pottery Cuneiform amp hieroglyphics o Developed symbols to represent sounds of words 0 Gave rise to literature 0 Cuneiform Sumerian hieroglyphics Egyptian Pyramid o Iconic symbols 0 Proof of their existence leaving their mark 0 Ties to religion body had to be preserved for afterlife take all of their belongings with them Code of the Hammurabi 0 Established a legal system 0 Punishment equal if people were of the same social standing 0 Punishment for slaves was more severe Kouros and kore o Kourous male nude 0 Kore female clothed Contrapposto 0 Body parts are arranged in such a way to show movement 0 Weight shifted to one leg legs stand apart Minos o Technologically advanced society 0 Art brightly colored nature theme 0 Advanced architecture murals columns I Creates the Myth of the Minotaur Modes 0 Scales arrangement of pitches each have a name and particular sound 0 corresponding day of the week deity and planet Doctrine of Ethos 0 Music in uence moods and behaviors Aesthetics 0 Branch of philosophy the nature of beauty and art and their relation to human beings Orders of ancient greek architecture 0 Doric I oldest style wide base plain top 0 Ionic I narrow sits on a base scroll on top 0 Corinthian I most narrow most elegant leaf decoration on top Classicism vs Hellenism o Classicism period in Ancient Greece art showed the idealized athletic form 0 Hellenism period after Classicism art shows emotion individual characteristics Persian War 0 Between Persia and Greece 0 Battle of the Marathon I Greek messenger ran 262 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce a Greek victory 0 Battle of Thermopylae I 1000 Greek soldiers led by 300 Spartans held Persians off at a narrow pass called the Hot Gatequot held off 10000 Persians killed before Greek reinforcements arrived 0 Battle of Platea I 479 BCE Greek army ultimately defeats Persia Peloponnesian War 0 Sparta vs Athens 0 Sparta small citystate strong military 0 Athens large citystate wealthy focus on philosophy and art 0 Spartans win battle but Athens resumes their usual business Sparta doesn t have enough people to occupy Athens so both sides win Polyclitus o Sculptor of Lance Bearer 0 Favorite sculptor of Alexander the Great Engaged columns 0 Seen at the legs of arches 0 Not structurally necessary adds detail decorative Sarcophagi 0 Stone coffins notable type of Roman sculpture Iulian calendar 0 Early version of the modern calendar we use today Iurisprudence 0 Roman technique for deciding how general laws could be applied to specific cases Fresco 0 Painting on wet plaster that become a permanent part of the wall surface Trompe l oeil o to trick the eyequot 0 Paint a room so that it looks larger than it really is Roman architecture 0 Colosseum I Example of arch work I Engaged columns 0 Pantheon I Oculus hole in center that lets in light and other elements I Dome structure post amp lintel Corinthian columns 0 Trajan s column I Combines art and architecture I Shows scenes of his military successes o Aqueduct I Carries water from one place to another I Composed of many arches o Triumphal arches I Commemorate military leaders successes Decalogue o The Ten Commandments Division of the Roman empire 0 2 halves East and West 0 Each part had an Augustus and a Caesar 0 Division called tetrarchy Monotheismpolytheism o Monotheism one god o Polytheism many gods 0 David 0 Played the lyre for King Saul 0 His popularity surpassed Saul Sault thinks David is planning an uprising o Saul tries to kill David 0 David defeats Saul and unifies the 12 Hebrew tribes 0 Of Nazareth Iew 0 Message love God and your neighbor o Advocated on behalf of poor downtrodden amp socially outcast o Mohammed 0 Prophet that founded the Islamic faith 0 Advocated compassion care for the downtrodden etc o Brotherhood of the faithful 0 Early Christianity and the Romans 0 Banned by Diocletian I Publicly killed Christians which had a backlash effect and created martyrs o Legalized by Constantine o Mosaic 0 Composed of tile or broken glass 0 Decorative work for walls oors ceilings o Hajj o A Muslim s sacred pilgrimage to Mecca 0 One of five religious duties 0 Iconoclast 0 Opposed to the use of religious icons in worship demanded they be removed 0 Believed the icons represented false gods perverting the worship of God 0 icondestroyerquot o Constantinople 0 Created by Constantine the Great 0 Capital of eastern division of Roman Empire 0 Later becomes Byzantium 0 Division in the Muslim faith 0 Elements of Iudaism and Christianity 0 Compassion care for the downtrodden etc o Brotherhood of the faithful 0 Division in the Christian faith 0 Tertullian and Legalism I Tertullian banned from Catholic church due to his apocalyptic beliefs I Spirit is indivisible and indestructible I The Holy Trinity I Fear of God I 7 deadly sins 0 St Augustine and NeoPlatonism I Views art through the lens of Christianity I Art justified when re ecting the tenets of the faith 0 Kritios Boy 0 Greek Archaic period 0 Chi Rho o Earliest Christian symbol 0 Greek letters x and p were the first letter of the word Christos or Christ Temple ofAthena Nike 0 Ionic style 0 Hellenistic period Temple of the Olympian Zeus o Corinthian style 0 Hellenistic period Hydraulos 0 Water organ 0 Used water and pumped air to create sound 0 Played at the Colosseum Roman Coliseum 0 Many arches engaged columns 0 Place for entertainment gladiators animal fights blood sport 0 Also gathered to hear music The Lance Bearer 0 Greek classical period 0 Idealized athletic form weight shifted to show sense of movement 0 Created by Polyclitus Haggia Sophia 0 Originally a Christian site then Islam took over and converted it to a mosque Dome of the Rock 0 1St major example of Islamic architecture 0 Distinguished by the mosaic style and dome on top The Fates aka Elgin s Marbles 0 Greek classical period 0 Clothed but doesn t conceal the female form more revealing than earlier art Pantheon 0 Front has heavy Greek detail Corinthian columns post amp lintel architecture 0 Dome structure 0 Oculus in center hole that allows in light and other elements Laocob n and his Two Sons 0 Greek Hellenistic period 0 Facial expression is very emotional pain desperation o Depicts both the physical and emotional struggle


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