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Art History 252, Week 1 Notes

by: Caroline Crews

Art History 252, Week 1 Notes ARH 252

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These notes are from the week of 1/19/2016. We only had one day of class because of technical difficulties.
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Anna Dietz
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caroline Crews on Sunday January 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARH 252 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Anna Dietz in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Art History in Art at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 01/24/16
 A work of art is something that… o Human intervention, tangible, aesthetic response  What is Art History? o Actively look at and study artwork made by humans o Consider and situate those works in their original context o Use formal analysis, image comparison, and historical context to understand the content and meaning9s0 o Ask lots of question  What aspects do we study? o Chronology, dating of the work of art  Usually circa because it is so old, framework  Relate chronology to style o Purpose and Function  Most of what we study was made for a function  Ex. Cylinder seal: to show that it has not been open. Shows political status or economical status  Can learn a lot form these objects about the society and time o Size and scale  Height, width, mass o Medium and technique  Material used and technique can be used to explain the context  Important people get fancy material o Style  Objective  To categorize the different ages  Stylistic distinction o Patron and Audience  Influences how the art will look and mean o Subject matter and location  Important to be able to read the work o Architect  Sometimes known, but most often is anonymous o Communication and Meaning  What is the work trying to communicate? o Relevance and significance


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