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ARTH111MidtermExamReview - ARTH 111 HISTORY OF WESTERN ART...

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ARTH 111 HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I Dr. Fleck Review for Mid-term Exam The Exam Format: This exam covers Chapters 1-3 and 5-6 of Stokstad’s Art History: A View of the West . You will be responsible for all of the material covered in class that also appears in your book. For images specifically: only those images that are in your book will appear on the exam (meaning not those images that I might have added to my presentation for clarification). Identification. The first section will consist of 2 slides that I will show one after another, each of which you must identify and make a statement about its importance. You must provide 1) the title or name of the monument and the original location (for a detail type [such as pediment sculpture, Parthenon, Athens], both the detail and the monument from which it comes); 2) the culture and general date of the work (as in ‘Archaic Greece, c. 600-480 BCE’) (within 100 years). You must designate BCE or CE. Then, 3) you must write one or two sentences describing the significance of the work for its culture and for art history. In other words, what important thing does it tell us about the art and/or architecture of its time, culture, and place? (Ex.: “This painting of a bull is significant in ancient Mycenaean culture because it demonstrates the lively and colorful nature of their painting style. Its original location in a temple shows their respect and reverence for bulls, connected to the gods, and their important role as beasts of burden in their society.”) You will have 4 minutes for each slide for 8 minutes for this section. = 32 Points: 1.) 2 pts. x 2: Name or type of Monument and location; 2.) 2 pts. x 2: Date and Culture; 3.) 12 pts. x 2: Essay Compare and contrast. The middle section of the exam will consist of a comparison of two slides from two cultures that bring out a main theme in this course, such as art for the use of the state, for propaganda, for religious purposes, for decorative purposes, for burial, etc. You must answer 1) title/original location and 2) culture/date (as for the previous identification section) for each, and then you must compare and contrast (state the similarities and differences) between the two works. What do they have in common (material/medium, form, subject matter, purpose, composition)? What is different? What does that similarity or difference say about each culture and its interests and goals in life and/or death? You must write this essay as clearly as possible in one distinct paragraph. To start, jot down a list of the similarities and then the differences between the two artworks on the back of your page – this will help you to have a better organized essay and will be easier for me to see what you are saying! 1) Begin your paragraph with an introductory sentence by briefly describing each detail shown and stating what you think the main points of the comparison are in a thesis sentence. Ex.: “This comparison of the Spanish cave painting of hunting animals and the Greek
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