ART 2313 study guide

ART 2313 study guide - (Revised) Test One Study Guide - Art...

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(Revised) Test One Study Guide -- Art 2313 Study Guide Test One: Chapters 1-4 See Syllabus for Test Date Terms and concepts reduced to 10 point font may have been addressed in class but will not appear on upcoming test. These concepts could, however, represent helpful reminders for other test-worthy concepts. *This is intended to emphasize major issues within the chapters and topics hopefully addressed in lecture. DO NOT assume that subjects missing from the study guide are not testable. * Introduction: Have a general understanding of what concepts make up the critical process and how they are applied. Know terms relating to how we define art: Formalism (structure), Instrumentalism (narrative), Mimeticism/Naturalism ("truthful" in appearance), Expressionism (emotion) Chapter One: The Ancient World Terms/Concepts: Early humans our peers, sympathetic magic (symbolic control of the environment), "Fertility figures", realism in terms of optical reality (naturalism) vs. stylized abstraction, development of two-dimensional art. Painting: 3-D Modeling of figures, lack Post and Lintel construction.) MESOPOTAMIA Terms/Concepts: Birth of civilization: Permanent settlements, specialization of labor, Cuneiform, Epic of Gilgamesh, organized religion, theocratic society, polytheism, social hierarchy, mathematics (60 minutes. .), wheel (and potter’s wheel), and lets not forget beer! In art: Conventionalization (proper manner over realism), scale and hierarchy (as it relates to social hierarchy): ziggurat (raised temple platform. .) and Tell Asmar figures. Function and characteristics of art seen in class: Sumerian votive figures, Babylonian Stele of Hammurabi (code of--know importance.). ANCIENT EGYPT Terms/Concepts: Hieroglyphics Geography, climate and culture. Stability and how it relates to the Old and New kingdoms. Upper and Lower Egypt. Religion, art and architecture , Ka. Know relevance of myth pertaining to Isis, Osiris, Seth, and Horus. Architecture: Imhotep (1 st known architect, responsible for turning impermanent structures into stone. Religious function of Piramids, variations across time (the mastaba, Old Kingdom pyramids, New Kingdom pylons & large temple complexes. Temple structure: Post and lintel; Rosetta stone. Akhenaten, Nefertiti and the Amarna period. Aten (god of sun disk). Be able to recognize New Kingdom Amarna style and feeling (casual, spontaneous, conveys emotion and genuine affection.). .
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Chapter Two: Aegean Culture And The Rise Of Ancient Greece Terms/Concepts: Covered Aegean civilizations: Minoans from Crete (c.1750 -1450 B.C.), Myceneans from Mainland (1450-1200). Formative myth and relationship to history:
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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