*Take 15 - 20 minutes to ask the following questions to the people in
*Origin (Place of Birth)
*If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
Introduction Writing Reflection
*Write a complete one page response on a separate sheet of paper
based on one of the following five options:
1) What does the word art mean to you?
2) If applicable, who is your favorite visual artist or type of art and why
East Los Angeles College
Art 103: Art Appreciation I
Transfer: CSU, UC
Instructor: Ms. Brown, Wendi
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: M/W 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. SGEC 117
Class Meeting Days/Time: Monday/Wednesd
Introduction to Art History
What is Art History?- It is the study of the original cultural context of art made in a
certain historical time period.
Questions Art Historians Ask*How old is it?
-Physical evidence- What kinds of materials were used? Ex. bron
Kiln: a specialized oven or furnace used for industrial
processes such as firing clay for pottery or bricks and for
drying materials such as hops or timber.
Glaze: a coating applied to pottery to seal and decorate the
surface; it may be colo
MUDRAS: SIGNS (Sanskrit)
These are regarded as physical expressions of different states of being
& are also used during meditation.
ABHAYA MUDRA: have no
fear, this gesture is of
reassurance, blessing, and
protection. The right hand is at