ESSAY: PARAGRAPH ANSWER: One or two questions requiring a paragraph response
worth about 15%
EXTRA CREDIT: Information from the class or text that was not used in the test with the exception of the assigned images (the list above).
IMAGES -#13 listed below will be worth about 35%:
Identify by 1) title, 2) artist (if given), and 3) style (as given below) and be prepared to write a 50 word (min.) paragraph on each:
Monet, “Impression, Sunrise”- p5-117
Egungun Mask, West Africa (handout)
Nail Fetish/ Power figure – Central Africa - Book 3-p 94
Queen Mother – West Africa Book 3-86
Mondrian, “Composition”– abstraction (OR purism)- 6-19
Picasso “Ladies of Avignon Street” – Cubism- 6-7
Brancusi “ Bird in Space” – Abstract sculpture – 6-16
Eiffel Tower, Paris , 19th century 5- 107
“Villa Savoye” – Modern “International” style architecture – 6-23
Wright – Fallingwater – Modern “Organic” style architecture – 6-21
EXPRESSIONISM (both artists also “Post-Impressionism):
Van Gogh “Starry Night” Expressionism (is also post-Impressionism) p 5-135
Munch, “The Scream” (is also post-Impressionism) p 6-38
Dali, Persistence of Memory, Surrealism- 6-45
Discuss the African continent geography, climate, size, etc.
Describe the “people” of Africa
Discuss the mask and the masquerade.
Discuss traditional African religion.- define terms-- “taboo” “shaman” . . . .etc
Discuss African literary tradition – poetry, myths, etc.
Discuss the differences between African and traditional western art.
Discuss the role of dance for the Ashanti people
Discuss the role of the queen mothers
Discuss the god Eshu.
Discuss impressionism; what was the “change” in painting, including technique and subject matter?
Which composer attempted to create impressionistic music?
What were some of the causes of anxiety at the turn of the 20th century?
What was the prevailing mood? Some world events?
Very briefly discuss the ideas of intellectual thinkers who had a lasting influence on the 20th c. – such as Freud, Nietzsche, Darwin, Einstein, Marx
Discuss the (modernist) changes in literature, painting, sculpture, monuments, music, and architecture- what made a work “modern?”
Give an example in each discipline and explain the change.
Discuss Cubism, abstraction, Expressionism, Surrealism as artistic movements. What were some influences that brought about these art movements, including non-western?
Give examples of each style from art, film, music, and/or literature. What characteristics in the given work make it Cubist, Expressionistic or Surrealistic?