Exam 1 Study Guide

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Exam 1 Study Guide :: Art 1010 Art Appreciation :: Fall 2011 :: Professor Anderson

Chapter 1

The methods of prehistoric painters

The most important meaning of an artwork (according to Getlein)

The relationship between perception and art

The reasons why art is made, and the tasks art accomplishes

Familiarize yourself with the following images from the text: Vanitas, tim Hawkinson’s “Emoter,” Stonehenge,

Chapter 2

How to determine the following aspects of a work of art: form, subject, context

The differences between representational, non-representational, and abstract works.

How the definition of the word art has changed across time.

How Van Gogh

A definition for Trompe l’oeil

Familiarize yourself with the following images from the text: Ann Hamilton’s “Mantle,” van Eyck’s “Arnolfini Portrait,”

Chapter 3

The themes of art, as defined by Getlein

The meaning of Iconoclasm

Places from the text designed to be places of worship

How to determine if a work of art is about art itself

How to determine if works in the landscape are about more than an illustration of the landscape (if there is any underlying meaning)

How a history painting can be interpreted as a political or social work of art.

Familiarize yourself with the following images from the text: Cimabue’s “Madonna Enthroned,” the unknown artist’s “Rathnasambhava, the“Transcendent Buddha of the South,” Jeff Wall’s “A Sudden Gust of Wind,” Robert Smithson’s “The Spiral Jetty,” Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,”

Chapter 4

The function of lines

The difference between organic and geometric shapes

Means of defining mass in a drawn or painted work

Additive color mixing (the mixing of light)

Subtractive color mixing (primaries, secondaries, tertiaries, and their color harmonies)

Pattern, mass, area, shape, volume, value,

Elements of linear and atmospheric perspective

Raphael’s “Madonna of the Meadows,” and Albrecht Durer’s “The...
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