HUM 2250 Test Three Study Guide
The test will be made up of 25 multiple choice/true or false questions, 7 vocabulary, and 3 short answer questions. This study guide covers all of the material that will be on the test. To prepare for the test:
1. Make sure you study the following vocabulary terms: Assemblage, Globalization, Kitsch, Performance Art, Photorealism, Vanitas, Video Art.
2. Familiarize yourself with the following artworks/artists/concepts:
• WWII summary
• Popular styles of WWII-era art (Surrealism and Abstraction)
• Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm
• Robert Rauschenberg’s combines
• Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book-inspired paintings
• Style and purpose of Vietnam War protest art
• What are Jim Crow laws?
• Aim of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
• Romare Bearden’s Prevalence of Ritual: Baptism
• Betty Saar’s Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Jeff Donaldson’s Aunt Jemima and the Pillsbury Doughboy
• Origins of the Civil Rights movement and Feminism
• Virginia Woolf’s theory on why there are few “great” female artists/writers from history
• In Mourning and In Rage
• Definition and origin of globalization
• Content and abilities of early TV
• Aim of Video Art
• Racial diversity on TV, past and present
• Characteristics of the American music scene of the late 20th century
• Roots of Rock N’ Roll and Hip Hop music
• Characteristics of Postmodernism
• What is “new media” and how is it different from traditional forms of culture?
3. You should also be able to answer the following questions:
• What is existentialism, and how does this philosophy relate to the time period in which it became most popular (the 1940s)? Use examples from the writings of Camus and Sartre, discussed in class, to help explain your definition of the concept of existentialism.
• What is the feminist...
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