On the Final

To be Written in Class, MONDAY, May 10
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.

As previously mentioned in class, the Final will be in two parts: five pairs of comparisons and the choice of two essays. As in the Midterm, you are to prepare three questions. Two will be given in class, and you will write about one.

Please review the format for the slide comparisons. Note that I will continue to take off points for not using the correct comparison format.

Material to be Covered: All of the sculptures from after the Midterm through the last day of class; that is, from lecture 13 through lecture 28. Please note that these are the sculptures discussed in class and listed on your slide sheets. Posting of slides or photographs in Voorhees Hall has been done to give you extra views of some of the works; it does not constitute the official list of sculptures and sculptors that you are to know. We have discussed this previously in class several times.

Links to Sculpture Lists and Essay Questions are below

Your essay needs to be a full and complete discussion of the topic; note that the comments about the number of artists and their works to be cited and described constitute the minimum. You will find ideas and answers to these questions in your lecture notes and in the readings. There are a number of relevant books on reserve for you in the Art Library. See also the page on the General Bibliography for more such titles. The final essay must, of course, express your own ideas. The specific citation of an author's opinion (ie, "Pope-Hennessy credits Michelangelo with the invention of the toaster") is a good idea to indicate the breadth of your research.

The final essay should be the equivalent of four to five regular standard (8.5 x 11) pages in normal size handwriting.

List of Sculptures to be Known for the Final

The Essay Questions for the Final

Student Questions About the Final
  1. "How many works of ancient sculpture should I know for the second essay question?"

    You should know generally about ancient Roman portraiture, meaning their interest in it. You should know what a triumphal arch is, you should know what the Marcus Aurelius is, and you should know generally about the Laocoon and its importance for 16th-century Italian sculpture. You should know that putti generally and sometimes specifically refer to ancient prototypes. If all of this sounds strange, you might want to take a look at your 105 textbook.

  2. "Help! There are slides listed on the "Slides to Know" sheet that aren't shown in any of our three main books. What to do?"

    Don't worry about it. When I copied the slide lists to the computer file, I didn't catch all the non-illustrated works. Sorry! Mille scusi!


Anyone who misses the final will have to provide evidence of a serious cause, such as illness. This evidence must be provided before any make up can be scheduled. Reasonable excuses do not include car breakdowns or sudden trips to the airport.

Left: The entity that administers the make-ups.

(Top Left)
Alessandro Vittoria.  Feminone.  1550s.  Main door, 
Marciana Library, Venice.

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