As previously mentioned in class, the Midterm will be in two parts: five pairs of comparisons and the choice of two essays. You will be given three essay questions of which you should prepare two. 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 the first lecture to the date given to you in class. 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.
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 essay you produce in class 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.
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.