Survey of Western Art History 132

Renaissance to Contemporary

The Midterm

Midterm
Alberti pic
Leone Battista Alberti.
Palazzo Ruccellai, Florence.
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The MIDTERM

The MIDTERM is discussed here

The Midterm for both of the Tuesday/Thursday classes will be given Thursday, 6 March
The Midterm for the Monday class will be Monday, 17 March
There will be no earlier or later Midterms given
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The Midterm will cover the art we discussed in class from the beginning of the course through the class before the exam.

The Content of the Midterm

For the Midterm, you will be writing an essay in class which you will have prepared before the day of the Midterm. There will be three topics for an essay which you will work up from our text and lectures. You will prepare two of these as essays outside of class. When you come to class on the day of the Midterm you will be given a piece of paper with two of the topics (1 & 2, or 2 &3, or 1 & 3). You will write on one of these two topics in class during the exam.

You may use works of art in the text (Art Through the Ages) which we did not discuss in class. However, do not go past the point we have reached in class. For each work of art you cite, give the name, the artist, and something to indicate the time period.

You will need to discuss with reasonable thoroughness 6-8 works of art for each question. Do not just make a list of works of art.

You will need to indicate a date (easiest way to do this is to put everything in chronological order, and cite the date period at the beginning and the end).

You may find it useful to discuss this with others in this class; however, make sure that your essays are different--identical essays from any two people will be cause for failure.

You may e-mail me with questions about approaches but PLEASE don't send me your essay or even large parts of your essay--I can't vet it for you.

The completed essay should be 4-5 standard handwritten pages long.

DO NOT MISS THE MIDTERM If you do, you must present me with compelling evidence of your excuse--a note from the doctor (on official stationary), etc. Acceptable excuses do not include trips to the airport, extra vacations, car breakdowns, and oversleeping.

E-MAIL ME (acd@efn.org) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I will also have extra office hours before the midterm as well.



THESE ARE THE TOPICS FOR THE MAKE-UP MIDTERM
  1. Discuss the use of fresco from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
    
    
  2. Discuss religious painting from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
    
    
  3. Discuss depictions of the human body in painting or in sculpture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

THESE WERE THE TOPICS FOR THE MIDTERM FOR THE MONDAY CLASS
  1. Discuss developments in architecture over the 14th to 16th centuries.
    
    
  2. How do tempera, oil paint, and the fresco technique affect painting during the 14th to 16th centuries.? You should use examples from both Northern Europe and Italy.
    
    
  3. Discuss the characterization of either men or women from the 14th to 16th centuries.
THESE WERE THE TOPICS FOR THE MIDTERM FOR THE TUESDAY/ THURSDAY CLASSES
  1. Discuss examples of secular commemoration in art. These may be any combination of painting, sculpture, or other media.
    
    
  2. Discuss developments in sculpture from the earliest works we have looked at through the sixteenth century in Italy.
    
    
  3. Discuss the characteristics and innovations of Northern European art.


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