The Final for the Honors Section of Art 132


Date of the Final:

The Final will cover the art we discussed in class and covered in our text.

The exam will consist of an essay which you will research using the material in the text and from the lectures. You may use art that was not discussed in class, but is part of the Western survey portion. Otherwise, you need to use no fewer than six and no more than eight images.

There are three essay choices. You are to pick two and write them up in advance. When you come to class on the day of the final you will be given a piece of paper with two of the three essay choices. You will pick one and write it out in class. No notes of any sort are allowed and no slides will be shown.

For each essay, you will need to cite 6-8 works of art and use three artistic periods.

Completed essays should be 5-6 pages long.

You are encouraged to get together with other students in the class to discuss your responses. However, duplication of essays among students will cause both or all to be failed in the final exam and perhaps in the class itself.

If you have to leave the room during the Final for any reason you cannot return.

If you miss the Final a make-up will be allowed for only the most persuasive reasons.

Essay Topics for the Final

You may use works of art from any of the chapters in the text.

  1. Discuss the development and the changing symbolism of the classical language in architecture over three artistic periods. You may use 20th-century buildings also.
  2. In every artistic period there were artists who believed that they were working in the "Modern Style." In some cases, this meant a new style, in others a revival or reworking of an older style. Discuss three examples of this interest in modernism. You might wish to organize your examples as a series of contrasts. You did not need to choose adjoining periods.
  3. Discuss the changing aspects of sculpture from the 15th to the 20th century.

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