Survey of Western Art History 132

Renaissance to Contemporary

The Midterm


Andrea Mantegna. Ceiling of the Camera Picta, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

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The MIDTERM is Wednesday, 18 October

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

The In-class Essay. There will be three topics for a short essay which you will research from our text and lectures. You will prepare two 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 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.

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 good exuse--a note from the doctor (on official stationary), etc. Acceptable excuses do not include trips to the airport, car breakdowns, and oversleeping.

E-MAIL ME ( IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I will also have extra office hours before the midterm as well. You can also always e-mail me.


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