As mentioned on the Main Page, you will have four quizzes, worth 25 points each. These are intended to help you monitor your progress through the material of the course. You will be shown images and asked questions of sculptures representative of the material previously covered. You will not be shown slides of objects or other material used solely for comparison or as background to sculpture studies; ie, paintings, maps, illustrations of technical processes. As of this moment, the quizzes will proceed as below:
To check out how to do the slide comparison, look at the site I made up for Art 106. PLEASE FOLKS--There are still some students who aren't using the slide comparison format. If you've gotten big pink scrawls on your quizzes to that effect, please review this site. Thank you.
On the Single Slides After the identification (see below), you will want to tell me why this sculpture is important. If, for example, it is one of many works we've seen by a particular artist (ie, Donatello, Michelangelo), what is distinctive about this one? Here, it often helps to imagine how you'd explain this to a friend or your parents or your spouse...
What constitutes identification? You need to give me the name of the artist, the name of the work, its location if permanently installed (ie, Orsanmichele in Florence or St. Peter's in Vatican City/Rome), and the date within a reasonable amount of time. What is a reasonable amount of time? Usually within about five years. Note that in some of the comparisons, a knowledge of the dating of the two works will be an element of your answer.