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ARTH 1900 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Handicraft, Movie Palace

What is contemporary art? Putting in a historical context - High art vs Low art - Different meaning over time - High and low art are frames of reference - Shape the way we think of art - ...

Art History
ARTH 1900
Shelley Hornstein
ARTH 1900 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Perfect Illusion, Negative Space

Elements of Art Notes The elements of art are components of a work of art that can be isolated and defined - They are building blocks to create a work of art Line ...

Art History
ARTH 1900
Shelley Hornstein
ARTH 2541 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Barrel Vault, Whitewash, Metalworking
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Test Review 1 partially cut stone and partially rubble construction post-1016 into the 12th century round headed arches romanesque construction shifts mid w...

Art History
ARTH 2541
Malcolm Thurlby
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Eleman Languages, Headhunting, Marquesas Islands
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Oceania Before 1980 Australia and Melanesia Bark Painting Aboriginal painters often depicted dreamings Dreamings- ancestral beings whose spirits pervade the present Uses an x-ray style shows both external appearance as wel...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson
ARTH 2541 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Glastonbury Abbey, Purbeck Marble, Ely Cathedral
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National Styles of Gothic: Rayonnant in France and Decorated in England Glastonbury abbey: Lady Chapel painted faux masonry painted detailing pointed...

Art History
ARTH 2541
Malcolm Thurlby
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Nkondi, Reliquary, Consecration
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Africa 1800-1980 Fang Bieri Sculptures Guard cylindrical bark boxes of ancestral bones reliquaries The figures have the bodies of infants and the muscularity of adult...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Takahashi Yuichi, Hokusai, Yosa Buson
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Japan 1333- 1980 Yosa Buson master of Haiku leading literati painter inspired by Chinese works distinctive palette pale colours abstract, bold brushwork Katsushika Hokusai adopted the low horizon line of western works Japa...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Lydenburg, Tassili (Album), Raffia Palm
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Africa Before 1800 Prehistory and Early Cultures One of the oldest artworks ever discovered stone plaque charcoal painting depicts some type of unidentifiable animal strict profile ...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Haniwa, Tumulus, Yodo River
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Japan before 1333 Japan Before Buddhism Jomon Middle Jomon Pottery Earliest art form of Japan Characterized by applied clay coils and striped incisions Sometimes very elaborate Yayoi Dotaku modelled after Han bells ritual ...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson
ARTH 2541 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Ripon Cathedral, Purbeck Marble, Rib Vault
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English Gothic London Temple Church Mostly 20th century restoration after the war 12th century consecrated in 1185 London templars moved to this new temple in 1161 window a...

Art History
ARTH 2541
Malcolm Thurlby
ARTH 2541 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Pilaster, Tracery, Contrapposto
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French Gothic Reims other style of gothic distinct ambulatory more practical Sugers open chapels didnt allow for private masses- this does massive buttresses between the chapels one has a staircase completely rib vaulted 3...

Art History
ARTH 2541
Malcolm Thurlby
ARTH 2620 Lecture 10: Romanticism part 3
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Barque of Dante (1822) crossing the river styx into hell dante and virgil surrounded by the figures of the damned first time the divine comedy was represented in western art reinterprets the raft of the medusa ...

Art History
ARTH 2620
Brian Grosskurth
ARTH 2541 Lecture 8: Intro to Gothic
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beginnings of gothic degree of uniformity of opinion (for once) in architecture and sculpture with saint-Denis as the beginning of gothic Saint Denis suger modifies th...

Art History
ARTH 2541
Malcolm Thurlby
ARTH 2620 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Philipp Otto Runge, Pantheism, Omnipotence
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Regatta At Argenteuil- Monet (1872) Impressionism rejects classical idealization formal perfection is disregarded in turn for natural perfection and life Monet painted from a studio-boat pictorial truth ...

Art History
ARTH 2620
Brian Grosskurth
ARTH 1130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Seokguram, Celadon
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Korea Silla Crown gold and jade attests to the wealth of the kingdom as well as the skill of its artists may feature stylized tree and antler forms symbolizing life and supernatural power Bodhisattva Maitreya introduction ...

Art History
ARTH 1130
Monique Johnson

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