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Department
Art History
Course Code
ARTH 260
Professor
Cathleen Hoeniger
Study Guide
Final

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Queen's
ARTH 260
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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ARTH 260 week 1
Intro
Ruins of the Ancient City of Pompeii, S. Italy, buried under tons of pumice
and volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, and
unearthed during the 18th-19th C.
This is one of the most devastating environmental disasters in history
From the 1st C tot eh 18th C the city was only known from literature
Originally in the beginning of the dig, the diggers were not careful and
destroyed some of the ancient city
Unethical archeological practices, looting and pillaging on the
site, trafficking of art found on archeological sites
These uethial praties reai a prole i toda’s
society as well.
Interpretation of creative works left by humans
Focus on architectural structures
Many works of art and architecture created over the ages no longer survive
or become ruins
Environmental disasters are a big factor
As the planet changes, so does the landscape of the Earth
Impact of hum violence
Destruction of exemplary works of architecture
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Unfortunately, this type of violence is still thriving, it is only increasing
in popularity and as this continues, the more history will be lost and
eventually forgotten
This will only take humanity backwards,
Destroying a major work of art has been recently made a crime
Bamiyan Giant Buddhas, dating from the 6th C and standing 38 and 55 m tall
within rock caves in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan.
Destroyed by the Taliban w/dynamite in 2001
UNESCO = made up of committees of experts which is a UN agency meant to
protect cultural properties in the world
Syria
Palmyra, Syrian Arab Republic, The Temple of Baalshamin (2nd C).
Blown up by ISIS in 2015
Palmyra was an ancient city in the late Roman empire
The city (in ruins today) was a combination of eastern and western
architectural traditions, an amazement in architecture
George Crunshank, British propaganda cartoon of Napoleon and his soldiers
“eizig the Italia Relis, 1815
What is this course about?
- The impact of war on civi
War has taken an enormous toll on civi since the earliest records
i the aiet orld to toda’s so
- War will be understood to encompass various forms of mil conflict
Armed conflict = a pol conflict in which armed combat involves
the armed forces of at least 1 state, and in which at least 1,000
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