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ARTH 1102
MIDTERM EXAM
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Art history born in the 19th century!
categories added to the kind of images studied - video art, installation art, decorative arts!
organize art history chronologically, also according to geography !
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time periods defined by common characteristics - characteristic of a period!
zeitgeist = "time ghost" - spirit of the age!
commonalities, things that define art from this period!
harmony and stability of the renaissance!
create a common vocabulary!
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art historical periods give vocabulary, body of knowledge, but have to allow for dierences!
some works that don't quite fit the definitions, have to have a flexibility to look for similarities
and dierences!
time periods - high renaissance, ending of period is debated!
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Visual analysis/formal analysis - identify and describe visual properties and use them to
interpret meaning; period, regional, personal style!
medium/technique, size, composition, figures, line, light, color, brushstrokes, space!
changing of proportions,!
categories of visual analysis or formal description!
characteristics can be applied to any work of art!
important part of art history, describe through words!
what visual properties convey to us, convey the meaning and understand what the artist was
trying to communicate!
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Analyzing the subject matter - iconography!
the writing of images!
subject matter and its extended meaning play a role!
source - ex. bible, imagination!
essential to analysis!
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Contextual Art History - historical, social, cultural, religious, political!
interpretation between work of art and the period in which it was made!
what was the work's purpose!
modern artists - working in the studio, a desire or need to create, lone creator, expression!
sell the work of art!
pre modern period - made for dierent purposes, fill a particular need!
hired to make the piece of art, think about what the original function was, domestic or
public setting!
how does this commission determine what the work looks like!
have to understand the original context and what it meant to the original audience!
put ourselves in that mentality!
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Art as Mirror of Culture!
images in everyday lives, images with messages!
advertising !
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