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University of California - Santa Barbara
Art History

Final exam, TBA, (30%) The final exam will include course material covered from February 4th through March 7th. It will include a mix of multiple choice questions, identification of architectural elements on floorplans and elevations, short essay questions based on a single object or monument, and one longer essay question. As in the midterm, you may be asked to identify and define terms, names, concepts, or provide general historic information. Be prepared to relate each term to a relevant image from the course. The assigned readings are particularly important for the short answer/essay questions. I will distribute a study sheet with a reduced list of monuments in the final week of classes. Final exam. Format and examples. ● 10-minute essays (x 2) ● definitions/examples (x 5) ● Multiple choice ● Fill-in-the blank section ● Patron-artist-monument / gift-patron-recipient mix and match Essay: ● Establish strong thesis statement and topic sentences, which address the prompt ● Successfully incorporate themes, concepts, and material from lecture and readings ● Provides appropriate monuments and works of art for a comparison ● Uses course vocabulary in a clear way ● Provides accurate formal analysis focusing on main features Topic Sentences: ● Realistic idealism is utilised in order to depict the patron in the most flattering way, enhancing their image and social status ● Portraiture was used as a status symbol because of its historical religious and dynastic associations. Course themes (second half) 1. Art, space, and power 2. Changing status of the artist (new theories about art) 3. Portraiture, self presentation 4. Art and diplomacy 5. Humanism and the antique past 6. New patrons and artworks 7. Word/ image relations 8. Art and cultural exchange Lecture outlines: ● Each lecture is structured around 3-4 main points (lecture questions) ● Each object/ monument is used to support these points ● Typically a second or third object is brought in to extend or complicate the initial point ● Each object is examined for what it can tell us about the culture that produced it ● Definitions are placed where they first appear, doesn't mean they become irrelevant later Tips: ● PATRONS (people commission things that relate to them) ● Programs (complete cycles of images with messages) ● Texts ● Course readings ● Study guide (gauchospace) ● Definitions DEFINITIONS: Lecture #9 Narrative= a representational mode that presents an event or series of events unfolding over time Linear perspective= a technique for creating illusionistic space using geometric devices Lecture #10 Trompe l’oeil= an illusionistic representation that deceives the eye into perceiving an object as real, such as a fly painted on a frame Book of hours= a quasi-liturgical book containing the eight canonical hours or daily round of devotional prayers to be recited in private. Portraiture= Recreation of the likeness or presence of a specific person or group of people Lecture #11 Chiaroscuro= Italian for “light-dark”; a term used to describe the effects of light and dark in a work of art, particularly when they are strongly contrasting Panegyric= praise Typology= connection between Old Testament events and the life of Christ Lecture #12 Human proportion= the quantitative relationship of the parts of the human body to each other and to the whole body Contrapposto= posture of a sculpted figure standing at rest with weight shifted onto one leg; shows a body in balance but implies past and future movement all’antica= An Italian term meaning 'in the manner of the ancients' used for works of art and architecture that revive the style and principles of the classical past Lecture #13 Tenebrism= more intense form of chiaroscuro in which the bright sections seem spotlighted and darkest shadows are impossible or nearly impossible to penetrate Illusionism= In painting, the attempt to make images that seemingly share or extend the three-dimensional space in which the spectator stands. . . For imagery, the painter may represent a flat surface from which planes jut and recede to a slight depth Bel composto: a beautiful whole; it refers to the Baroque unity of the arts Concetto= conceit Lecture #14 Absolutism= absolute authority of ruler Allegory= representation of an abstract quality or idea through a series of symbols or persons given symbolic meaning Caprice= a sudden unpredictable condition, change, or series of changes intended to enliven, add brilliance, or add whimsy Lecture #15 Genre= a category of painting defined by the academies, subdivided into major and minor genre; also paintings of everyday life Impasto= heavy, three-dimensional laying-on of paint, sometimes with a painter’s knife Absorption= the depiction of figures so deeply engrossed in what they are doing, feeling, and thinking that they strike the viewer as wholly unaware of anything else, including the presence of the viewer before the painting Lecture #16 Shahnama= the Iranian national epic, completed in 1010 by the poet Firdawsi; it tells the stories of Iran’s pre-Islamic kings and heroes; “Mirror of Princes” Cosmopolitanism= an awareness of cultural traditions beyond one’s own, and a willingness to draw on these foreign sources in forming one’s own identity Khil’a= Arabic term meaning “robe of honor”; personal robes or Islamic ruler gifted to subordinates Lecture #17 Regalia= emblems or ins
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