Crash Course in Art History, Review 1

CHOOSE ONE of the following artistic periods (I would suggest choosing the one which interests you the most). VISIT the assigned Smarthistory.org links for that artistic period.  Then ANSWER THE ASSOCIATED QUESTIONS using the information gained from those links, your textbook, your notes, and our discussions.  Your answers should reflect knowledge gained from the video and article links provided, in addition to any other resources or previously learned information.

This is due Monday, 9/17, by 11 pm.


Renaissance Art Resources and Questions:

https://smarthistory.org/the-study-of-anatomy/ (article)

https://smarthistory.org/how-to-recognize-italian-renaissance-art/  (video)

  1. How does Renaissance art differ from the preceding Gothic Art style?
  2. What two reasons were Renaissance patrons commissioning religious artworks?
  3. What characteristics do most artworks from this artistic period/style share?
  4. Renaissance artists wanted to create life-like, naturalistic figures. What impediments did they face in their study of the human body?
  5. Share one other thing you learned about the Renaissance from either the video or the article.

Baroque Art Resources and Questions:

https://smarthistory.org/a-beginners-guide-to-baroque-art/ (article)

https://smarthistory.org/how-to-recognize-baroque-art/  (video)

  1. How does Baroque art differ from the preceding Renaissance style?
  2. What characteristics do most artworks from this artistic period/style share?
  3. Do Baroque works seem driven by intellectual concerns, or more by emotional concerns?
  4. What conflict(s) serve as the backdrop for the Baroque Period?
  5. Share one other thing you learned about the Renaissance from either the video or the article.

Impressionist Art Resources and Questions:

https://smarthistory.org/a-beginners-guide-to-impressionism/ (article)

https://smarthistory.org/how-the-impressionists-got-their-name/  (article)

https://smarthistory.org/looking-east-how-japan-inspired-monet-van-gogh-and-other-western-artists/ (video)

  1. What was the Salon and what was the Impressionists’ relationship to this organization?
  2. Specifically, how did the art movement get its name?
  3. What characteristics do most artworks from this artistic period/style share?
  4. Specifically, how did Japanese artwork impact the appearance of Western art?
  5. Share one other thing you learned about Impressionism from either the video or the article.
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