Category Archives: Art History

AP Find Me: Color Schemes

Your assignment is to find images which demonstrate each of the following color schemes: Primary Secondary Analogous Complimentary Cool Warm High Key Low Key Monochromatic Neutral For the images I only want graphic, advertising, popular, or contemporary art.  I do … Continue reading

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AP Women are from Venus

The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago. Your assignment is to fully answer the question being asked of you, as if you were taking an AP test. You are allowed, and … Continue reading

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AP Architecture Scavenger Hunt

You are to (using the camera of your choice) bring in photos of architectural features.  For full credit, you must find and record 20 different architectural features with accompanying definition.  You are looking for architectural features which could be found … Continue reading

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AP Timeline: Prehistory to Greece

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things: The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below. The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events. … Continue reading

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Our First Tableaux Vivant

Attached our the photos from our first tableaux vivant.  I think if you click on the photo, you should be able to download.  If not, just let me know.   1st Place:  Fowling Scene   2nd place:  Darius and Xerxes … Continue reading

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AP Drawing to Understand Composition

“Drawing is a way to see.”  Since the early 1800’s art educators have put forth the idea that drawing is just one more way to understand a topic, whether it is a diagram to show a process, a map to … Continue reading

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AP Critique: Orozco

Today in class we went over the critique method.  A breakdown of the critique method can be found here. We then had some time in class to begin writing a critique of the work seen below. If you did not get … Continue reading

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AP Meet Smarthistory.org

Smarthistory.org can be an excellent resource and supplemental tool for your studies. For this homework assignment, I want you to bump around the smarthistory website and kind of explore what is available to you.  As you do so, I would … Continue reading

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AP Find Me: Elements and Principles

Your assignment is to find images which demonstrate each of the following terms: Formal Balance Informal Balance Color (intense) Line Proportion (unusual) Rhythm Texture Unity (aka harmony) Value Variety For the images I only want graphic, advertising, or popular art.  … Continue reading

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AP Mega Ultimate Super Extreme Tableaux Vivant (of certain doom)

There are really two reasons we do Tableaux Vivant. The first is to make you truly consider what the important details of an artwork are – if someone could only show you a select detail or two, what would those … Continue reading

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