Category Archives: Art History

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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AP Your Favorite Artwork

Bring in a printed copy of your favorite artwork to class on Monday, May 11th.  Our next assignment will involve this image.  It needs to be a hard copy – not one on your phone or other device. This is a formative grade.

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AP Timeline: Realism to Dada

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. The timeline must also demonstrate the overlapping nature of some of these events.  How you […]

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AP Better Know an Artist: 4th Quarter

One of the challenges of this class is giving you a good sense of who these artists are. Sometimes we are restricted to studying a single piece, which does not give you a good sense of what they did, what they were about, and what they brought to the art world. To address this, we […]

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Critique: Bar at the Follies Bergere

Write a critique of the attached artwork.  For your convenience, the title of the work and the artist’s name are included in the name of the file.  Feel free to do a little research if you need to. We need … Continue reading

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AP Sacred Spaces

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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Museum Assignment: The Impact of Presentation, Scale, and Text

Quite a bit of how we feel about a work is determined by how we encounter it for the first time.  Artwork seen in person is nothing like artwork seen in a book or on a screen. Another important element … Continue reading

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Extra Credit!!!!1!!!one!

Like the title says:  EXTRA CREDIT! The KISD show starts today and on display is artwork from all the high schools and middle schools.  It is open late Monday, and is open on Saturday. : THE ANNUAL KISD VISUAL ART … Continue reading

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