Midterm Exam Study Guide

The midterm will be given on August 20 and will cover chapters 1 – 8



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Key Images
Be able to identify the title, artist and date of the following images.
Artist Title Date

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  Venus of Willendorf 25,000 - 20,000 BCE
Jan Van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding Portrait 1434
Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper 1495-98
Gianlorenzo Bernini Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecs 1645-52
Saint Terese of Avila in Ecstasy
Raphael Sanzio The School of Athens 1509

Jan Davidsz De Heem

A Table of Desserts 1640

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Grande Odalisque 1814
Large Odalisque
Edouard Manet A Bar at the Folies-Bergere 1881-82
Louisa Keyser Degikup 1904 - 1906
Spherical Basket
Georgia O'Keefe Red Canna c. 1924
Red Canna
Edward Weston Pepper #30 1930
Wayne Thiebaud Pie Counter 1963
Judy Chicago The Dinner Party 1974 - 79
Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi Witchetty Grub Dreaming 1980
Richard Serra Tilted Arc 1981
Tilted Arc
Liza Lou Kitchen 1991 - 94

Key Terms
Abstract Implied line Red figure style
Additive color system Intensity Rhythm
Atmospheric perspective Isometric perspective Saltcellar
Avant-garde Kitsch Scale
Balance Line Shade
Black figure style Linear perspective Shading
Chiaroscuro Mass Shape
Closed form Mural Space
Composition Naturalism Stylization
Contrast Non-objective Subordination
Craft Nonrepresentational Subtractive color system
Emphasis Oblique perspective Tint
Eucharist Odalisque Unity
Figurative Open form Value
Fine Art Organic Vanitas
Hue Picture plane Variety
Hydria Popular culture Volume
Idealism Proportion  

Questions to consider
What are the six purposes of art identified in lecture?
What things should a viewer consider when looking at a work of art?
Identify the primary, secondary and tertiary colors of the standard color wheel.
Identify and explain at least three kinds of color schemes.
What are the key principles of composition?

Identify and explain the disguised symbols used in Jan Van Eyck’s Wedding Portrait.

What motivated Judy Chicago to create The Dinner Party?
Why was Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc such a controversial work?  What happened to it?