Introduction
 
Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
- Leonardo da Vinci


Map of the Early Renaissance World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?)

Jan Van Eyck. Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?). 1434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli. The Birth of Venus. c. 1484-86.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David

Michelangelo. David. 1501-4.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mona Lisa

Leonardo. Mona Lisa. c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstasy

Gianlorenzo Bernini. Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstasy. 1645-52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravaggio. Entombment. 1603-4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall of Mirrors

Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Charles Le Brun. Hall of Mirrors, Palais de Versailles. Begun 1678.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornelia Points to Her Children as Her Jewels

Angelica Kauffmann. Cornelia Points to Her Children as Her Treasures. c. 1758.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacques-Louis David. Death of Marat. 1793.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Gericault. Raft of the Medusa. 1818-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Artist's Studio

Louis-Jacques-Made Daguerre. The Artist's Studio. 1837.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stone Breakers

Gustave Courbet. The Stone Breakers. 1849.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edouard Manet. Le Dejeuner (The Luncheon on the Grass). 1863.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robie House

Frank Llloyd Wright. Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago. 1906 - 09.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'AVignon. 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Umberto Boccioni. Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. 1913.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bauhaus

Walter Gropius. Bauhaus Building, Dessau. 1925 - 26.

 

 

 

 

 

Have No fear- He's A Vegetarian

John Heartfield. Have No Fear- He's A Vegetarian. 1936.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salvador Dali. The Persistence of Memory. 1931.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Hopper. Nighthawks. 1942.

 

 

 

 

 

The Scream

Edvard Munch. The Scream. 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it ART?

 

 

 

Mona Lisa

Leonardo. Mona Lisa. c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donatello. Mary Magdalen. 1430s-50s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Slave Ship

Joseph Mallard William Turner. The Slave Ship. 1840.
Tansey, Richard C. and Fred S. Kleine. Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Tenth ed. Vol. 2. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996. 2 vols.

 

 

 

 

 

Manet. Luncheon on the Grass (Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe). 1863.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Boulevard du Temple

Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre. Le Boulevard Du Temple. 1839. Daguerreotype.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank.
Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Life with Chair Caning

Pablo Picasso. Still Life with Chair Caning. 1911 - 12.
Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. (Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996) Tenth ed., 1049.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fountain

Marcel Duchamp. Fountain. 1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictionary definition = the quality, production or expression of what is beautiful, appealing or of more than ordinary significance
Art for Dummies definition = art happens when anyone in the world takes any kind of material and fashions it into a deliberate statement

 

 

 

 

 

What to consider when looking at art?
Chronology - When was it made?
Provenance - Where was it made?
Style - How does it look?
Iconography - What symbols are used?
Artist - Who made it?
Meaning, Cause and Context - What does it mean? Why was it made? Under what circumstances was it created?