June 20
Welcome to Art 3: Prehistoric to Medieval Art History




Here's a quick look at what's to come...



Modern illustration of pre-historic people painting











prehistoric tools
modern illustration of a variety of pre-historic arrowheads
Bison, from La Madeleine near Les Eyzies c. 15,000 - 10,000 BC. Reindeer horn, length 4".












ziggurat of Ur
Ziggurat of King Urnammu, Ur (El Muqeiyar), Iraq. c. 2100 BC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ancient_ziggurat_at_Ali_Air_Base_Iraq_2005.jpg
The Pyramids of Menkuare (c. 2533 - 2525 BC), Khafre (c. 2570 -2544 BC),
and Khufu (c. 2601 - 2528 BC), Giza.











Face Cover of the Coffin of Tutankhamen. 18th dynasty. Gold with inlaid semiprecious stones.











Statues from the Abu Temple, Tell Asmar, Iraq. C. 2700 - 2500 B.C. Limestone, alabaster, and gypsum, height of tallest figure approx. 30".











Toreador Fresco

The Toreador Fresco. c. 1500 BC. Height approx. 24 ½".











Ajax and Achilles Playing Draughts

Exekias. Achilles and Ajax Playing Draughts. c. 540 BC. Height 24".











Riace Warrior

Riace Warrior A, found in the sea off Riace, Italy. c. 450 BC. Bronze, height 6' 8".












Iktinos, Kallikrates, and Karpion. The Parthenon (view from the west), Akropolis, Athens. 448 - 432 BC.
Duane Preble, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank, Artforms. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002) 7th ed., 268.












Sarcophagus, from Ceveteri. c. 520 BC. Terra-cotta, length 6'7".











Augustus of Primaporta. Roman copy c. 20 AD of a Roman original of c. 15 BC. Marble, height 6'8".











The Colosseum, Rome. 72 -80 AD.










Dionysiac Mystery Cult Mural

Scenes of a Dionysiac Mystery Cult. Mural frieze. c. 50 BC. Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii.











Constantine the Great. Early 4th century AD. Marble, height 8'.











Animal Head, from the Oseberg ship burial. c. 825 A.D. Wood, height approx. 5".
Chi-Rho Monogram from Book of Kells, c. 800 AD? 13 X 9 1/2".











Pisa Baptistry, Cathedral and Campanile (view from the west). 1053 - 1272.











West Façade, Amiens Cathedral.  Begun c. 1220 – 36 and continued through 15th century.











Interior of Saint Denis. France, 1140 - 44; 1231 - 81.











auditory learners


Tactile-Kinesthetic Learner

note takers


The Learning to Learn Method

"Many of the barriers you face as a college student can be overcome by learning to use your existing assets - your own best thinking and problem-solving strategies." This semester, you'll learn to apply "learning methods based on natural thinking skills. These strategies will help you become an active learner and a successful student!"
The Four Learning to Learn Thinking Tools:
"Research shows that most successful learners use a combination of four strategies, or 'Thinking Tools':
1. Ask Questions - asking yourself questions engages your mind and provides solid links to new information.
2. Break Large Tasks into Small, Manageable Parts - make big assignments less intimidating.
3. Focus on Goals - consider what your overall goal is, and break that goal down by task, week and day.
4. Get Feedback - we'll work together to track progress towards overall and smaller goals.






As you read the Starter Kit, Introduction & first Chapter
Use the Four LTL Tools to facilitate your grasp of the content:
Ask yourself questions as you go along - write these on your note paper or in the margins of the textbook.
Divide the task into parts - What are the parts of the first reading assignment? How can I break those parts into manageable bites?
Work towards a specific goal - What do I aim to/ need to achieve by what deadline?
Get feedback on your progress - Is there a way that i can check to see if I'm going in the right direction? How canI list achieved objectives as I go?
Remember to always look for multiple paths and different solutions to the same problem! List and weigh your options. Being aware of the alternatives will allow you to think more clearly and act less impulsively.