Exam #1 Study Guide

Exam #1 will be held on Wednesday, March 2 and will cover Chadwick's Chapters 1 – 4 and Slatkin's Chapters 1 – 9

 

 

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

Thumbnail Image
(click on the image to go to it's lecture)

  Venus of Willendorf c. 30,000 - 25,000 BCE
  The Battle of Hastings from the Bayeux Tapestry c. 1086
Bayeux Tapestry
Hildegard of Bingen Scivias (illus. 15 on page 51) 1142-52
Scivias
  The Syon Cope Late 13th/ early 14th century
Christine de Pizan Opening page of the Book of the City of Ladies. 1405
Sofonisba Anguissola The Chess Game 1555
Levinia Teerling Elizabeth I when Princess c. 1559
Sofonisba Anguissola Self-Portrait 1561
Lavinia Fontana Noli Me Tangere 1581
Artemisia Gentileschi Susanna and the Elders 1610
Artemisia Gentileschi Judith Decapitating Holofernes c. 1618
Judith Leyster
The Proposition
1631
The Proposition
Elisabetta Sirani Portia Wounding Her Thigh 1664
Rachel Ruysch
Still Life with Plums
1707
Still Life with Plums
Maria Sibylla Merian Insect Metamorphosis 1727

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Terms
Know the definition of the following terms.
 
Allegory of painting
Flowerpiece
Patriarchy
Apprentice
Guild
Protestant
Baroque
Humanism
Reformation
Caravaggisti
Illuminated Manuscript
Renaissance
Chiaroscuro
Italian Renaissance
Still-life
Convent
Linear Perspective
Scivias
Counter Reformation
Male gaze
Tempera
Court painter
Northern Renaissance
Tenebrism
Embroidery
Oil paint
Vanitas
Eurocentricism
Opus Anglicanum
Virtuosa

 

 

People
Know the contributions, and the significance of those contributions, each of the following people made to women's art history.
Caravaggio
Christine de Pizan
Linda Nochlin


Questions to Consider

What motto are the ancient Greeks described as living by?  What information does this convey about women’s place in Greek society?

For what reasons did a medieval woman join a convent?
What does the Bayeux Tapestry commemorate?
When women were able to make art in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, what kinds of works did they produce?  What social circumstances often allowed women entry into a professional artistic career?
What is the Renaissance ideal of beauty and what artist/s helped to form it?
During the Renaissance, it became popular for husbands to have portraits painted of their wives in a distinctive manner. How were these wives customarily portrayed? What does this tradition say about the woman's place in Renaissance society?
Why are women largely absent from the art history of the Renaissance in Florence?
What influence did the Reformation have on the subjects considered by Northern Renaissance artists?
What are the differences between Italian and Northern Renaissance art?
What influence/ significance did the city of Bologna have to women's art history?
Who were the Biblical heroines Susanna and Judith? What are their stories? How does Artemisia Gentileschi depart from tradition in her depictions of these women?
What attributes does the allegory of painting have?