David: Death of Marat, 1793
These images may be included in the identification but you should also use these images to develop comparisons and identify changes from the early Renaissance to the early 20th century.
Concepts and Ideas:
the rise of realism and its relationship to political and social developments
major differences between periods of art with respect to who the audience is (who looks at it and who commissions and/or buys it: note that these are not always the same) and what types of subjects dominate these periods
Note that I will try to structure the questions so that the answers will be brief. This may mean that I will list characteristics for a movement and ask you which ones belong and which ones do not (similar to the tables I put on the last two exams). I may ask you to give one or two reasons for the emergence of something in art or to identify one important difference between two movements, and so on. You should be prepared to think concisely and get to the point quickly.
The number of straight id’s will be between 25 and 40. I will also include examples of works by artists we’ve looked at but which you may not have seen before. You will have to determine either the artist or the style represented in the painting.
Remember that the final is worth 150 points. This means it will be longer than previous exams. You may bring one 3X5 index card.
You must use a pen for the exam.
Although you will not be writing long essays, I want you to bring a blue book with you. You buy them in the bookstore, usually at the cashier up front. If you do not bring one, you will not be able to take the test. And you must be on time. I will not repeat any images so if you miss any, you will be out of luck. Finally, you are not allowed to leave the room during an exam. If anyone does, I will take your test and give you a zero.