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  • Discovered by teenagers in 1940, these caves contain some of the finest prehistoric polychrome cave paintings, dating from 17,000 BCE. The Lascaux caves were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
  • Crossbow men from the Terracotta Army, interred by 210 BC, Qin Dynasty
  • Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, ca. 1511
  • It depicts the Goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore.Reproductions and variations on Botticelli's famous painting have been numerous in popular culture, including in advertising and motion pictures: A scene in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No with Ursula Andress rising from the sea was inspired by the painting. A stylized face of Venus is on the 10 cent Italian euro coins.
  • A prominent element within the painting, the winged angels beneath Mary are famous in their own right. As early as 1913 Gustav Kobbé declared that "no cherub or group of cherubs is so famous as the two that lean on the altar top indicated at the very bottom of the picture.
  • Left: Talbot, 1835.Right: Prokudin-Gorskii, 1915.
  • Left: Luncheon of the Boating Party, Renoir, 1880–1881, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.Right: The Starry Night, van Gogh, 1889, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • It was large in size, the first painting to be executed entirely in the Pointillist technique and the first to include a great many people playing a major role. Every detail is carefully planned. The work required sketches on panel, 25 drawings and three important preliminary studies.
  • Left: Hannah Höch, 1919, Staatliche Museum, BerlinRight: The Persistence of Memory, Dali, 1931, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson from atop Rozel Point, 2005
  • Left: Marilyn Diptych, Warhol, 1962Right: http://hubpages.com/hub/Amazing_Sidewalk_Chalk_art

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  • appreciating art from ancient times until the present
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  • Overview
    The History of Art
    Learn about the artists’ lives and influences and how they are reflected in their works. Hear the crazy stories you never knew about your favorite pieces!
    Explore the stylistic elements of different periods, movements and artists, and learn about how art influences our lives and why it is important.
    The following topics will be broken down into individual sessions which we will explore together!
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    Drawing Hands, M.C. Escher, 1948
  • Ancient World Art
    Journey to the ancient worlds of China, India, Japan, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and Egypt
    Learn about mythology and history
    Discover examples of architecture, sculpture, and earthenware
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  • Ancient World Art
    Laocoön and his Sons, Vatican Museums, Rome
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  • Hall of the Bulls28,000- 10,000 BCE, Lascaux, France
  • Ancient World Art – Did you know…
    While excavating a village near Baghdad in 1936, the mysterious 2,000 year old vase at the left was found
    A German archeologist performed an experiment by filling it with grape juice (as the ancients would have done), and it produced nearly 1 volt of electricity
    This proves our ancestors had battery technology over 1,800 years ago!
    It would have been used to electroplate objects with precious metals, such as gold and silver
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  • Ancient World Art
    The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum
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  • Chinese Art
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    Unearth ancient Chinese sculptures and ceramics
    Unlock the secrets of the Terracotta Army and its creation
    Learn about crafting methodology in the Jade Empire
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  • Chinese Art – Did you know…
    While studying the Terracotta Army, Pablo Wendel, a German graduate student, dressed up like an ancient warrior and hid amongst the statues.
    "I got to the area where he was supposed to be, looked around and didn't see him - he looked too much like a terracotta warrior," Hong Kong newspapers quoted a Chinese security guard as saying!
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  • Three GoddessesPhidias, 5th century BC, Greece
  • Italian Renaissance Painting
    Explore the mind and works of the mastersBotticelli, Michelangelo, Rafael, van Eyck, and da Vinci
    Learn about the social and religious impacts on Renaissance art
    Learn about the images and techniques used to create them
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    Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, ca. 1511
  • Detail, Ghent Altarpiece, Singing AngelsJan Van Eyck 1432
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  • The Birth of VenusBotticelli 1486
  • Detail, Sistine MadonnaRaphael 1513-1514
  • Italian Renaissance – Did you know…
    On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisawas stolen right off the wall in the Louvre!
    Oddly enough, the Mona Lisa wasn't even noticed missing until the following day. 
    Who would steal such a famous painting?  Why did they do it? Where was it hidden?  
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    Mona Lisa, da Vinci,
    ca. 1503-1519
  • Dutch Golden Age
    Understand everyday life of 17th century Netherlands and how it came to define the style of the Golden Age
    Meet influential artists of the period, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and van der Helst
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    Girl with the Pearl Earring, Vermeer, ca. 1665
  • Self PortraitRembrandt 1660
  • Detail, Justice, from Tomb of William the Silent, Hendrick de Keyser 1614- 1620
  • Dutch Golden Age – Did you know…
    March 18, 1990, 13 pieces collectively worth $300 million, including the Vermeer painting on the left, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museumin Boston.
    A reward of five million dollars is still offered for information leading to the return of this painting!
    Do you know where it is?
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    The Concert, Vermeer, 1664
  • Romanticism
    Recreate the emotional journey of the artists
    Discover the symbolic reflection of emotions and ideas in landscape
    Caspar David Friedrich, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Cole
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    Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Friedrich, 1818
  • Lake with Dead TreesThomas Cole, 1825
  • Romanticism – Did you know…
    Hudson River School painters helped shape our romantic ideas about the West, often exaggerating landscapes to what they should be rather than what they actually were
    This painting on the next slide, which hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., is over 9 feet wide!
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    Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bierstadt, 1868
  • Photography
    Acquire an overview of the development of photography and photographic practices
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  • Camera Obscurainvented 13-14th centuries
  • Picture of how Camera Obscura was used originally
  • Photography – Did you know…
    Photography was discovered by accident!
    The first picture took 8 hours to develop
    12 years later, the development process was shortened to 15-20 minutes
    Subjects had to be given rest breaks to be able to sit still for so long!
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  • Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
    Compare the realist elements of Impressionism to the abstract influences of Post-Impressionism
    Impressionists: Degas, Monet, Klee, and Renoir
    Post-Impressionists: van Gogh, Cézanne, Seurat, and Gauguin
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    Luncheon of the Boating Party, Renoir, 1880-1881, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
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    The Starry Night, van Gogh, 1889
    Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Mont Sainte- Victoire, one in series of paintingsCezanne, 1882-1887
  • A Sunday on La Grande JatteGeorges Seurat, 1884-1886
  • Impressionism and Post-ImpressionismDid you know…
    “Impressionism” comes from Monet’s painting on the next slide entitled “Impression, Sunrise”
    An art critic used the title to come up with the term “Impressionism” in an attempt to harshly criticize Monet, but it ended up being the name for an entire movement of painters and one of the most important styles in history!
    Can you see what makes this style unique?
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    Impression, soleillevant(Impression, Sunrise)
    Claude Monet, 1872, oil on canvas
  • Expressionism
    Presents the world in an utterly subjective perspective
    Understand how personal and environmental factors directly influenced the artists’ work and development
    Empathize with the artists on a new level
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    The Scream, Munch, 1893
  • Expressionism – Did you know…
    Kandinsky, who painted the picture on the next slide, is known to be the first abstract artist in the world!
    Do you like it? What does it look like to you?
    Kandinsky’s parents wanted him to be a lawyer...and he was a lawyer until age 30
    Now Kandinsky’s paintings hang in the Guggenheim in New York and sell for millions!
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    On White II, Wassily Kandinsky,
  • Dadaism and Surrealism
    Experiment with the abstract ideas and subconscious expressions of Dadaism and Surrealism
    See how and why anti-war sentiments sparked these movements across all media in the early 20th century
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    Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany,
    Hannah Höch, 1919
    Staatliche Museen, Berlin
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    The Persistence of Memory, Dali, 1931,
    Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Dadaism & Surrealism – Did you know
    The artist of the painting on the next slide started out as a wallpaper designer, but since 2008 he has an entire museum dedicated to his works!
    What is out of the ordinary in this painting? Do you see how the sky is sunny but the house and trees are dark, like it’s the night? Do you like this painting?
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    The Empire of Lights,
    Rene Magritte, 1954
  • Understand the anti-consumerist roots of the Land Art movement and discover examples of this often overlooked art form
    Land Art and Earthworks
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  • Land Art and Earthworks – Did you know…
    This giant spider shown on the next slide made over 2,200 years ago and was only discovered when a plane flew overhead in the 1930s!
    It is so large (over 1,000 feet across) that archeologists cannot explain how it was made… without help from the air
    Why and how do you think it was made?
    Some speculate this and other objects were carved into the desert floor for religious purposes, or to map the stars, or even that they were created by aliens!
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    Giant Spider, Nazca lines
    Peruvian Desert
  • Alternative Art
    Expand your horizons to include art forms that escape traditional classification
    Appreciate the simplicity of emerging art
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    Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol,
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    Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Alternative Art – Did you know…
    Claes Oldenburg created this sculpture in 1976 out of “velvety” Corten steel
    The steel turns a warm reddish brown as it weathers
    Oldenburg said that he was always “fascinated by values attached to size”
    This sculpture is nearly 50 feet high!
    Have you seen it before? Do you know where it is?
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  • Next time…
    The Great Pyramid of Giza
    More on Art of the Ancient World!
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  • Thank you!
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