ART HISTORY INTRODUCTION
Over the year we will study:
Visual Art; pictures, sculpture, and architecture
-describe the benefits of studying the history of art
-discuss the artistic impulse
-understand the different ways are is valued
-explain the comparison of artists with gods
-compare the use of space in two- and three-dimensional objects
-distinguish between art history and archaeology
-describe the methodologies of art and cite examples of each
-understanding the dating systems AD and BC
Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait before his Easel
Arrangement in Black and Gray James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Jan van Eyck,
The Virgin in a Church, c. 1410 - 25
Meret Oppenheimer Fur covered Cup Saucer and Spoon
-list and define the formal elements of art.
-identify the expressive qualities of line, shape, and color.
-understand the nature of linear perspective.
-compare shading with shadow.
-describe the color wheel and the properties of color.
-explain the relationship of black and white to color.
-use stylistic terminology to describe an image.