Instructor: Dr. Sarah Fowler email: sbfowler@noctrl.edu
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WEEKLY ANALYSES
Due at class on the date listed

Sixth Analysis: Due no later than Tuesday, November 13 at class

For this last analysis you have a choice. You can either do Option 1, which is the same kind of analysis you have done before OR you can do Option 1, which gives you a chance to pull some things together for yourself.
 

OPTION 1
Answer the following question: Compare Crucifixion images from an Early Christian ivory (FIG. 11-21), a Byzantine mosaic  at Daphni (FIG. 12-22), a Carolingian manuscript cover (FIG. 16-15), and the Ottonian Gero Crucifix (FIG. 16-26). How is the mood different in each of the images, and how do the formal characteristics create the mood?

Be sure to use the language of art history in your discussion, including as appropriate, Form and Composition, Material and Technique, Space, Mass and Volume.

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OPTION 2
Write at least two pages. Pick three works from differing periods that reflect a theme you have noticed. Please write on at least two works you have not written on before and try to use periods that are not in a chronological sequence. One possibility would be a discussion of the shift in architecture from mass to volume. Or on the political/religious use of images [Egypt, Greece or Rome and Byzantium might be a possible triumvirate

Be sure to use the language of art history in your discussion, including as appropriate, Form and Composition, Material and Technique, Space, Mass and Volume.



Fifth Analysis: Due, Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Answer the following question:
  • Write at least two pages comparing the two Roman sarcophagi shown on FIGS. 10-71 and 10-72 , looking very carefully and describing what you see. First do a formal analysis using the following terms: Form and Composition,  Material and Technique,  Space, Mass and Volume. 

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  • Then do an iconographic analysis. How many people are shown in each scene, and what are they doing? How are they related to each other? What is each one doing? What is each one wearing? What do you think is the meaning of the different treatment of the hair? What accessories can you find? What do all these things tell us about the people that are depicted in the two scenes, and what is the meaning of each? 
  • Instructions

  • Write at least two pages and no more than 3. 

  • If you have any problems understanding what the terminology means, refer to the appropriate pages in the Introduction.


Fourth Analysis: Due Thursday, October 4, 2007
    Answer the following question:
     
  • Select a Minoan fresco and an example of an Egyptian wall painting and compare them. First describe the subject, then analyze each of the images using the following terms: form and composition; material and technique; space, mass and volume; line and color.
  • What differences do you see in the artists' approaches to composition and form, particularly in the depiction of motion and vitality? Which has the greatest sense of movement? Which elements contribute to that sense?

  • Instructions

  • Write at least one page and no more than 2. 

  • If you have any problems understanding what the terminology means, refer to the appropriate pages in the Introduction.


Third Analysis: Due Thursday, September 27, 2007
  • Answer the following question:
    • Compare the Head of the Sassanian King (FIG. 2-29) with the Death mask of Tutankhamen (Frontispiece Chapter 3). What similarities and what differences do you see? Analyze each of the portraits using the following terms: form and composition; material and technique; space, mass and volume; line and color. 

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  • Instructions
    • Write at least one page. 

    • If you have any problems understanding what the terminology means, refer to the appropriate pages in the Introduction.


Second Analysis: Due Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • Answer the following question:
    • Compare the paintings in the Chauvet cave (FIG. 1-12) with the Deer Hunt from Çatal Höyük (FIG. 1-17). Analyze each of the images and note the major differences that you see in the handling of each of the elements. Use the following terms: form and composition; material and technique; line and color; space, mass and volume.
  • Instructions
    • Write at least one page. 

    • If you have any problems understanding what the terminology means, refer to the appropriate pages in the Introduction


First Analysis: Due Thursday, September 13, 2007
  • Answer the following question: 
    • A local museum has hired you to identify and attribute a work of art in its collection. Describe how you would proceed.
  • Instructions
    • Write at least one page. 
    • If you have any problems understanding what the terminology means, refer to the appropriate pages in the Introduction
Ballet Comique de la Reine - France, 1582Ballet Comique de la Reine: 1582/FranceLa Sylphide: 1832/FranceFirebird: 1910/RussianSymphonic Variations: 1946/Great BritainAureole: 1968/United StatesRite of Spring [Bausch]: 1975/Germanysetstats