Prehistoric Art Study Guide Essay

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STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST 1 (Prehistoric - Roman) FORMAT All questions will be multiple choice. Some will be accompanied by images while others will rely on your use of your knowledge without visual reference points. COVERAGE Visual Material: Selected from the works of art and architecture we have studied - see list below. These have all been discussed IN CLASS AS WELL AS IN THE TEXTBOOK or other readings. (If we do not cover all the works listed below in class, you will not be responsible for them on the test.) Information: You will be expected to know terms, important people, and concepts as well as relevant art historical and contextual information that were discussed in CLASS AS WELL AS additional information in the READING assignments that …show more content…
What are some of the most important religious, political, or other cultural issues for this culture? ART OBJECTS AND BUILDINGS: TYPES, SUBJECTS, MATERIALS and THEIR SIGNIFICANCE 2. What kinds of objects or types of buildings did we study from this culture? 3. What purposes did they serve for the culture? 4. What kinds of materials were art objects and buildings made of, and were there any particular reasons (either practical or symbolic) that those materials were chosen? 5. What types of subjects did we study in the artwork of this culture?

6. What ideas or experiences (cultural, historical, geographic, etc.) do they reflect? ARTISTIC STYLE AND URBAN DESIGN 7. How does the artistic style or the way a particular subject is represented address the ideas, values, needs of the particular culture that produced it? 8. How does the architecture or urban design of a culture express its values or circumstances? 9. Do significant changes in artistic style take place within the art of the culture? If so, what are they and what changes in thinking or experience do they reflect? 10. Do works of art or architecture made for this culture borrow stylistic forms or devices from another culture? If so, what and why? WORKS OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE Use the works of art and architecture, which were both discussed in class and in your reading, to outline your answers to the questions above. The works

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