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33 Cards in this Set

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Plaque With Warrior Attendants,Benin City,Nigeria,c.17th Century

Center is an impassive warrior king, flanked by two attendants, conveys absolute authority, power and strength.

Palette of King Narmer,Egypt, c.300 BCE

Relief carvings that depict and commemorate the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the glory of its victorious pharaoh.

Matthew Brady, Dead Confederate Soldier with gun, USA, 1865

Taken during the Civil War. First war to be documented in world history.

Pablo Piccaso, Guernica, Spain, 1937

This work dramatized the destruction of the Basque capital by Nazi fire bombs during the Spanish Civil war in 1937. Combines Surrealism and Cubism.

Phelix W. Weldon, USA Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 1954

commemorate the soldiers who died during the battle for Iwo Jima in WWII

Fransico Goya, The Third of May,1808, Spain, 1814(Romanticism)

Painted from the sketches the artist made at the real event, this work was a pivitol protest against Napoleon's occupational army in 1808 Madrid.

Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, France, 1830 (Romantiism)

Homage to the 1830 Paris revolt in France in which Eugene personifies liberty's fight against oppression of the people.

Lewis Hine, Leo, 48 inches high, 8 years old, Picks up Bobbins at 15cents a day, USA, 1910(progressive movement)

Exposed child laboring in mines and textile mills.

Jacob Lawrence, No.36 from the Toussaint L'Overture Series, USA, 1937-38

About a slave who led a revolt to abolish slavery in Haiti.

Yinka Shonibare, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads, England/Nigeria, 1998 (Colonialism)

Historical quotation, clothing an humor used here to protest the colonial past and to show the complexity of world trade and culture.

Vincent Van Gogh, Netherlands, Portrait of Dr. Gatchet, 1890

foxglove flower to symbolize his position. revealed much about himself as he did about his subject. observations about modern urban life

Chuck Close, Fanny Finger Painting, 1985, oil on canvas

lots of texture. detailed record of structure, pores, and wrinkles.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, USA, 1978

Questions whether a person's very self emanates from inner impulses or is molded from culturally given models.

Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer), c 450 BCE (Greek Classical Style, contrapostto)

Created the ideal body. Did this by making the proportions carefully controlled to the rest of the body parts.

Ancestor figure, c 1900, Baule Culture, Cote d lvoire, Africa

Ideal proportions in Africa mean that the human body is divided vertically, 1/3 head, 1/3 torso, 1/3 legs.

Gislebertus, The Last Judgement, France,Autun Catherdral, (Medieval)

shows humans rising from the dead on the last day while heaven is shown center left, and the scales of Judgement and Hell are at center right. body styles differentiate between holy and evil.

Michaelangelo, David, Italy, 1501-04, (Renissance)

The youthfulness of David is in his oversized hands and tension in his face. Nudes became ideal.

Richard Hamilton, Just What is it that makes Today's Homes So Different? So Appealing?, England, 1956, collage, pop art

mocks the notion that status can be aquired by purchasing consumer products, or by manufacturing an ideal body type for oneself.

Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, Russia, 1915

Re-creates and memorializes the experience of Jewish people in Russia at the end of the 19th century

Betye Saar, The Libertarian of Aunt Jemima, USA, 1972.

protests the ways that African Americans were often depicted in folk art and in commercial imagery.

James Luna, The Artifact Piece, USA, 1986, Installation/Performance.

makes simple sterotypes more nuanced and accurate. debunk a simplistic image of Native Americans.

Jacques Louis-David, Oath of the Horatii, France, 1784 (Neoclassiscm)

behaviors that reflect masculinity and femininty in the 18th century France. Neoclassiscm architecture was associated with masculinity and revolution.

Great Beaded Crown of the Orangun-Ila, Ila Orangun, Nigeria, 20th Century, Yoruba

Ruler in many countries are often distinguished by crowns and elaborate dress

Georges Seurat,Sunday on La Grande Jatte, France, 1884-86, Pointalism

middle class enjoyed increased leisure time in Europe at the end of the 19th century. Used intense color side by side.

Dorothea lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley, USA, 1936, The great Depression

one of the most famous images of the great depression. appeared in a San Francisico newspaper and created an outpouring of food donations to migrant workers.

Simon Rodia, Watts Towers, USA, 1921-1954, Los Angeles. Folk Art. Outsider Art

built by working class man over a span of 33 years.

Ashurbanipal II Killing Lions, Assyria, c. 650 BCE Limestone relief. Northern Iraq.

by fighting and killing lions, Assyrian rulers affirmed their own bravery and fitness to rule.

Spider, Nazca, Peru, c. 200-600, Nazca Culture(Nazca Lines)

brown surface rocks were scraped away to reveal yellowish surface below. human never saw thier work because of the massive size.

Claude Monet, Water Lily Pool, France, 1899,(Impressionism and Landscape)

worked outdoors to capture the color and brilliance of natural light. brush strokes are important in impressionism.

Ansel Adams, Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, Cali, 1944 Landscape

suggests a pristine space where no one has been before.

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, USA, 1970, earthwork, Great Salt Lake, Utah,

rocks were moved and dirt shaped to create this massive work

Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory, Spain, 1931 (Surrealism)

watches-devices of knowing and order

surrealism presents dreams, intuition and visions as a kind of knowledge

Joesph M.W Turner, The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her last Berth to be Broken Up, England, 1838

new technology regurarly replaces the old but the artist asks whether this represents actual progress or mere innovation