Midterm Art Historical Analysis
Due: Thursday October 25th by Noon
DIRECTONS: Using examples from the weekly module content (only Weeks 2 – 8, Chapters 1 – 6), compose a 4-page response (using proper essay etiquette) to one of the following statements of your choice:
1. Different cultures and time periods often share similar interests, techniques, ideas, styles, and aesthetics.
2. Ideas about representing reality and/or representing realistically have fluctuated over time depending on historical and cultural context.
3. Ideas of ‘beauty’ (or, representations of ‘beauty’) have shifted over time depending on historical and cultural context.
4. Rulers have often employed creative artifacts to aid their governance.
NOTE: This long-answer essay response is “open-book” and will require you to use sources such as the course textbook, the video tutorials, or other links, books, articles, or information from outside sources. All of these sources MUST be cited using proper MLA or CMS-style citations. See Citing Sources on the Consortium Library site for help.
TIP: Don’t try to write about everything we’ve seen so far in this course. Limit yourself to a few examples from 2-3 different cultures, styles, or time-periods. Choose examples which best represent your chosen statement.
WEEK 2: Art in the Stone Age – https://youtu.be/KDaQ7GMrpBU?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt-dRHooEWNyHC56SrXsIj8u
WEEK 3: Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia – https://youtu.be/b32h6MYr7Ig?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt8O5Vn-pRZd0-uhGIsnJ9LC
WEEK 4: Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra – https://youtu.be/dmyi6plcBwc?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt8mUS3Fy7_ZFe-L2SxMFnL0
WEEK 5: The Prehistoric Aegean – https://youtu.be/ttO9EfHun8E?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt-iuzt1eAdTijGFrMsKQGWH
WEEK 6: Ancient Greece (part i) – https://youtu.be/a_aMp06eK-w?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt8Fdw5uWRsXULyPUr2y9Qsp
WEEK 7: Ancient Greece (part ii) – https://youtu.be/8DMS0kH20pU?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt8Fdw5uWRsXULyPUr2y9Qsp
WEEK 8: The Etruscans – https://youtu.be/V4L4f3jQv3Q?list=PLYGGfq66Ptt-s6xbfonz877CkdmNuKlvK