Wednesday

2019-2020 Month 7




1. Research and choose a period of art from Dadaism to Optical .
2. Research  an artist from that time period and name three works.
3. Describe  in 200 + words the characteristics of that period, citing how your artist exemplifies those characteristics.
4. Return to comment on two  other student postings.
5. Repeat each week

Thursday

2019-2020 Month 6



1. Research a period of art from Impressionism to Abstract .
2. Describe characteristics of that period.
3. Choose an artist from that time period and name three works of art, citing how your artist exemplifies those characteristics.
4. Posts must be a minimum of 300 words in length.
5. Return to comment each week.
6. Cite your sources per MLA.

Monday

2019-2020 Month 5 Midterm Review and Exam












Midterm Study Guide:  Answer the following in the comment section. You must cite your responses.  Then, take the midterm at the bottom of this page  and screen shot your score to  your teacher by 1/15/20.

  • 1. Contour line can be defined as:

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    Value can be defined as:

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    When shading using value, you should use

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    When Should ebony pencil be used? 

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    Contrast can be defined as:

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    When designing your composition on your paper, you should

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    A way you can create unity is

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    A triptych is 

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    Pattern can be defined as

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    Negative space is

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    Positive space is 

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    A tint is 

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    Emphasis is 

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    Movement is

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    Continuous contour line rules are:

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    Some reasons to learn blind contour line include 

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    A example of a complementary color scheme would be

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    Warm colors tend to do what in space?

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    An example of an analogous color scheme would be

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    Intensity can be defined as 

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    The colors that have the most intensity are

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    Placing texture in clay to join pieces together is called

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    You should always wedge your clay because

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    The slab method of construction 

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    Air pockets in the clay will cause 

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    A kiln could best be defined as

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    Glaze left on the bottom of the pot will cause

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    When adding clay together, the clay should 

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    You do not need to slip and score because the clay will 

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    Glazing your pot makes the pot 

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    Clay should be no thicker than a 1/2 inch or 

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    To make a pinch pot, you need to start with the clay 

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    When glazing you should start with a 

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    When clay is in it's bone dry state, 

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    When clay is leatherhard you should not 


Midterm Exam



Thursday

2019-2020 Month 4

Week 1

Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River

Emanuel Leutze (American, 1816–1868). Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Oil on canvas, 149 x 255 in. (378.5 x 647.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897 (97.34)


Week 1 Questions- Post your response and comments to classmates below. 

  • Take a moment to look closely. What appears to be happening in this painting? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • How would you describe the mood? Why?
  • Select one figure in the scene and take a closer look. What do you notice about his facial expression and posture? What might he be thinking or feeling?
  • Scan the various figures in the scene. What are some things they have in common? What differences stand out?
  • On December 25, 1776, General George Washington (who stands in the center of the painting looking ahead) led his troops, the Continental Army, across the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on the Hessians in Trenton, New Jersey. In spite of the challenging weather, they were successful. What do you think the artist hoped to convey about this event?
Week 2 Holiday 

Week  3
A prisoner in arm cuffs exiting the front door of a house, leaning down to kiss a baby in the arms of a woman; on the street, armed guards line the entrance to the stoop of the house
Thomas Hovenden (American, 1840–1895). The Last Moments of John Brown, 1882–84. Oil on canvas, 77 3/8 x 66 1/4 in. (196.5 x 168.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel, 1897 (97.5)

Questions for Viewing: Post your response and comments to classmates below. 

  • What appears to be happening in this painting? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • Clothing and accessories can provide clues about a person's role or status in a community. Select one figure to observe closely. Describe his or her clothing and accessories. What might you infer about this figure?
  • Look back at the figure you selected. What do you notice about his or her expression and body language? What might this suggest about his or her outlook on the event and relationship to the central figure?
  • In 1859 John Brown (the figure kissing a baby in the center of the composition), an impassioned abolitionist, planned and led a raid on a federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His efforts to secure weapons to support the abolitionist cause went awry, leading to his arrest and eventual execution. What do you think the artist hoped to convey about John Brown? [Tip: Consider the artist's use of color, composition, and the subjects' poses.]
Week 4

An over-life size bronze sculpture of a group of men chained together in a group, walking in a circle
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). The Burghers of Calais, modeled 1884–95; this cast 1985. Bronze, 82 1/2 x 94 x 95 in. (209.6 x 238.8 x 241.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 1989 (1989.407)

Questions for Viewing


  • Look closely at the figures. What do you notice about their clothing? What associations does it bring to mind?
  • How are the figures posed? What do you notice about their facial expressions?
  • How does the sculpture make you feel?
  • How would you describe the relationships between the figures?
  • Where do you imagine they are standing?
  • How might the impact of this work change if it were small enough to rest on a table?
  • In 1885 the town council of the French city of Calais commissioned Auguste Rodin to produce a sculpture that would pay tribute to the leading citizens, or burghers, of Calais, heroes of the Hundred Years' War and symbols of French patriotism. If you were given the same commission as Rodin, how would you choose to tell the story? 
  • What do you think Rodin hoped to convey through this sculpture?