Art History 176 Study Guide 3 I. Identification of images. Give artist

Art History 176
Study Guide 3
I. Identification of images. Give artist, title, medium, date and place (30 points)
Identification should be as specific as possible. Names of the artists/architects/sculptors and their
work must be correctly spelled to be awarded full points. When it comes to the date, the exact
date according to our textbook will be given full points; a date up to 20 years earlier or later will
get close to full points; a date one hundred years off the mark will not be given any points; when
it comes to place, again try to be specific: you need to know where the work was originally
created/placed rather than which museum owns it now (though knowing this is in no way a bad
thing); if it is an installation, or part of a larger piece, locate them in their larger context including
city and country; remember we are now thinking in terms of countries rather than regions. You
will get more or less points depending on the accuracy and precision of your answer.
(10 out of the following images will be included in your exam)
Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
Cezanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1900
Christo, Running Fence
Courbet, Funeral at Ornans
Degas, Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass
Cassat, The Letter
Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
Gauguin, The Yellow Christ
Munch, The Scream
Horta, Tassel House
Klimt, The Kiss
Magritte, Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe (The Treachery of Images)
Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Matisse, Harmony in Red
Nolde, Mask Still Life III
Otto Dix, Self-Portrait as a Soldier
Picasso, Bottle of Suze
Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)
Rauschenberg, Retroactive
Rothko, No. 10
Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Van Gogh, Artist’s Bedroom in Arles
II. Attribution question (10 points)
On the basis of all the images you have seen so far, and all that you have read, try to
determine who the artist was that created the work you will see on the screen. (10 points)
III. Essay (30 points)
Essay - topic: the influence of the Ukiyo-E (‘pictures of the floating world’), Japanese
woodblock prints of the Edo period, on TWO European artists of the late 19th - early
20th century. These two artists will be selected from the following list:
Paul Gauguin
Mary Cassatt
Vincent van Gogh
To prepare for this task you must consult your textbook, the powerpoints with information
on this topic, and other sources. I suggest the following websites on Japonisme:
IV. Essay (30 points)
Consider the following works:
Picasso, Bottle of Suze
Pollock, White Light
Jasper Johns, Target with Four Faces
You will be asked to answer questions about ONE of these works. Here are examples of
questions you should be prepared to answer:
Identify at least one significant development that this work illustrates. What has this
artist done that hadn’t been done before?
What style is it? What are the most distinctive characteristics of this style, and how
does this particular work reflect these characteristics?