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Intro to Visual Studies: Study for Final Exam
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Richard Serra - Tilted Arc
This is an example of public art.
Andrea Mantegna - Dead Christ
The artist used foreshortening to more intimately connect the viewer with this work.
Andres Serrano - The Morgue (Gun Murder)
This work imitated Andrea Mantegna's use of foreshortening.
Ancestor poles known as bis represent both stories about the cyclical nature of human life and the social and family ties that connect the community.
Jullian Mayer - I Am Your Grandma
In this piece, the artist shows interest in leaving a legacy for her descendants.
refers to a person's pride, materialism, and inevitable mortality.
In India, connections between present, future, and past lives are central to the Hindu belief system.
the endless cycle of death and rebirth in which Hindus believe.
For the Hopi, kachinas are supernatural spirits that personify events and natural elements.
Gustave Courbet - Fox in the Snow
The artist painted a representation of the violent forces of nature in this work.
Caspar David Friedrich Abbey - Among Oak Trees
The artist reflected the presence of God in the human world in this work.
Patrick Dougherty - Na Hale 'Eo Waiawi
The artist incorporates natural elements into this large-scale sculpture.
a science that studies the workings of the body and its organs.
Leonardo da Vinci - Vitruvian Man
This work showed the artist's interest in the proportions of the human body.
Joseph Wright - An Experimenton a Bird in the Air Pump
This work shows a scientist demonstrating the creation of a vacuum.
Thomas Eakins- Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross
This work shows a realistic, dramatic depiction of a medical procedure.
a tool or object made from the very hard, sharp-edged stone of the same name. This also incorporates elements of the cosmology and astronomical knowledge of the Maya.
Also referred to as the calendar stone, this reveals how the Aztecs counted time.
: made up of layers of disks that fit into a larger brass dial, this could find the direction of Mecca and calculate the time of day.
The British artist Willard Wigan created artworks possible only because he used a microscope.
Gunther von Hagens
developed plastination, which preserves bodies after death and allows them to be arranged in poses
Gunther von Hagens - Basketball Player
The artist used his knowledge of anatomy and science to create this work.
Pablo Picasso - Girl Before a Mirror
An x-ray of this work shows how the artist changed his original concept.
Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel
The cleaning of this work took twice as long as it took Michelangelo to paint it.
a science that studies nature, development, and the human mind.
Georges Seurat - Sunday on La Grande Jatte
This work focused on the way that the human eye perceives color.
a late 19th-century painting style that uses short strokes of differing colors that optically combine to form new perceived colors
Jasper Johns - Flag
The artist makes us take a second look at familiar subjects in this piece.
The artist makes us take a second look at familiar subjects in this piece.
in the 1920's, this artistic movement was inspired by dreams and the subconscious.
Salvador Dali - Persistence of Memory
This work investigated our relationship to space and time
Yayoi Kusama - Dots Obsession
This work is a product of the artist's personal struggles and mental illness.
an extreme kind of illusion meant to deceive the viewer.
a round opening at the center of a dome.
Leon Battista Alberti
wrote in his treatise On Painting that paintings are illusionary windows.
painted his self-portrait on wood, but it looks to be painted on a convex mirror.
a distorted representation of an object so that it appears correctly proportioned only when viewed from one particular position.
The British artist Julian Beever applies this form of representation to his sidewalk art.
Duane Hanson - Museum Guard
This work shares the physical and psychological space of the viewer.
Rene Magritte - The Human Condition
The artist confronts the viewer with issues of representation and truth in this work.
Chuck Close - Fanny
The artist took finger painting to a new level with this work.
Audrey Flack - Marilyn (Vanitas)
The artist made this work to comment on human mortality.
Edouard Manet - A Bar at the Folies Bergere
The artist used a mirror in this work to suggest that the viewer should question reality.
The Armada Portrait
This was painted to commemorate the English victory of 1588.
Jacques-Louis David Napoleon - Crossing the Alps
The artist displays the characteristic style of Romanticism in this work
Mao's portrait is a powerful national symbol of China, even though his legacy remains very controversial.
Timothy O'Sullivan - Harvest of Death
The artist took this famous photograph about the horrors of the Civil War.
Nick Ut - Vietnamese Girl Kim Phuc Running after Napalm Attack
This photograph was so shocking, many questioned its authenticity.
Pablo Picasso - Guernica
The artist painted this as a passionate response to attacks carried out in Spain in 1937.
Palette of Narmer
This is the earliest surviving ancient Egyptian artworks, showing the unification of Egypt after a great war.
This 275-foot-long work records the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings.
Night Attack on the Sanjo Palace
This 23-foot-long scroll employs isometric perspective from a bird's-eye-view.
Otto Dix - The War
The artist, who fought in World War I, recorded the horrors he witnessed in this triptych.
the horizontal section on the bottom of a triptych altarpiece.
Maya Linde signed the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
Theodore Gericault - Raft of the Medusa
The artist memorialized a scandalous event in history with this painting.
JR - Women are Heroes
The artist brought attention to the conditions of the poor in Brazil with this piece
Dorothea Lange - Migrant Mother
This photograph brings up issues of ethics regarding photo subjects.
Chris Jordan - Gyre
The artist appropriated imagery from artist Katsushika Hokusai for this work
Velazquez Rokeby - Venus
This work was the aim of a violent protest.
Eric Fischl - Falling Woman
This work was censored shortly after its reveal
This Nazi-curated exhibition ridiculed modern art.
This artist was a member of the Nazi party and had to paint in secret.
Woman from Willendorf
This is one of the earliest known artworks, believed to be a fertility figure.
Willem de Kooning - Woman I
The artist showed an abstracted form in this work.
The hand was a commonly used unit of measurement in Egyptian art.
Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of Venus
The artist revived the appearance of the female nude in this work
Janine Antoni - Loving Care
The artist used her own hair as a paintbrush for this piece.
Jenny Saville - Branded
The artist chose an unconventional approach to depicting the female body in this piece.
Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe
This work refers to a famous incident in this artist's life
This artist's self-portraits reflect on her identity and mixed cultural background.
Cindy Sherman - Untitled Film Stills
The artist plays the role of all women in this series.
Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing
This film focuses on race relations and social justice
Carrie Mae Weems - From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried
This work embodies an interest in personal and cultural identity.
Catherine Opie - Melissa & Lake, Durham, North Carolina
This work investigates the nuances of gender and identity.
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