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Art Appreciation Exam 3
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This is an example of public art
The artist used foreshortening to more intimately connect the viewer with this work
"The Morgue (Gun Murder)"
This work imitated Andrea Mantegna's use of foreshortening
Known as "bis" represent both stories about the cyclical nature of human life and the social and family ties that connect the community
"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.
What is central to the Hindu belief system?
Connections between present, future, and past lives are central to the Hindu belief system
The endless cycle of death and rebirth in which Hindu's believe
What are Kachinas?
For the Hopi, kachinas are supernatural spirits that personify events and natural elements
"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
"Na Hale 'Eo Waiwai"
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:
This work showed the artist's interest in the proportions of the human body
"An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump"
This work shows a scientist demonstrating the creation of a vacuum
"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
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 Artwork:
The artist used his knowledge of anatomy and science to create this work
"Girl Before a Mirror"
An x-ray of this work shows how the artist changed his original concept
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
"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
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
"Persistence of Memory"
This work investigated our relationship to space and time
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
This work shares the physical and psychological space of the viewer
"The Human Condition"
The artist confronts the viewer with issues of representation and truth in this work
The artist took finger painting to a new level with this work
The artist made this work to comment on human mortality
"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
"Napoleon Crossing the Alps"
The artist displays the characteristic style of Romanticism in this work
Is a powerful national symbol of China, even though his legacy remains very controversial
"Harvest of Death"
The artist took this famous photograph about the horrors of the Civil War
"Vietnamese Girl Kim Phuc Running after Napalm Attack
This photograph was so shocking, many questioned its authenticity
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
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
Designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"Raft of the Medusa"
The artist memorialized a scandalous event in history with this painting
"Women are Heroes"
The artist brought attention to the conditions of the poor in Brazil with this piece
This photograph brings up issues of ethics regarding photo subjects
The artist appropriated imagery from artist Katsushika Hokusai for this work
This work was the aim of a violent protest
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:
The artist showed an abstracted form in this work
Unit of measurement in Egypt:
"The Birth of Venus"
The artist revived the appearance of the female nude in this work
The artist used her own hair as a paintbrush for this piece
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
"Untitled Film Stills"
The artist plays the role of all women in this series
"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
"Melissa & Lake, Durham, North Carolina"
This work investigates the nuances of gender and identity
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