Friday, March 5, 2010

List of visuals for the Midterm exam

This is the list of images for the midterm exam. From this list, I'll pick a smaller selection of about 18 images.

1. Cristophe Plantin's Biblia Polyglotta, (1569-1572).
2. Hans Holbein's Imagines Morti, (The Dance of Death)
3. Aldus Manutius's Hypnerotomachia poliphili, (1499).
4. Erhardt Ratdolt's Euclid's Elements of Geometry, (1482).
5. The Nuremberg Chronicle (above) is one of the best documented early printed books (and, being printed in 1493, is an incunabulum).
6. Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, (1450's).
7. Vesalius' De 8. Humani Corporis, (1543).
9. Bodoni's Epithalamia Exoticis Linguis Reddita, (1775).
10. Henry Fox Talbot's The Pencil of Nature, (1844–1846).
11. Felix Nadar's photo of Sarah Bernhardt (the poster girl of the mid-1800's).
12. Walter Crane's Railroad Alphabet, (1865).
13. Owen Jones's The Grammar of Ornament, 1856).
14. Charles Dana Gibson's The First Quarrel, (1914).
15. Howard Pyle's No Haid Pawn, (1887).
16. Ford Madox Brown's Work, (1852-1865)
17. John Everett Millais' Christ in the House of His Parents, (1850).
18. Charles Rennie Mackintosh' s Glasgow school of Arts (1897-1909).
19. A. H. Mackmurdo's chair, (1882).
20. Jan van Krimpen's Deirdre and the Sons of Usnach, (1920).
21. William Morris' The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, (1896).
22. Jules Chéret's Le Pays des Fées, (1889).
23. August Endell's Atelier Elvira, (1898) façade and interior.  
24. Alphonse Mucha's Gismonda, for Sarah Bernhardt's play, (1895).
25. Henri Privat Livemont's Rajah Coffee poster, (1899).
26. Jan Toorop's Psyche (1898).
27. Marcello Dudovich's Poster for Campari, (1901).
28. William H. Bradley's poster for The Chap Book, (1895).
29. The Beggarstaff's Kassama, (1901).
30. Peter Behrens' The Kiss, (1898).


Gloria A. Lastres said...

Thank you for this list - most helpful. Am looking fwd to when you post guidelines for the written (non-image) part of the exam.

Question please: For the image part, I'm finding it hard to recall nationality (beyond US or Eur) & the artist's name too. Would it be ok if we learn just 1.artist's name, 2.time period, & of piece. Thanks either way Prof.

-Gloria Lastres

Gloria A. Lastres said...

also, if you wouldn't mind posting again what the date ranges are for beg, mid, & late cent. thanks.

A.T. said...

Gloria, I'm going to add the nationality soon.

Sarah said...

Professor, Thank you for the reviews for the midterm!


Betsy said...

Thanks! Very helpful... Be in touch with any questions.

barnez said...

I am enjoying looking through the past posts as I review the images.

If Jean Arp is a male artist, does that challenge your theory that women's art is characteristically feminine?

- Grace Barnes

A.T. said...

Thanks, Grace, my bad. Hans Arp aka, Jean is indeed a man. I said it was a woman. It's not the first time it happens. I keep confusing Arp with Hepworth whose work I love. The reason is that I Arp's art is pretty "soft".

So, my answer to you is that yes, this seems to weaken my generalization.

dmb said...

Thanks for all the terms -- very helpful!!

For the written part of the exam, what types of questions will you be asking? For example, will you be asking us to define what humanism is based on the first paragraph in the wikipedia link? Or will it be more detailed than that?

Also, any true/false and multiple choice?


A.T. said...

Yes, generally first paragraph. Yes, there are true/false and multiple choice questions.

Rachel said...

Do we have to know who The Beggarstaff's are individually?

Also are you putting the nationalities up?

Thanks, and I was just making sure.


Rachel said...

Also when you look up Hans Holbein's Imagines Morti (The Dance of Death) It is different then the one you posted. Is it the one with the 5 skeletons or is it the one with the guy holding a skeleton and the sun in the background?

Also what date on that one becuase you didnt put it next to it on the list and im not exactly sure on which image it is?

Rafaella Medeiros said...

I can't find the date for Imagines Morti anywhere, and actually like Rachel, I am not sure which image it is either..

A.T. said...

No, regarding Begarstaff. Nationalitites are not required, but if you know them, the better. Go ahead!

A.T. said...

They are both Imagines Morti, it's a series. They all deal with death in the form of skeletons dancing the Totendanz.

Rafaella Medeiros said...

So the date of Imagines Morti is 1493, like the image in wikipedia?

Anonymous said...

If a work dates 1899, is it correct to say it is of the late 19th century, or early 20th century?

A.T. said...

Late 19th century. There is also "fin-de-siecle."

Betsy said...

date on Imagines Morti? 1680's when holbien published the book? or random wikipedia fate 1490's...

Betsy said...

Also, for the portrait of sarah bernhardt... the list and blog say different things. would you like us to know the father felix nader or the son paul nader?