compare and contrast the works of art in terms of subject, elements of art, and principles of (compositional) design
Instructions . The exam consists of 3 single images (section 1) and 3 sets of comparisons (section 2). Section 1 is worth 40 points and Section 2 is worth 60 points. Please write no more than ½ page for each of the single images and no more than 1 page for each of the comparisons (double spaced). Please submit your exam to the Exam 2 Dropbox as a doc or docx file.
Images: The images are included in your exam and they can also be found in your textbook. (I’ve labeled the images in case you have a different edition of the textbook.) Please remember that reproductions always look different than the originals and the color of the image in the textbook might be different from the color of the image in this exam. If in doubt, trust the image in the textbook first. Be aware of the scale of the actual artwork as well.
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Single Images: For each single image discuss the dominant element (for example: line, shape, etc.) being careful to give visual evidence for your statements. Looking beyond the surface of the artwork, identify the subject. For instance, instead of saying the subject is a “portrait” or a “landscape” see if you can find the deeper meaning of the artwork. Please also discuss, briefly, the media and technique.
Comparisons: Please compare and contrast the works of art in terms of subject, elements of art, and principles of (compositional) design (for example: balance, contrast, repetition, etc.) For this exam, please also compare and contrast media and technique.
Section 1, Image 1:
Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1037
Section 1, Image 2:
Albrecht Durer, The Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513
Section 1, Image 3:
Zhang Daqian, Hidden Valley, After Guo Xi, 1962
Section 2, Comparison 1:
Rosalba Carriera, Portrait of a Girl with a Bussola, 1725-‐1730
Edgar Degas, Le Petit Dejeuner apres le Bain, c. 1894
Section 2, Comparison 2:
Jan van Eyck, Madonna and Child with the Chancellor Rolin, c.1433-‐34
Sandro Botticelli, Story of Nastagio degli Onesti (I), 1483
Section 2, Comparison 3:
Anonymous, Army of the March, 1100-‐1150
Robert Longo, Corporate Wars: Wall of Influence, 1982