ART THEMES_ STYLES _ EGS

					"Universal themes" in art – those that appear time and again in world cultures & art

Identify specific and appropriate examples (both ABE and European) for the
themes listed below, then create your own list of themes that you have noticed
reappearing throughout our studies.

Recent "universal themes" on the APAH exam have included:

                                         European                  Art Beyond Europe

2009 – self portraits:


2008 – women:


2007 – hostility or violence:


2006 – nature:


2005 – narratives:


2004 – human figures:


2003 – stylized or abstracted figures:


2002 – architecture expressing power or authority:


2001 – sacred spaces:


2000 – images of power or authority:


1999 – religious objects:


1998 – sacred spaces:
Other ideas for AP essays include:

          influence from patrons:


          political messages:


          beauty:


          family roles:


          death or birth:


          celebrations:


          animals:


          social status:


          the role of the artist:


          love:


          despair, loss:


          the relevancy of site selection:


          innovative art materials:


          OTHER THEMES YOU THINK MIGHT APPEAR IN AN ESSAY:
SELF-TEST – Review the cultures and definitions of art movements.

1. List 3 traits of Near Eastern art that help you to recognize it. Give examples:




2. List 3 traits of Egyptian painting & sculpture. Give examples:




3. List 3 traits of Aegean painting. Give examples:




4. List 3 or 4 traits of Greek sculpture & vase painting. Give examples:




5. List 3 traits of Etruscan sculpture, painting & architecture. Give examples:




6. List 3 traits of Roman sculpture & painting; Early Christian mosaics &
   architecture? Give an example of each:




7. List 3 traits of Byzantine painting & architecture. Give examples:




8. List 3 traits of Proto-Renaissance (Italo-Byzantine & International Style) painting.
   Architecture? Give examples:




9. List 3 traits of Italian Renaissance painting; 3 traits of Renaissance sculpture?
   Architecture? Give examples reflecting principles of the Early Renaissance, High
   Renaissance in Rome & Venice, Mannerism):
10. List 3 traits of Northern Renaissance painting. Give examples:




11. List 3 traits of Baroque painting; 3 traits of Baroque sculpture? Architecture?
    Give examples:




12. List 3 traits of Rococo painting. Give example:




13. List 3 traits of Neoclassical painting. Give examples:




14. List 3 traits of Romantic painting. Give examples:




15. List 3 traits of 18-19th c. Revivalist architecture. Give examples:




16. List 3 traits of Realist painting. Give examples:




17. List 3 traits of Impressionist painting. Give examples:




18. List 3 traits of Post-Impressionist painting. Give examples:




19. List 3 traits of Symbolist painting. Give examples:
20. List 3 traits of Art Nouveau. Give examples:




21. List 3 traits of late 19th c. architecture. Give examples:




22. List 3 traits of Fauvist painting. Give examples:




23. List 3 traits of Expressionist. Give examples:




24. List 3 traits of Cubist art. Give examples:




25. List 3 traits of Futurist painting. Give examples:




26. List 3 traits of Purist art. Give examples:




27. List 3 traits of Suprematism & Constructivism. Give examples:




28. List 3 traits of Dada art. Give examples:




29. List 3 traits of De Stijl painting. Give examples:
30. List 3 traits of Bauhaus & International Style architecture. Give examples:

31. List 3 traits of Prairie Style & Art Deco architecture. Give examples:




32. List 3 traits of Metaphysical & Surrealist painting. Give examples:




33. List 3 traits of New Objectivity (post-WWI art) painting. Give examples:




34. List 3 traits of Precisionism. Give examples:




35. List 3 traits of Depression Era painting. Give examples:




36. List 3 traits of Mexican Muralist painting. Give examples:




37. List 3 traits of Abstract Expressionism. Give examples:




38. List 3 traits of Color Field painting. Give examples:




39. List 3 traits of Minimalist art. Give examples:




40. List 3 traits of Conceptual & Performance Art. Give examples:
41. List 3 traits of Pop Art. Give examples:




42. List 3 traits of Earthworks or Site Art. Give examples:




43. List 3 traits of Photorealist painting. Give an example:




44. List 3 traits of Feminist art. Give examples:




45. List 3 traits of Video & Digital art. Give examples:

				
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