Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ART HIST 4E03: Reading for Next Week (Monday Oct. 15)

Please note that the reading for next week (Monday Oct. 15) is currently available in the SOTA office. Two copies have been placed in the 4E03 box beneath the marked proposals. As with the previous readings please borrow and return promptly to ensure that others in the class can read (and / or copy) in a timely fashion. The reading is Ch. 7 "Inventing the Collector" from Paula Findlen's Possessing Nature.

There are two questions that I would ask you to consider for Monday's discussion of this reading:

1) What, according to Findlen, were the key motives and benefits behind the practice of collecting in early modern Europe?

2) In the course of her discussion Findlen talks about chameleons. Why does she mention them and how are they relevant to our understanding of collectors and collecting practice?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ART HIST 4E03: Proposals Available Now

Hello everyone. The proposals for ART HIST 4E03 can now be collected at the SOTA office. They have been placed in the same box used for the weekly readings. Unclaimed proposals will be brought into class next week.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ART HIST 2I03: Test Study Images (Oct. 10)

The following images should be considered in preparation for the upcoming test. Be aware that the test will feature two images from this list. All of the images are reproduced in the course text. You will be required to identify the artist / architect, title and date(s) for each work presented during the test. Please note that the titles presented here follow those given in the course text. Titles may be identified on the test as they are given here or as they have been given in class:

Cimabue, Enthroned Madonna and Child (with Angels and Prophets)
Nicola Pisano, Pisa Baptistry Pulpit
Giotto, Arena (Scrovegni) Chapel interior
Giotto, Kiss of Judas (Arena Chapel)
Giotto, Justice (Arena Chapel)
Giotto, Enthroned Madonna with Saints (Ognissanti Madonna)
Duccio, Maesta (general front panel)
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of Good Government (in the City and the Country)
Filippo Brunelleschi, Cathedral Dome, Florence
Filippo Brunelleschi (Old) Sacristy, San Lorenzo, Florence
Filippo Brunelleschi, Nave and choir, San Lorenzo, Florence
Filippo Brunelleschi, Nave and choir, Santo Spirito, Florence
Filippo Brunelleschi, Pazzi Chapel (facade), Santa Croce
Filippo Brunelleschi, Pazzi Chapel (interior), Santa Croce
Filippo Brunelleschi, Sacrifice of Isaac
Lorenzo Ghiberti, Sacrifice of Isaac
Donatello, St. Mark
Donatello St. George
Donatello, St. George and the Dragon (relief)
Nanni di Banco, Four Crowned Martyrs
Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi (Strozzi altarpiece)
Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel
Masaccio, Expulsion (of Adam and Eve), Brancacci Chapel
Masolino, Temptation (of Adam and Eve), Brancacci Chapel
Masaccio, Enthroned Madonna and Child, from the Pisa polyptych
Masaccio, Trinity (with Mary, John the Evangelist and Two Donors), Santa Maria Novella