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Art-History High School Fine Arts Course Outline

Art-History High School Fine Arts Course Outline

Art History will provide an in depth study of art history and basic art concepts. Students will examine a variety of aspects of art history including themes and purposes of art; styles of art; the elements of art; design principles; two-dimensional media; western and non-western art history. Art History course is a part of Fine-Arts subject, in which students will be given exposure to the community through museums, galleries and local artists. Students will also have a working knowledge of media.

1- Welcome to Class

  • Course Description
  • Assignment Details
  • Teacher Introduction

2- Prehistory and Prehistoric Art

  • Prehistory and Prehistoric Art In Europe
  • Prehistoric Periods In Europe
  • Bison, Altamira, Spain
  • Bird Headed Man with Bison
  • Plain, Village of Skara Brae
  • Video Lessons: Stonehenge
  • Stone Pages
  • Quiz: Test #1

3- Art of the Ancient Near East

  • Art of the Ancient Near East
  • Reconstruction Drawing of the Anu Ziggurat and White Temple
  • Votive Statue Of Gudea
  • Ishtar Gate and Throne Room Wall
  • Sumerian

4- Art of Egypt

  • Art of Ancient Egypt
  • Palette Of Narmer
  • Sculptors At Work
  • Plan Of Djoser’s Funerary Complex
  • Great Pyramids
  • Ti Watching A Hippopotamus Hunt
  • Reconstruction Drawing Of The Hypostyle, Great Temple Of Amun
  • Funerary Temple Of Hatshepsut, Deir-El-Bahri
  • Queen TIY
  • Inner Coffin Of Tutankhamun’s Sarcophagus
  • Assignment: Art History – Assignment #1 – Chapters 1 – 4

5- Aegean Art

  • The Aegean World
  • Kamares Ware Jug
  • Harvester Vase
  • Landscape
  • Citadel, Mycenae
  • Quiz: Art History 100 – Quiz #1

6- Art of Greece

  • Art of Ancient Greece
  • Myron, Discus Thrower
  • Funerary Vase
  • Greek Architectural Order
  • Peplos Kore
  • Erotimos (Potter) and Kleitas (Painter), Francois Vasse
  • Charioteer
  • Plan Of The Agoralide
  • Partheon by Kallikrates and Iktinos
  • Marshals and Young Women
  • Polykletios, Spear Bearer
  • Praxiteles, Hermes and The Infant Dionysus
  • Alexander The Great Confronts Darius III
  • Midterm Review (Chapter 1 – 2)
  • Midterm Review (Chapter 3 – 4)
  • Midterm Review (Chapter 5 – 6)
  • Quiz: Test #2

7- Etruscan Art and Roman Art

  • Etruscan Art and Roman Art
  • Plan Of An Etruscan Temple
  • Elements Of Architecture
  • Head Of A Man
  • Plan Of A Temple, perhaps dedicated to Portunus
  • Imperial Procession, from the AraPacis
  • Colosseum
  • Arch Of Titus
  • Mausoleum Under Construction
  • Plan Of The City Of Pompeii
  • Canopus, Hadrian’s Villa
  • Phillip The Arab

8- Early Christian, Jewish and Byzantine Art

  • Early Christian, Jewish and Byzantine Art
  • Wall With Torah Niche
  • Parting Of Lot and Abraham
  • Anthemis of Trailles
  • Elements Of Architecture, Pendentives and Squinches
  • Page With The Crucifixion
  • Harbaville Triptych
  • Handout: Quiz #2 Chapters 6-8
  • Quiz: Art History 100 – Quiz #2
  • Assignment: Art History – Quiz #2 – Chapters 6 – 8

9- Art History – Mid-Term Exam

  • Art History 100 – Mid-Term Exam
  • Quiz: Art History 100 – Mid-Term Exam

10- Islamic Art

  • Islamic Art
  • Frieze, Detail Of Palce, Mshatta
  • Bowl With Kufic Border
  • SelimiyeCami
  • Quiz: Test #3

11- Mesoamerican Art

  • Art of the Americas before 1300
  • Ceremonial Center Of The City Of Teotihuacan

12- Medieval Art

  • Medieval Art
  • Reconstruction Drawing Of The Palace Chapel Of Charlemagne
  • Burial Ship
  • Doors Of Bishop Bernward

13- Romanesque Art

  • Romanesque Art
  • Plan Of Abbey Church Of Saint Foy
  • Elements Of Architecture, The Romanesque Church Portal
  • Christ In Majesty, detail from church of San Clementem, Spain
  • Nave Of Durham Cathedral
  • Facsimile Of Page With Hildegard’s Vision
  • Quiz: Test #4

14- Gothic Art

  • Gothic Art
  • Elements of Architecture, RIB Vaulting
  • Nave, Chartres Cathedral
  • Vaults, Sanctuary, Amiens Cathedral
  • Nave, Reims Cathedral
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Elements Of Architecture, The Gothic Castle
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Saint Francis Master, Miracle Of The Crib At Greccio
  • Assignment: Art History – Quiz #3 – Chapters 9, 11 and 12

15- Final Exam Review

  • F.E. (Chapter 7 – 8)
  • F.E. (Chapter 12 – 14)
  • F.E. (Chapter 15 – 16)

16- Art History – Final Exam

  • Quiz: Art History – Final Exam
  • Assignment: Compare & Contrast Paper

17- Course Survey

  • Handout: Course Survey
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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