Notebook, Cue Cards, Unit Test!

...and we're beginning Greek Art

Setting a Foundation

The history of art is a history of change and always looking for what's next. We definitely hit the ground running with the course and have moved through a significant amount of content: Ancient Near East, Egypt, and Proto Greek civilizations. As we move into Greece we will see innovations and inspiration from the cultures we explored in Unit 1, 2, and 3.

The focus of this unit will be Greek vases, architecture and the representation of the human figure. The Greeks saw the nude body as a subject of constant fascination to be celebrated and studied. The Greek idea of a canon, a rule for a standard of beauty, encouraged a movement away from stylization and toward increasing naturalism. This is a huge development in the art world.

Unit Test Format

30 Image IDs

You will be required to identify:

  • art work
  • period (Ancient Near East, Egyptian, Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean)

Images will not be shown by Unit. You must be able to quickly access your knowledge of art and connect it to specific periods.

3 Short Answer/1 Free Response

  • please review your past quizzes
  • different periods will be incorporated into individual questions (i.e. Sumerian votive statues and Khafre enthroned as the the subject of one question)

Reading your cue cards, putting together your notebook, and reviewing past quizzes will help you be successful on this test.



-Unit 1, 2, 3 Test Review

-Prepare Notebook and Cue Cards to be turned in tomorrow (check rubric and guidelines on Bb)

Tuesday class meeting

-Unit 1, 2, 3 Test

-Notebook Check

-Cue Cards Due

Wednesday class meeting

-Unit 4 - Ancient Greece Intro

-Timeline Project Review

-Architecture Discussion


-View “Greek and Roman Art” film (focus on Greece we won't be discussing Roman Art for until mid October)

-complete reading, begin cue cards, and vocab

Friday class meeting

-Ancient Greece: Geometric, Orientalizing, and Archaic Periods

-View “Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique” film

Miscellaneous Bits of the Week

Short Film: Luminaris

In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could
change the natural order of things.
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Elephant Parade

Friday, Aug. 23rd 2013 at 9pm to Sunday, Nov. 17th 2013 at 11pm

1 Monarch Beach Resort N

Dana Point, CA

Dozens of colorfully decorated life-size elephant sculptures as Elephant Parade® makes its much-anticipated American debut after stops in London, Singapore, Milan and Amsterdam. The open-air exhibition connects acclaimed artists and celebrities with corporate and community leaders to attract public awareness and support for the world’s most majestic land mammals.

The artistic spectacle of culture and creativity boasts a long list of top-tier artists and supporters including Tommy Hilfiger, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Isaac Mizrahi, Goldie Hawn, Diane von Furstenberg and many more.

For more information about the artists and activities visit

Event: Elephant Parade in Dana Point

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