Visual Arts — Art history

The Art Smackdown...

...is a way for people to get to know major works of art, the stories behind them, and the questions we ask when we look at art. It is Art History, but it is also intended to be entertaining.

It has been drawn together thanks to the input of Michelle Bruce, Robin Jensen, and the tremendous Alison West.

Topics

  1. The ancient world
  2. Medieval art
  3. Renaissance art
  4. Baroque art
  5. Romantic and Neoclassical art
  6. 19th century masters
  7. Impressionism/Post-impressionism
  8. Expressionism
  9. Abstraction
  10. Surrealism
  11. Modernism
  12. Dada
  13. Pop

  14. Group of Seven
  15. Contemporary

Themes in art history

Art analysis

Art Analysis: Observing the Arnolfini Portrait - adapted
Presentation: Art Analysis: Observing the Arnolfini Portrait - adapted
Art Analysis: Observing the Arnolfini Portrait - unadapted
Presentation: Art Analysis: Observing the Arnolfini Portrait - unadapted
Art Smackdown - Ambassadors analysis
Handout: Art Smackdown - Ambassadors analysis [pdf] source: link
Art Analysis: The Ambassadors - adapted
Handout: Art Analysis: The Ambassadors - adapted [pdf] source: link
Art analysis: The Ambassadors
Presentation: Art analysis: The Ambassadors
Art analysis of La Grande Jatte
Handout: Art analysis of La Grande Jatte [pdf] source: link
Guernica analysis
Handout: Guernica analysis [pdf] source: link
Guernica analysis (adapted)
Handout: Guernica analysis (adapted) [pdf] source: link
Art analysis: single artwork
Handout: Art analysis: single artwork [pdf] source: link
Themes: Compare and contrast
Handout: Themes: Compare and contrast [pdf] source [doc]

Support Materials and Handouts

Art history thumbnail exercise booklet
Handout: Art history thumbnail exercise booklet [pdf] source [publisher]
Art Smackdown - Reference sheet and thumbnails
Handout: Art Smackdown - Reference sheet and thumbnails [pdf]
Art Smackdown - Classroom reference posters
Handout: Art Smackdown - Classroom reference posters [pdf]
Art Smackdown - Flash cards
Handout: Art Smackdown - Flash cards [pdf]
Art Smackdown - Review #1
Presentation: Art Smackdown - Review #1 [ppt]
Auction: Canadian Art
Presentation: Auction: Canadian Art

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