AP Art History
Period 5 – Rm. #119
High School Art Teacher
Summit International Preparatory
1305 North Center Street
Arlington, Texas 76011
Please bring the following supplies to class no later than Monday, August 13.
· Sturdy cardboard shoe box(es) – Adult sizes
· Graph-lined or un-ruled composition book(s) - (pages cannot tear out) – approx. 8x10”
· Color pencils, color markers - fine tip
· Pens, pencils, and erasers
· General, basic supplies to be announced and required by unit
· Analyze artworks in terms of historical significance, art periods/styles, underlying issues and themes.
· Understand how images encode social ideologies.
· Develop critical thinking skills by observing and finding connections between works of art from different time periods, places and artistic movements.
· Become familiar with the major periods, styles and movements of western art.
· Examine works of art from non-western cultures, and gain an understanding of the imagery, history, and ideology of these cultures.
· Understand the inherent problems with the western and non-western classification of art.
· Understand that art history is a field with connections to many other disciplines.
· Learn the joys of the aesthetic experience, and see that art reflects our lives.
Adams, Laurie Schneider. Art Across Time. 3rd ed. New York: Mcgraw Hill, 2007.
Tests: 50%, Project/Paper: 25%., Quizzes: 25%
Week One: Introduction to course; African art
Reading quiz over "African Art: The First Cubists," Strickland, 22-23; "African Art Casts a Spell on Artists," AC, 73; "Picasso's Demoiselles: Anarchism, Colonialism and Art as Exorcism," H&F, 720-721.
Reading quiz over "Children and the Continuity of Life," "Initiation," "The Spirit World," Stokstad, 913-919.
Reading quiz over "Leadership," "Death and Ancestors," Stokstad, 919-924.
Reading Quiz over “Understanding Hinduism and Hindu Art,” Vidya Dehejia
Week Two: Introduction to Hinduism; Hindu and Buddhist Art