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Course Art History- First Critique Assignment

The first short critique is due at the beginning of class week 4. The content of the assignment and some suggested questions are listed below. The school accepts both students with a high school and GED diploma. We refer to BestGEDClasses.org’s online GED prep classes if applicants still need to acquire a secondary education degree. This assignment should be formatted as a formal paper; a list of questions and answers will not be accepted.


-> Choose an artifact from a local museum collection (i.e. the Art Institute, the Oriental Institute, etc.). Students must visit the museum of their choice, and should not base their analysis on images from a web page.

-> Write a 2 + page critique discussing the object. Things you should consider when you are analyzing the object:

1. How is the object made? What materials are used? If the object is colored, what colors or pigments are used?
2. What basic size and shape does it have?
3. What distinguishing features does the object have?
4. Where was the object found? What else was found with it?

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Art History – Take-Home Exam Questions

Students should answer the following five questions. Responses must be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Please include a copy of the questions with your final responses.
Exams should include examples from our discussions in class, must incorporate vocabulary words, and must also draw on relevant information from Beowulf.

Research from any additional sources must be accurately documented in a works cited page and must be correctly cited in-text; failure to cite correctly will result in a failing grade. Final exams are due Week 14. Late final exams will not be accepted for credit.
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Art History-Third Critique Assignment

Second assignment: the content of the assignment and some suggested questions are listed below. This assignment should be formatted as a formal paper; a list of questions and answers will not be accepted.
Choose an artifact from the Byzantine empire or from western Europe through the 9th century. Students are reminded to choose an art object, not a functional object our tool from the period, although architectural structures are acceptable. Students can reference any reputable websites; the library website has some useful links.

Write a 2-page critique discussing the object. Things you should consider when you are analyzing the object:
1. How is the object made? What materials are used? If the object is colored, what colors or pigments are used?
2. What basic shape does it have?
3. What is the size of the object?
4. What distinguishing features does the object have?
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Art History —Second Critique Assignment

The second short critique is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, June 24. Second assignment: the content of the assignment and some suggested questions are listed below.
This assignment should be formatted as a formal paper; a list of questions and answers will not be accepted.

Choose an artifact from Greece through the Hellenistic period (Alexander), Rome through the 2nd century C.E., or from the Etruscans. Students can reference any reputable websites; the library website has some useful links.
Write a 3-page critique discussing the object. Things you should consider when you are analyzing the object:
1. How is the object made? What materials are used? If the object is colored, what colors or pigments are used?
2. What basic shape does it have?
3. What is the size of the object?
4. What distinguishing features does the object have?
5. Where was the object found? What else was found with it?
6. Where was the object originally located?
7. What was the object used for AND/OR why was it made?
8. Which society made this object? What information about the society does this object provide?
9. Who made OR who commissioned this object?
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About Art Resources


The mission of our Library and Learning Resource Center is to provide the support for all aspects of teaching and learning at the American Academy of Art.  This will be accomplished by combining current instructional techniques, a qualified, professional librarian, and appropriate library resources for all students and faculty.
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