First Year Art Recognition Lists
 

 

 
 


First Art Recognition Test: The Ancient World

Instructions: Below are the art works, terms and styles you need to study for the first art recognition test. All of the images can be found online. Go to a search engine, such as Google.com and feed in several of the key words. Links have been porvided for some things needed. You must also create a chronology of the art.

 

Art Works

  • Abu Simbel (XIX Dynasty) [Temple of Ramses II]
  • Acropolis [Athens]
  • Sphinx of Amenhotep III (ca. 1391-1353 BCE, Dynasty XVIII), faience [Metropolitan Museum]
  • Cyrus the Great bas-relief (580-529 BCE)
  • The Discus Thrower or the Lancellotti Discobalus by Myron (c450 BCE)
  • Winged Assyrian bull from Palace of Sargon of Assyria (721-705 BC), gypseous alabaster [Louvre]
  • "Lady of Auxerre" Female statue (Crete, c630 BCE), limestone
  • The Laocoon (or Lookoon) Group by Hagesandros, Polydoros & Athanadoros of Rhodes (Late 2nd Century BCE)
  • Menkure and his Queen (later IV Dynasty), also called Mycerinus & Khyamer-nebty
  • Bust of Nefertiti, also called Nofretete (XVIII Dynasty), limestone and plaster [Egyptian Museum, Berlin]
  • Parthenon (c447-432 BC) [Athens]
  • The Great Pyramid of Cheops [Giza]
  • Smenkhkare and Meritaten (XVIII Dynasty), painted limestone [Egyptian Museum, Berlin]
  • Snake Goddess from Knossos, Crete (c1600 BCE), faience
  • The [Great] Sphinx (IV Dynasty) [Giza]
  • Stonehenge [England]
  • Sumarian Statuette (c2900-2600 BCE), gypsum (?) inlaid with shell and black limestone(?) [Oriental Institute]
  • The Gold Mask of Tutankhamon (XVIII Dynasty), obsidian, gold, turquoise, glass, carnelian, lapis lazuli [Cairo Museum]
  • Venus de Milo (2nd century BCE copy)
  • Venus of Willendorf (c24,000-22,000 BCE), Oolitic limestone
  • The Winged Victory of Samothrace (c200-190 BCE)
  • Ur-Nammu ziggurat (c2113-2096)
 

Terms
(be able to recognize works done using this technique)

  • bas-relief
  • black figure vase painting (Greek)
  • capitals: Corinthian, Doric, Ionic
  • faience
  • frieze
  • fresco
  • high relief
  • mosaic
  • red figure vase painting (Greek)
 
Styles
(be able to recognize clothing in the following styles)
  • Mesopotamian
  • Egyptian
  • Cretan
  • Greek
 
 

 
 

Second Art Recognition: The Classical Period

For this test, you need to know the art work (in some cases I will show a conjectural picture of what the work may have looked like), have information on the artist, and create a chronology. Merely a list of dates, out of order, will not be accepted. Since the chronology will consistute about 20 percent of the test grade, DO IT.

 

 
Art Works
  • Alkamenes, The Caryatids on the Erechteion, ca 420 BCE (Acropolis, Athens)
  • Antinoos as Dionysos, 2nd cent. AD (Vatican Museums, Rome)
  • Augustus of Primaporta, ca 20 BCE (Vatican Museums, Rome)
  • Bust of "Cleopatra" (or "Africa") on a silver bowl from Boscoreale (Louvre, Paris)
  • Capitoline She-Wolf, ca 500-480 BCE, with Renaissance additions (Rome)
  • Colossal Statue of Constantine as Cosmocrator (Museo Conservatori, Rome)
  • The Colosseum, AD 70-82 (Rome)
  • Colossus of Rhodes, 282 BCE (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world)
  • Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor, ca 40-30 BCE (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
  • The Dying Gaul, ca 230-220 BCE, (Rome)
  • Empress Theodora and Retinue, ca AD 547 (Ravenna, Italy)
  • Hercules (Herakles) and Telephus, before 79 AD, (Basilica, Herculaneum, Italy)
  • Kore from Chios, ca 520 BCE (Athens)
  • Kouros (Kroisos) from Anavyssos, ca 525 BCE (National Museum, Athens)
  • Kritios Boy, ca 481 BCE
  • Landscape from Pompeii (Pomepii, Italy)
  • Leochares?, The Apollo Belvedere, Roman copy of a work from ca mid-4th century BCE, (Vatican Museums, Rome)
  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria, ca 290 BCE (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world)
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, ca 350 BCE (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world)
  • Statue of an Old Market Woman, AD 1st century; Julio-Claudian (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY)
  • Pantheon, ca 118-125 (interior and exterior, Rome)
  • The Peplos Kore, 530 BCE (Acropolis Museum, Athens, for colored version see Cambridge)
  • Pheidas, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, ca 440 BCE (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world)
  • Pheidias, Athena Parthenos, (see modern reconstruction, Nashville, TN or information on Athena Varvakeion)
  • The Poseidon of Artemision, ca 460 BCE (National Archaelogical Museum, Athens)
  • Relief of the "Mourning Athena," ca 460 BCE (The Acropolis Museum, Athens)
 

Terms

(be able to recognize examples of each)

  • Barrel Vault
  • Groin Vault
  • Post and Lintel system
  • Roman arch
  • Peplos (Greek clothing)
  • Chiton (Greek clothing)
  • Under tunic (Roman clothing)
  • Stola (Roman clothing)
  • Palla (Roman clothing)
  • Toga (Roman clothing)
 
 

 

 
  Art Recognition: The Middle Ages and Early Renaissance  

Art Works

(Know the art works, artists and their background, and the terms below. Be sure to do a chronology or timeline. No list accepted.)

  • The Bayeux Tapestry. 1070-1080.
  • Bosch, Hieryonymus. Hell. 1503-4.
  • Chartres Cathedral. North Rose Window and Lancets.
  • Same. Old Testament Prophet, Kings and Queen (doorjamb statues), West or Royal Portal. c1145.
  • Donatello. David. c1440.
  • Fouquet, Jean. "Martyrdom of St. Apollonia" in the Livre d'Heures d' Etienne Chavalier. c1452-60.
  • Fra Angelico. Descent from the Cross. c1434.
  • Giotto. Lamentatio. 1305-1306.
  • Gislebertus. Eve. 1120-1132.
  • Martini, Simone. Annunciation. 1333.
  • Masaccio. Tribute Money. c1425.
  • The Limbourg Brother (Pol, Hamequin, & Herman). "The Month of October," from the Duke of Berry's Tres Riches Heures (The Book of Hours). 1412-1416.
  • Same. "The Garden of Eden." 1413-1416.
  • Reims Cathedral: Annunciation and Visitation, West Façade. c1230-40.
  • Signorelli, Luca. The Damned Cast into Hell (fresco). 1499-1500.
  • Van Eyck, Jan. The Arnolfini Marriage Group. 1434.
  • Same. The Ghent Altarpiece (inner view). 1432.
  • Vanity or Sight, from the set of six tapestries known as The Lady with the Unicorn of the Five Senses, from Chateau of Pierre d'Aubusson at Boussac. 15th century [Metropolitan Museum of Art].
  • Van der Weyden, Last Judgement. c1443-1446.
 

Terms

(be able to recognize examples of each)

  • Romanesque
  • Gothic
  • Color terms
 
 

 

 
Art Recognition: The Renaissance  

Art Works

(Know the art works, artists and their background, and the terms below. Be sure to do a chronology or timeline. No list accepted.)

  • Anguissola, Sofonisba [last name also spelled "Anguisciola"], Family Grouping or "Group of Children [Dog and Three Children], c 1555.
  • Botticelli, Sandro, The Birth of Venus, 1484.
  • Botticelli, Sandro , Primavera [The Allegory of Spring], c1478.
  • Brueghel, Pieter the Elder, Hunters in the Snow, or February 1565, 1565.
  • Brueghel, Pieter the Elder, Peasant Wedding Dance, 1566.
  • Cellini, Benvenuto, Perseus, statue, 1554.
  • Clouet, Francois, A Lady in Her Bath [Diane de Poitiers], 1550.
  • Da Vinci, Leonardo, La Gianconda [Portrait of Mona Lisa], 1503-07.
  • Da Vinci, Leonardo, The Last Supper, 1495-97.
  • Da Vinci, Leonard , Proportions of Man (drawing), Academy Venice.
  • Della Porta, Giacomo, St. Peter's Basilica of Rome, 1546-1564, 1590.
  • Durer, Albrecht, Hare, 1502
  • Durer, Albrecht, Self Portrait at 28, 1500, Munich
  • Durer, Albrecht , The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (woodcut), 1498
  • El Greco [Domenikos Theotokopoulos], View of Toledo, 1595-1600
  • El Greco, Burial of Count Orgay, 1586-88
  • El GrecoThe Agony in the Garden, 1590-1600
  • Hilliard, Nicholas, Young Man in a Garden, c1588
  • Holbein, Hans the Younger, The Ambassadors, 1533
  • Holbein, Hans the Younger, Portrait of Anne of Cleves,1539, (Louvre, Paris)
  • Mantegna, Andrea, Lamentation over the Dead Christ
  • Michelangelo [Buonarroti], The Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1508-12
  • Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, 1508-12
  • Michelangelo, David (statue), 1501
  • Palladio, Andrea, Teatro Olimpico, 1584 (Vicenza, Italy)
  • Raphael [Raffaello Sanzio], The Alba Madonna, 1511
  • Raphael, The Sistine Madonna, 1513-16
  • Raphael, The School of Athens, 1511
  • Sluter, Claus, Prophets Daniel and Isaiah, The Well of Moses, 1395-1406 [Dijon, France]
  • Titian [Tiziano Vecellio], Bacchanal of the Andrians, 1523-1525
  • Titian, Salome, c1515
  • Unknown, The Globe Theater, 1604 [to find what it might have looked like check the New Globe Theatre in London.
 

 

Note: Be sure to include the dates of each artist on your "timeline." The "timeline" must either be in timeline or chronology form. No simple list will be allowed. If the finished product looks like anyone else's, your grade on that section will be thrown out. If you have no timeline, you will not be allowed to take the timeline section.