History
Elements of Art
Ethnic Art
Selected Works
Art in the Depression
100
Art created by the Eastern Roman Empire from about the fifth century until Constantinople.
What is Byzantine?
100
Uses space and three dimensional volume.
What is Form?
100
Simplicity of line and minimalist often drawing inspiration from the natural world. Includes monotone hues and a use of language as part of the artistic or painting tradition.
What is Asian artwork?
100
In this artwork by Diego Rivera a controversial nativity scene is represented by an infant receiving vaccines from three doctors which replace the three wise men.
What is a Mural Depicting Detroit industry.
100
This program was set up in 1933 and lasted until 1934 and was designed to employ artists for the improvement of the Nation by president Roosevelt.
What is the Public Works of Art project?
200
The most popular subject matter in medieval Christian paintings.
What is the Virgin Mary and Christ?
200
The existing continuous within a piece that can be two dimensional.
What is Line?
200
Emphasizes the human figure. Includes bold bright colors and subject matters that are culturally significant such as stories, musicians, and healers. The most diverse ethnic artwork.
What is African art.
200
In this Aaron Douglas mural a saxophonist stands on the wheel of industry to represent creativity during the 1920's.
What is Aspects of Negro Life?
200
The Griffiths Observatory in Los Angeles features concrete sculptures of these important figures.
What are great astronomers?
300
Perspective was developed during this period.
What is Renaissance?
300
An enclosed space defined with an artwork.
What is Shape?
300
Arabesque with an emphasis on repeating mathematical patterns and tessellations. Avoids use of animal and human figures.
What is Islamic artwork?
300
In this mural a group of elderly men and women toil with various tools on the ground level of an apartment while young families with children live a carefree life on the floor above. This represents the immigrant worker building a nation for future generations.
What is Tenement by George Biddle?
300
This man was the head of the Public Works of Art project for it's entirety.
Who is Edward Bruce?
400
Means encrusted with shells
What is Rococo?
400
The element of artwork possessing three qualities, Hue, Intensity and Value.
What is Color?
400
Emphasizes stories or symbols unique to a culture. Often used to tell significant moral story or popular belief.
What is Folk Art?
400
In this Ben Shahn mural the sleeves on the riveters arms are rolled up to reveal large muscular arms a symbol of American Industry.
What is The Riveter?
400
This was the funding agency for the Public Works of Art project.
What is the Civil Works Administration?
500
Uses the language of color and form to create images independent of outside reference.
What is abstract painting?
500
Refers to the "feel" of the piece.
What is Texture?
500
The name given to objects that have unique cultural use such as masks, weapons of war, and ceremonial clothing.
What is Tribal art?
500
In this public sculpture by George Stanley a figure holds an greek mask which is smiling, a contrast to the frowning figure. The harsh shadows create five distinct lines on the forehead and the figure stands in second position.
What is The Muse of Music, Dance and Drama?
500
This was the administrative entity for the Public Works of Art project.
What is the United States Treasury Department?
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