EXAM STUDY GUIDE
This Study Guide is
presented in the form of short essay questions. By studying the information you
would need to answer these questions, you should go over the material that will
be covered on the test.
In addition to this
Guide, you should review the Lecture Outlines and your notes, supplementing them
with your textbook when needed.
What are the Elements of Design? Include a general description of each along
with a discussion of their qualities.
Discuss the Principles of Design. Include a general description of each and a
discussion of how they are used to manipulate the Elements of Design.
Discuss some of the common assumptions about art, and why they can be
Discuss some of the functions of art and how it is used in society.
Define Content and Context. Discuss their differences and how they affect a work
of art and its interpretation.
What are the different Styles or Categories of art? Discuss each briefly.
What was the role of the artist in the ancient world? How does that role differ
from that of the modern artist? Discuss how the public perception of the artist
has changed throughout history, including their realm of expertise and how
others viewed them.
Discuss some of the forms of expression that are commonly not considered art.
What is the difference between a Folk or Na´ve Artist and a formally trained
Has personal expression always been a standard for evaluation, or even of
interest in art?
Artists have often painted in other styles besides Realism. Discuss the
following artistic styles: Abstraction, Stylization; Romanticism. Explain how
they differ from straight Realism.
Discuss censorship and how it has affected the art world in recent years.
Several advancements in the techniques of Realism in painting and drawing, such
as chiaroscuro, were developed in the Renaissance. Discuss these advancements
and their effect on the art community of the time.
Discuss the differences and similarities between Isometric, Linear and