Art Appreciation #1

The Great Sphinx

Funerary Complex of Khafre

Flower Piece with Curtain

Adrian van der Spelt & Frans van Mieris


Edward Weston

Red Canna-

Georgia O'Keefe


David Smith

Medici Venus

Greek Statue of plump woman (unknown artist)

Hana-Murasaki of the Tamaya

Kitagawa Utamaro

Punitavati- Karaikkal Ammaiyar

(spiritual woman with fanged hag face)

Untitled- Kiki Smith

(two naked wax figures drawing attention to AIDS)

offering bowl

Olowe of Ise (created for the Yoruba people of West Africa)


Roger Shimomura (grandmother's account of an internment camp

The Drawing Lesson

Jan Steen (boy apprentice and mature girl learn from a master artist)

Last Supper-


Great Sphinx:

one of the world's best-known monuments carved from the living rock of the Giza plateau in Egypt. By placing the head of the ancient Egyptian king Khafre on the body of a huge lion, the sculptors joined human intelligence and animal strength in a single image to evoke the superhuman power of a ruler.


the institution or person who commissions or finances a work of art

trompe l'oeil:

a manner in which pictures attempt to viewers into thinking what they are seeing is real, not a painted representation of the real

still lifes:

a type of painting that has a s its subject inanimate objects such as food, dishes, fruit, or flowers taken out of their natural contexts


refers to the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome

naturalism or realism:

a style of depiction in which the physical appearance of the rendered image in nature seems to be accurately described


art that does not describe the appearance of visible forms but rather transforms them into stylized patterns

abstraction or stylization:

artists transform recognizable natural subjects into patterns or make them conform to ideals


do not depict a recognizable natural subject


traditional way of representing forms

woodblock print:

a print made from one or more carved wooden blocked


a metal made from copper alloy, usually mixed with tin. Also any sculpture made from this substance


the study of conventional subjects and symbols


within the depicted space of an artwork, the area that is closest to the picture plane


: the ceremonial commemoration of Jesus's Lat Supper with his disciples (AKA Holy Communion or the Mass)


a tablelike structure where religious rites are performed. The site of the rite of the Eucharist

Self Potraits:

artist expressing how they or those in their culture conceive their role in society


the overall arrangement, organizing design, or structure of a work of art


nimbus, worn on Christian saints or emperors to signify power and purity


: white ceramic used by Chinese potters


: Athens's civic and religious center


: the personal and social circumstances surrounding the making, viewing, and interpreting of a work of art


method of scrutinizing individual art objects