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  1. VISUAL LITERACY MASTER TEACHER 2010 BRANDY SITTS

  2. Paleolithic • Venus of Willendorf • 28,000- 25,000 BCE • Characteristics: • Served as fertility image. • No facial features • Ball-like shapes

  3. Islam • Dome of the Rock • 687-692 • Characteristics • 1st great achievement of Islamic architecture • Octagonal dome • Interior is vivid and colorful

  4. Ancient Africa • Nok Head • 500-200 • Characteristics • Flaring nostrils and triangle eyes are unique to Nok art • African culture liked heads

  5. Ancient India • Shiva as Nataraja • 1000 • Characteristics • Nataraja means Lord of the Dance • Portable image • Dwarf that she is standing on represents ignorance

  6. High Renaissance Sculpture • David by Michelangelo • 1501-1504 • Characteristics • Formal references to classical antiquity • Compositionally and emotionally connected to an unseen presence • Head turned to show pent up energy

  7. Late Gothic • Arnolfini and His Bride by Jan Van Eyck • 1434 • Characteristics: • Almost every object portrayed sanctity • Symbolism • Purpose: Record and sanctify marriage • Dog: Fidelity, Shoe: Holy Ground

  8. Neoclassicism • Oath of the Horatii by David • 1784 • Characteristics: • Conflicts between heart and patriotism • Statuesque figures- men: Rigid, Angular

  9. Romanticism (Spanish) • The Third of May 1808 by Goya • 1808 • Characteristics: • Encouraged empathy of the Spanish by portraying horrified expressions and enhanced drama through stark use of darks and lights

  10. Romanticism • Raft of the Medusa by Gericault • 1818-1819 • Characteristics: • Actual historical event • Subdued palette and prominent shadow lend ominous pall to the scene • Emotionally charged • Comments on slavery Apathy

  11. Fauvism • Red Room by Matisse • 1908-1909 • Characteristics: • Color = Warmth • Colors contrast richly and intensely • Depicts objects in simplified and schematized fashion and flattening out form

  12. Photo Realism • Fanny Finger Painting by Close • 1985 • Characteristics: • One moment it’s a spitting image of a person, the next it’s an animated pattern of spots

  13. Cubism • Guernica by Picasso • 1937 • Spanish Civil War • World’s Fair in France • Shows anguish of residents murdered in Basque Country of Spain