Buy 5x8" multicolored index cards in bulk! (You'll need more than just 250.)
All of your in class notes for each chapter that we go through will be designated by color. It's your choice to decide which chapter is deemed what color.
*For example: Mesopotamia= pink, Egypt 3 = yellow, Greece 4 = green, Etruscans = blue, Rome = purple, and so on...
Name of the artist
Title of the artwork- sculpture and any 2D works are ALWAYS underlined if hand written. Architecture is NOT underlined.
Date- When was it created?
Period/Movement- When? Cultural and time reference
Original Location- Where is the original setting? Temple, church, domestic space, hospital, palace...
Location- Where is it now?
Patron- Did someone pay for this to be created?
Material/Media/Medium- The material is WHAT it's made of.
Technique- The technique is HOW it's made.
Tips and tricks
Before we start the next time period of artworks have your flashcards prepped and ready to go. What does this mean?
Take all of your in class notes directly onto your flashcards. Why do extra work? That way, when it's time to study, you're not stuck rewriting information.
Get in the habit of highlighting, underlining, or writing in a different color ALL of the vocabulary that we cover in class. Use them within context on your flashcards. Don't just write the definition (but that's helpful too).
- Secondly- Information about the artwork concerning the following should also be included on every flashcard. The amount of information will vary within each category accordingly and will depend on the complexity of the artwork itself.
FORM- Finer details. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design, don't just write, "statue" because that's not helpful at all.
CONTEXT- WHY? What was happening during this time that caused this piece to be created? Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Intellectual, Art
FUNCTION- What is its purpose? What was it made to be used for, or do?
STYLE- How are you able to tell the artwork can be classified by a particular artist, culture, period, art movement, etc…? Why or how is this work important to the time and culture. What makes this fit into history?
MEANING- What led up to the creation of this piece? How did this work reflect the ideas during this time in history, and allow it to be a product of its time? What is the meaning of the artwork?