Weekly Readings

 

 

Week 1

THE HUMAN FORM https://smarthistory.org/venus-of-willendorf/

PALEOLITHIC ART      https://smarthistory.org/paleolithic-art-an-introduction/

Assyrian

https://smarthistory.org/ancient-mediterranean/ancient-near-east/assyrian/

 

The Metropolitan Art Museum’s website is a crucial source for you

Explore the Heilbrunn “Timeline of Art History” which can be found on OER under survey readings and on the Met’s website especially learning to use the chronology section

Read and/or scan through the following:

Article title Mesopotamian Creation Myths

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/epic/hd_epic.htm Arabian Peninsula, 8000–2000 B.C.

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/59.52/   Storage jar decorated with mountain goats

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/02/wap.html

The Assyrian Sculpture Court

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/nimr_2/hd_nimr_2.htm

 

Week 2 Ancient Egypt

https://smarthistory.org/ancient-mediterranean/ancient-egypt-landing/

 

Article title Ancient Egypt, an introduction

 

https://smarthistory.org/ancient-egypt-an-introduction/

 

Article title Ancient Egyptian art

https://smarthistory.org/ancient-egyptian-art/

 

Article title Materials and techniques in ancient Egyptian art

https://smarthistory.org/materials-and-techniques/

 

Article title The Great Pyramids of Giza

https://smarthistory.org/the-great-pyramids-of-giza/

 

Take a look at the following Objects:

Palette of King Narmer

https://smarthistory.org/palette-of-king-narmer/

 

Libation Dish Depicting Ka-Arms Presenting an Ankh-Sign

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/543866?searchField=All&sortBy=Date&deptids=10&high=on&ft=*&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=3

 

Artist’s Gridded Sketch of Senenmut

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/547684?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&deptids=10&high=on&ft=*&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=5

 

Week 3   MesoAmerica

Article Title  Olmec Jade

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum/the-americas-bm/meso-central-america-bm/a/olmec-jade

 

Article Title   Maya, an introduction

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum/the-americas-bm/meso-central-america-bm/a/maya-an-introduction

 

Article Title  Jade plaque of a Maya king

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum/the-americas-bm/meso-central-america-bm/a/jade-plaque-of-a-maya-king

Article Title     Maya: The Yaxchilán Lintels

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum/the-americas-bm/meso-central-america-bm/a/maya-the-yaxchiln-lintels

Article Title   Maya: The Fenton Vase

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum/the-americas-bm/meso-central-america-bm/a/maya-the-fenton-vase

Article Title   The Maya, an introduction

https://smarthistory.org/maya-intro/

Article Title  Teohihuacan

https://smarthistory.org/teotihuacan-2/

Article Title    Teotihuacan-Style Hollow Figurine with Removable Chest Plate

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/684338?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&where=Guatemala&ft=*&offset=0&rpp=80&pos=21

 

Week 4    Ancient Greece    https://smarthistory.org/ancient-mediterranean/ancient-greece/

Article Title  Ancient Greece, an introduction

https://smarthistory.org/ancient-greece-an-introduction/

Article Title    Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dbag/hd_dbag.htm

Article Title    Geometric Art in Ancient Greecehttps://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/grge/hd_grge.htm

Article Title    Architecture in Ancient Greece

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/grarc/hd_grarc.htm

Greek Gods and Religious Practices

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/grlg/hd_grlg.htm

Greek Art in the Archaic Period

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/argk/hd_argk.htm

 

Week 5     Ancient Roman Architecture           https://smarthistory.org/the-pantheon/

 

Article Title    Introduction to ancient Rome

https://smarthistory.org/introduction-to-ancient-rome/

 

Article Title    Forum Romanum (The Roman Forum)

https://smarthistory.org/forum-romanum-the-roman-forum/

 

Article Title    Trajan

https://smarthistory.org/introduction-to-ancient-roman-art/Trajan

 

Article Title    Trajan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trajan’s_Column

 

Article Title       An introduction to ancient Roman architecture

https://smarthistory.org/roman-architecture/

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/roman/middle-empire/a/the-pantheon

 

Explore this  area freely of the Met’s website https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/greek-and-roman-art

 

https://smarthistory.org/head-of-a-roman-patrician/

 

Article Title    Introduction to ancient Roman art

https://smarthistory.org/introduction-to-ancient-roman-art/

 

EARLY BUDDHIST ART       https://smarthistory.org/the-historical-buddha/

PILLARS OF ASHOKA          https://smarthistory.org/the-pillars-of-ashoka/

https://smarthistory.org/lion-capital-ashokan-pillar-at-sarnath/

Article Title:         Roman Mythology

https://www.ancient.eu/Roman_Mythology/

Article Title:  Cultural links between India & the Greco-Roman world

https://www.ancient.eu/article/208/cultural-links-between-india–the-greco-roman-worl/

Article Title:      The History of Ancient India

https://www.ancient.eu/article/294/the-history-of-ancient-india/

WEEK 6   BYZANTIUM https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/byzantium-and-islam/blog/topical-essays/posts/san-vitale

https://smarthistory.org/san-vitale/

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-islam/beginners-guide-islamic-art/a/arts-of-the-islamic-world

https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2015/feb/10/muslim-rule-and-compass-the-magic-of-islamic-geometric-design

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-islam/islamic-art-early/a/arts-of-the-islamic-world-the-early-period

 

WEEK 7 BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE     https://smarthistory.org/hagia-sophia-istanbul/

ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE    https://smarthistory.org/the-great-mosque-of-cordoba/

ISLAMIC ART      https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/umay/hd_umay.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/romanesque1/a/a-beginners-guide-to-romanesque-architecture

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-islam/beginners-guide-islamic-art/a/introduction-to-mosque-architecture

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-islam/beginners-guide-islamic-art/a/common-types-of-mosque-architecture

 

WEEK 8  ANCIENT CHINESE LANDSCAPE PAINTING https://smarthistory.org/chinese-landscape-painting/

ANCIENT JAPAN        https://smarthistory.org/haniwa-warrior/

JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE       https://smarthistory.org/todai-ji/

ANCIENT KOREA SILLA KINGDOM https://smarthistory.org/gold-and-jade-crown-silla-kingdom/

Article Title    South Asian religions, an introduction

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/south-asia/south-asia-intro/a/south-asian-religions-an-introduction

Article Title  The Pillars of Ashoka     Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/south-asia/buddhist-art2/a/the-pillars-of-ashoka

Article Title Lion Capital, Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/south-asia/buddhist-art2/a/lion-capital-ashokan-pillar-at-sarnath

Article Title    Bodhisattva Maitreya

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/south-asia/buddhist-art2/a/bodhisattva-maitreya

Article Title    Jade cong and bi

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/imperial-china/neolithic-art-china/a/jade-cong-and-bi

Article Title      Chinese jade: an introduction

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/imperial-china/neolithic-art-china/a/chinese-jade-an-introduction

Article Title       Covered ritual wine vessel (gong)

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/imperial-china/zhou-dynasty/a/covered-ritual-wine-vessel-gong

Article Title     Introduction to Korean Buddhism

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/korea-japan/korean-art/a/introduction-to-korean-buddhism

 

 Week 9 Unicorn in Captivity

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/northern-renaissance1/reliquaries-manuscripts-tapestries/v/the-unicorn-in-captivity-1495-1505

Gothic      https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mgot/hd_mgot.htm

Gothic architecture https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/gothic1/a/gothic-architecture-an-introduction

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/arch-physics.html

Romanesque Art https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rmsq/hd_rmsq.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/romanesque1/a/a-beginners-guide-to-romanesque-art

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-europe/a/medieval-manuscripts

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-europe/a/introduction-to-the-middle-ages

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-europe/a/standard-scenes-from-the-life-of-christ-in-art

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/medieval-europe-islamic-world/v/chartres-cathedral

 

Week 10 Midterm

Week 11

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/beginners-renaissance-florence/a/florence-in-the-early-renaissance

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/beginners-renaissance-florence/a/the-study-of-anatomy

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/beginners-renaissance-florence/a/early-applications-of-linear-perspective

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/northern-renaissance1/beginners-guide-northern-renaissance/a/an-introduction-to-the-northern-renaissance-in-the-fifteenth-century

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/northern/hieronymus-bosch/a/bosch-the-garden-of-earthly-delights

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-africa/african-art-intro/a/historical-overview-to-the-1500s

https://womennart.com/2018/11/28/the-chess-game-by-sofonisba-anguissola/

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/ruysch-flower-still-life

https://artstor.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/the-many-questions-surrounding-jan-van-eycks-arnolfini-portrait/

 

Week 12

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/durr/hd_durr.htm

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/anat/hd_anat.htm

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/leon/hd_leon.htm

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/clan/hd_clan.htm

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/itar/hd_itar.htm

 

Week 13

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435809

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history/renaissance-reformation/renaissance-in-spain/a/el-greco-view-of-toledo?modal=1

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/ruysch-flower-still-life

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-night-watch

 

Week 14

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/reformation-counter-reformation/a/chteau-de-versailles?modal=1

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/a/raphael-school-of-athens?modal=1

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/a/drer-adam-and-eve?modal=1

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/a/michelangelo-ceiling-of-the-sistine-chapel?modal=1

 

Week 15

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/beginners-guide-baroque1/a/baroque-art-in-europe-an-introduction

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/baroque-italy/a/bernini-ecstasy-of-saint-teresa

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/france/a/chteau-de-versailles

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history/becoming-modern/intro-becoming-modern/a/orientalism

Week 16

https://smarthistory.org/a-beginners-guide-to-fauvism/

https://smarthistory.org/matisse-dance-i/

https://smarthistory.org/picassos-early-work/

https://smarthistory.org/inventing-cubism/

https://smarthistory.org/duchamp-descending/

https://smarthistory.org/picasso-guernica/

https://smarthistory.org/surrealism-intro/

https://smarthistory.org/meret-oppenheim-object-fur-covered-cup-saucer-and-spoon/

https://smarthistory.org/moholy-telephone/

https://smarthistory.org/abstract-expressionism-an-introduction/

https://smarthistory.org/sigmar-polke-bunnies/

https://smarthistory.org/conceptual-art-introduction/

https://smarthistory.org/yayoi-kusama-narcissus-garden/

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/beginners-guide-20-21/a/contemporary-art-an-introduction

https://smarthistory.org/nauman-the-true-artist-helps-the-world-by-revealing-mystic-truths/

https://smarthistory.org/performance-art-an-introduction/

https://smarthistory.org/judy-chicago-the-dinner-party/

https://smarthistory.org/liu-chunhua-chairman-mao-en-route-to-anyuan/