Art of History Assignment

Essays

Directions: Write a short essay in response to each of the following prompts. Be sure EACH answer is at least 250 words in length and utilize APA guidelines.

1. Create and explain a five-point checklist of what you should notice when seeing a work of art for the first time.

2. Evaluate the role of religion and superstition on art and art history.

3. Speculate on the effect Islam may have had on all subsequent European art if it had conquered Europe at the end of the Byzantine Empire.

4. Think about the loss of naturalism in the twentieth century. What are three different possible definitions of “art” in the twentieth century? Use examples from the text.