I just wanted to say that I am SO SO very proud of all of you for the hard work and dedication you have given to our AP art history class this year! I know there have been bumps in the road, but you have stepped up and OWNED it and I cannot be more proud of such an accomplished group of scholars! You are going to "slay" it tomorrow (thanks Anthony for the new word haha) and I cannot wait to hear how it went! I don't see you on Friday, but come see me and tell me how it went! Good luck and remember to get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast!!
Amity’s 11th annual Advanced Placement Picnic will serve personal sized pizzas. All Students who have taken a 2015 AP exam and all staff are welcome.
Date: Thursday May 14th in front of the athletic house.
Rain Date: Friday May 15th same place / same time
Reminders for the students who are able to attend:
· Students attending will eat at their regular lunch wave and each lunch wave will run about ten minutes past their scheduled time.
Regular lunch wave times are:
A Lunch = 11:45 – 12:13 B Lunch = 12:17 – 12:45 C Lunch = 12:48 – 1:16
· All students should have their student IDs (or other form of ID) with them.
I've posted a new page with your review power points. If you have them and haven't sent it to me - please do and I'll post it!
ALSO take a look at the review I made for you (it took me a very long time…) Its posted on a blog post from earlier this week as a PDF.
Oh and STUDY! I'll be staying after school next week for anyone who would like to review.
So… your test is in 1 week… internship starts soon…. and most of you haven't done the last two homework assignments on quiz star!!!
I need to put grades in before you go on internship - and in order for you to not have to come back for a final exam in June - you need to have a cumulative grade higher than an 83 (some of you do not…) so GET THESE ASSIGNMENTS IN!!!
Also - Your final exam grade is your review presentation. I do not think at this point we will have time to review the essays you wrote, so I will post commentary on them so you can evaluate your own work - but I'd like to CHECK that you've done this assignment (pick the 4 long essays…) next Tuesday.
Otherwise - STUDY STUDY STUDY… :)
Well Folks… we have 5 classes left before your AP Exam… you've been assigned chapters to review (posted at the end of March) and here is the breakdown for presentations the rest of this week:
Tomorrow 4/29 (C-day):
Pat: Chapters 1,2,3
Diana: Chapters 4,5,6
Noah: Chapters 7,8,14
Thursday 4/30 (D-Day):
Linda: Chapters 15,16
Anthony: Chapter 17
Jacob: Chapters 18,19
Friday 5/1 (A-Day):
Naomi: Chapters 20,21
Care: Chapters 22,29
Kahari: Chapter 30
Cae: Chapters 31,32
Tuesday 5/5 (C-Day)
Review Long Essay Questions & Multiple Choice questions from 2014 & Chapters 31/32 (handouts)
Wednesday 5/6 (D-Day)
Wrap up odds and ends for review - breakout groups for independent study
THURSDAY - YOUR EXAM:
Begins at 11:40 AM in room 282 (Math Lab)
Make sure you get sleep the night before and come in well rested and relaxed… I am CONFIDENT in you that you will do GREAT on this test! :)
I put up HW#11 on quizstar - its 9 short answer (from the last two chapters).
MOST of you have not done HW#10 yet - so you MUST complete these both - these will be on Q4 (so you must complete them!). I will give you a multiple choice only quiz on the last two chapters for over the weekend.
Everyone - I am SO SO SO proud of you for a great trip to the Met yesterday. I am honored to be your teacher of Art History and thank you all for being so great on the train, the subway, the walk to the Met and in the museum. I was proud of the questions you asked on your tour, and am confident that you all will be very successful on the AP exam if you study (which I know you will!!!)
Don't forget - the lecture at yale art gallery starts at 5:30 tonight (I will not be able to attend) but if you attend I'll give you an extra 100 point test grade extra credit. I will also give you extra credit if you attend any art museum, gallery or exhibit over April break if you bring me your ticket or receipt. :) The more art you look at, the more you will remember stuff...
Speaking of studying - here is a fantastic page to help you brush up on major characteristics of each period:
Here is the latest info from Quizstar: ALL BELOW WILL EXPIRE THIS FRIDAY 4/10 - If they are not complete, they will be a zero.
Chapter 29 (18th Century) Test:
Paper Test for Ch30 - I'll take until Friday 4/10 then I will no longer take it. It will be a ZERO if you've not handed it in.
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze, Vienna Secession, 1902 A conversation with Khan Academy's Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris In the News: The heirs of the Austrian Jewish collector who owned this work before World War II recently lost their case to recover it. Learn more: March 7, 2015 New York Times article
Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte: Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884, 1884-86, oil on canvas, 81-3/4 x 121-1/4 inches / 207.5 x 308.1 cm (The Art Institute of Chicago). In the Google Art project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/the-art-institute-of-chicago/artwork/a-sunday-on-la-grande-jatte-1884-georges-seurat/609033/
Van Gogh, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin: Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, oil on canvas, 24 x 19-11/16 inches (Fogg, Harvard Art Museums) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker http://smarthistory.org/van-gogh-self-portrait-dedicated-to-paul-gauguin.html
Cezanne, The Large Bathers: Paul Cézanne, The Large Bathers, 1906, oil on canvas, 82-7/8 x 98-3/4 inches / 210.5 x 250.8 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art). In the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/philadelphia-museum-of-art/artwork/the-large-bathers-paul-cezanne-french-1839-1906/808050/
Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day: Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877, oil on canvas 83-1/2 x 108-3/4 inches / 212.2 x 276.2 cm (The Art Institute of Chicago). In the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/the-art-institute-of-chicago/artwork/paris-street-rainy-day-gustave-caillebotte/425239/ View this work up close on the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/the-art-institute-of-chicago/artwork/paris-street-rainy-day-gustave-caillebotte/425239/
Monet, Rouen Cathedral Series: Claude Monet painted more than 30 canvases depicting Rouen cathedral between 1892 and 1894. This video discusses the following four paintings in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris: Rouen Cathedral (The Portal, Grey Weather), 1894, oil on canvas, 100 x 65 cm Rouen Cathedral (The Portal and the Tour d'Albane, Morning Effect), 1894, oil on canvas, 106 x 73 cm Rouen Cathedral (The Portal, Harmony in Blue), 1894, oil on canvas, 91 x 63 cm Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral (The Portal and the Tour d'Albane in the Sunlight), 1894, oil on canvas, 107 x 73 cm Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Monet, Water Lilies: Claude Monet, Les Nymphéas (The Water Lilies), suite of paintings on permanent exhibition at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris: Room 1: Morning, oil on two canvas panels, 200 x 425 cm, c. 1918-26 Clouds, oil on three canvas panels, 200 x 1275 cm, c. 1918-26 Green Highlights, oil on two canvas panels, 200 x 850 cm, c. 1918-26 Sunset, oil on canvas, 200 x 600 cm, c. 1918-26 Room 2: Reflection of Trees, oil on two canvas panels, 200 x 850 cm, c. 1918-26 The Morning Light, the willows, oil on three canvas panels, 200 x 1275 cm, c. 1918-26 The Morning Willows, oil on three canvas panels, 200 x 1275 cm, c. 1918-26 The Two Willows, oil on four canvas panels, 200 x 1700 cm, c. 1918-26 Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Millet, The Gleaners: Jean-François Millet (French), The Gleaners, 1857, oil on canvas, 33 x 43 in (83.5 x 110 cm) (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker http://www.smarthistory.org/jean-francois-millet-french-the-gleaners-1857.html http://www.smarthistory.org/jean-francois-millet-french-the-gleaners-1857.html
Manet, Olympia: Édouard Manet, Olympia, oil on canvas, 1863 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Édouard Manet brought to Realism his curiosity about social mores. However, he was not interested in mirroring polite parlor conversations and middle class promenades in the Bois de Boulogne (Paris’ Central Park). Rather, Manet invented subjects that set the Parisians’ teeth on edge. In 1865, Manet submitted his risqué painting of a courtesan greeting her client (in this case, you), Olympia, of 1863, to the French Salon. The jury for the 1865 Salon accepted this painting despite their disapproval of the subject matter, because two years earlier, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass created such a stir when it was rejected from the Salon. (It was instead exhibited in Emperor Napoleon III’s conciliatory exhibition—the Salon des Réfusés, or the Exhibition of the Refused. Crowds came to the Salon des Réfusés specifically to laugh and jeer at what they considered Manet’s folly.) Somehow they were afraid another rejection would seem like a personal attack on Manet himself. The reasoning was odd, but the result was the same—Olympia became infamous and the painting had to be hung very high to protect it from physical attacks. Manet was a Realist, but sometimes his “real” situations shocked and rocked the Parisian art world to its foundations. His later work was much tamer. (Text by Dr. Beth Gersh-Nesic)
Here is a review sheet (blank) for you to fill in if you wish. You can review in any number of ways, but use of flashcards is best! You should have a GREAT set at this point if you've kept your cards, and kept them organized.
So we have a lot to cover in very little time and writing and review as well before you take the exam. Here is the way I propose we finish...
Tuesday 3/30- 19th Century Test to take home and hand in on Monday 4/6
Monday 4/6 we start Modern Art (CH 31)
Friday 4/10- Modern test
Friday 4/17- last test (Int scene CH 32) take home
Over April Break: you will have four 30-min long essays to write. You will choose 4 out of 8 prompts.. You will have to outline all of them, but only actually write 4 of them. You will also have a section of review to make and when we return you will have to present it to the class. More on this later.
We are down to the wire. Plan on having some good conversation on the bus on Wed and also on the trip to the Met!
We need 3 more students to enroll to do the tour. If we don't have this - we have to cancel the tour. :( If you have friends who are 11 or 12 grade and who are responsible and will be able to attend, please tell them to enroll on MyPaymentsPlus and see me for a permission slip ASAP. Payment closes on 3/30 so they need to act fast.
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