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Grade 9-12 Performance Task

Due Sunday 14th April You have been randomly assigned a period in art history to research and become an expert on. Your job is to create a poster to teach others about the highlights and most important points in art from that time. You must include the dates and name of the period at the top of your poster. Your poster should include, key aspects of art from that time, images done by artists of that time, what media were used, influences and what else was happening at that time. For each of you I have included some artists and key points to help you get started. Make your posters both informative and visually pleasing. You have more than a week to work on it so please put in time and care. These will be both presented and displayed for everyone so make something you can be proud of. Be Creative and have fun with them. Please see the grading rubric; you will be graded on criterion A and D. PERIODS 35,000-10,000 BC- Prehistoric Key points; Cave art, Africa, made from charcoal and dirt, images of animals and people, paintings and sculpture Art pieces; Hall of bulls Lascaux, Venus of Willendorf

3100-1800 BC- Egyptian Key points; valuable materials, royalty, use of papyrus Art pieces; pyramids,

600-1600- Islamic Art Key points; script, mosaics, detail, religion, mosques, architecture, wool and silk, decorative Art pieces; Dome of the rock, Mihrab from the Madrasa Imami, great mosque

Grade 9-12 Performance Task


Cordoba, Sultan Muhammad court of Gayumars, Maqsud of Kashan (carpet) Renaissance Art Early Renaissance in Italy, 140079 High Renaissance in Italy, 1475 1525 Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the Renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400, in parallel with developments which occurred in philosophy, literature, music and science. Artists; Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael. 1800s Realism Key points; things as in everyday life, introduction of photography, truth and accuracy, ordinary, reaction to romanticism Artists; Manet, Goya, Courbet

1800s 1905 Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Key points; Experimenting with form and color, capturing fleeting moments, pastel colors Artists; Monet, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh

1905-1930 Expressionism Key points; Expression of art as feelings/emotions, harsch colors and sharp distorted forms Artists; Munch, Schiele, Kirchner, Kokoschka

1908-1916 Cubism Key points; dividing objects into many sided planes, drawing from more than one perspective at a time Artists; Braque, Gras, Leger, Picasso

1909-1918 Futurism

Grade 9-12 Performance Task


Expression of speed, violence, and war of the machine age Artists; Balla, Boccioni, Severini

1916-1922 Dada Key points; Non traditional values as a rebellion to war, against high art, random Artists; Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Jean Arp

1924-1941 Surrealism Based on dreams, fantasy, the unconscious Artists; Dali, Andre Breton, Max Ernst

1940-1950- Abstract Expressionism Key points; Images are spontaneous and abstract, expressive Artists; De Kooning, Kline, Newman, Rothko, Still, Pollock

1960-1970- Pop art Key points; Reaction against abstract Expressionism. Portrayal of everyday objects in popular culture Artists; Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Warhol

The Library also has many great books on both art history and different countries.

Best of Luck, Ms. Jen.