Thursday, January 27, 2011

Passion for AP Art History Runs Deep!

Created by Catherine Gonzales as a Facebook Event:


With our school district suffering in drowning debt, schools are facing programs being cut. THIS MEANS certain classes/programs YOU were anticipating on joining for the future might not be there without your help!

SO I ask YOU this:
Are YOU Dedicated? Willing? Hard working?
Do YOU want your Class Rank/GPA/Transcript to rock?
Do YOU want Colleges to look at you in awe?
Do YOU want to have your name go down in fame?

Then YOU should Join AP Art History.
Please, don't run away from the "AP" because you bet there is TREMENDOUS quality that runs through those two letters.

What is APAH (AP Art History)??
AP Art History is a chance to examine history not on a global scale, but rather on a personal one. Through each piece of art studied in the class we can see reflection of the issues and emotions in those historical periods that make us who we are today.

-Get your art credit done, without lifting a paintbrush!
-Gain more knowledge even your Top Ranked Colleagues won't have
-Enjoy a class that is more than a lecture
-Mrs. Kuntz, the wonderful teacher and producer of APAH
-Learn about how you are presently existing, in society, in the world
-Gain College Credit in a blink of the eye!
-Tuesdays: EVERY Tuesday we EAT Sandwiches : Sandwich Tuesday
-Becoming more cultured while sipping on Coffee or Tea
-Trip to Art Muesum
-Belong to something that is MORE than a CLASS but a FAMILY

I'm not asking you to join, I'm asking you to consider what's best for YOU and YOUR future.


Thank You for Your Precious Time,
the APAH family

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

AP Art and AP Art History - Endangered Species?

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

We're in an artistic "crisis" and have been told that unless classes are 25-30 students, they will be canceled...

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

Please get the word out to your friends who may be thinking of taking AP Art and AP Art History...

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

Let's work together to save the programs and continue on our excellent journey of knowledge and truth!

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Special thanks to Lewis Carroll, who I'm sure would have loved AP Art History and Art with excerpts from The Walrus and The Carpenter
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

APAH Slide List Quiz 13 - 1/28/10

You are responsible to know the information on the images below, including the time period they were created in. Quizzes will be graded on complete accuracy of information.

1. Bonaventura Berlinghieri, panel for the St. Francis Altarpiece, 1235
2. Nicola Pisano, pulpit, Baptistery of Pisa,1260, marble
3. Pietro Cavallini, Seated Apostles, detail of the Last Judgment fresco, Santa Cecelia in Trastevere, Rome, 1291
4. Cimabue. Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets, 1280-90
5. Giotto di Bondone, Madonna Enthroned, 1310
6. Giotto, Arena Chapel (Padua), Enrico Scrovegni and the Arena Chapel, 1305-06
7. Giotto di Bondone, Kiss of Judas, from the Arena Chapel (Padua), 1305-6
8. Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maesta Altarpiece, Siena, 1308-1311
9. Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi, Annunciation, 1333
10. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of Good Government, Bad Government and the Effects of Bad Government in the City, Palazzo Publicco, Siena, 1338

Caravaggio Says it Best...


Sunday, January 16, 2011


GOLD: Katie Floyd - The Prodigal
Sarai Albert - The Silver Handle
Natalie Marquis - The Feather
Amber Amezquita - Haunted
Krisit Langehennig - Mansfield Park
SILVER: Megan Ingram - Hope
Certificate of Merit:
Ashley Alcantar - A Relaxed Sunday Afternoon
Ashley Curtis - Red Leaf

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Unit Test 4 - Romanesque and Gothic

• Romanesque – what does “Romanesque” mean?, parts of a Romanesque portal, eight characteristics of a Romanesque pilgrimage church, dates of the Romanesque period, context for Romanesque and the churches, Abbot Suger and his importance, Y1K and its significance, monasteries and why they were important, Crusades and their significance, significance of stone carving as a hallmark, how the human body was “represented” (canon?)
• Gothic - seven characteristics of Gothic cathedrals, stylistic changes in Gothic architecture and their names (Flamboyant, Rayonnant, Perpendicular, etc.), movement toward greater realism (the N word!), how the human body was portrayed (its reemergence), Giorgio Vasari, significance of Paris, lux nova, Jean Pucelle, “Notre Dame” (the Virgin) and Her significance
• Vocabulary – reliquary, nave, transept, crossing, radiating chapels, ambulatory, choir, triforium, tribune, westwork, cloister, tympanum, trumeau, archivolts, jambs, voussiors, groin vaults, barrel vault, buttress, compound pier, column statues, rose window, lancet window, pointed arch, rib groin vault, stained glass, flying buttress, tracery, verticality, fan vaulting
Images to know:
• Romanesque – Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France; Bayeux Tapestry, Morgan Madonna, reliquaries (various), Modena Cathedral reliefs (Wiligelmo creation of Adam and Eve), The Pilgrimage Church at Vezelay, Pisa Complex, Durham Cathedral, England
• Gothic – Rottgen Pieta, Death of the Virgin at Strasbourg Cathedral, Virgian of Jeanne d’Evreux, Chartres (west, north and south portals and their differences) Visitation, jamb statues, Reim Cathedral, The Virgin of Paris, Ekkehard and Uta-Naumburg figures, St. Denis, Notre Dame, Paris, Laon Cathedral, Amiens Cathedral, Reims Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Salisbury Cathedral, Milan Cathedral, Cologne Cathedral, Bamberg Rider, the Royal Portal at Chartres, Throne of Wisdom, Porch of the Confessors

Thursday, January 06, 2011

APAH Unit 3 Test REDO!

Directions: You have 30 minutes to answer this question. Read the question and take a moment to think about what it asks. You can receive full credit only by answering the question asked. Therefore, spend a few minutes organizing or outlining your response in the blank space provided above the question. Notes in the blank space will not be graded. Be sure to analyze each question carefully and choose appropriate examples. Identify your examples as fully as possible.

Early Northern Medieval art is unusual in its context from other time periods. Discuss the history of its conception and follow its path beginning with Anglo-Saxon and ending with Ottonian. Use specific examples of art to justify each of the changes the period progresses through and the context of the art created.