AP Art History


BIG IDEA 1: Artists manipulate materials and ideas to create an aesthetic object, act, or event

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is art and how is it made?

Learning Objective 1.1: Students differentiate the components of form, function, content, and/or context of a work of art.

Learning Objective 1.2: Students explain how artistic decisions about art making shape a work of art.

Learning Objective 1.3: Students describe how context influences artistic decisions about creating a work of art.

Learning Objective 1.4: Students analyze form, function, content, and or context to infer or explain the possible intentions for creating a specific work of art.


BIG IDEA 2: Art making is shaped by tradition and change.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why and how does art change?

Learning Objective 2.1: Students describe features of tradition and/or change in a single work of art or in a group of related works.

Learning Objective 2.2: Students explain how and why specific traditions and/or changes are demonstrated in a single work or group of related works.

Learning Objective 2.3: Students analyze the influence of a single work of art or group of related works on other artistic production.


BIG IDEA 3: Interpretations of art are variable

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do we describe our thinking about art?

Learning Objective 3.1: Students identify a work of art.

Learning Objective 3.2: Students analyze how formal qualities and/or content of a work of art elicit(s) a response.

Learning Objective 3.3: Students analyze how contextual variable lead to different interpretations of a work of art.

Learning Objective 3.4: Students justify attributions of an unknown work of art.

Learning Objective 3.5: Students analyze relationships between works of art based on their similarities and differences.

 


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updated June 25, 2017  April Lombardi