The -Isms of Art

Lesson Title: The -Isms of Art (1 of 5): Intro & Art History
Academic Standards: National Core Arts Standards (Presenting): Anchor Standard #4. Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. National Core Arts Standards (Responding): Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work. National Core Arts Standards (Connecting): Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Content Creator: Ms. Beth Bachuss
Level: High School
Duration: 45-55 min
  /  The -Isms of Art (1 of 5): Intro & Art History

Objectives

  • Students will learn the four types of ism.
  • Students will be able to closely examine 2D and 3D artworks.
  • Students will participate in an analysis of and discussion about artworks in the Western Art History canon from Prehistory through Realism.
  • Students will be able to accurately identify the style / time period of some of the works of art we viewed.
  • Students will participate in an activity where we collaboratively sort the artworks we have seen by their style / time period.

Description

After an introduction and confirmation that students are comfortable moving about in VR, we will cover the four types of -isms and then view images from different time periods / styles of art (“isms”). This first lesson covers Western art from prehistoric times to 19th century Realism.

Sequence

  1. Introduction
  2. VR locomotion
  3. The four types of ism
  4. Prehistoric Art
  5. Ancient Near East / Mesopotamia
  6. Ancient Egypt
  7. Greek
  8. Roman
  9. Byzantine
  10. Romanesque
  11. Gothic
  12. Renaissance
  13. Northern Renaissance
  14. Mannerism
  15. Baroque
  16. Rococo
  17. Neoclassical
  18. Romanticism
  19. Realism
  20. Hands-on activity sorting artworks by style / time period
  21. Preview of next class
  22. Recommended reading

Demonstratives & Media

Classroom Space
Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos

Suggested Ancillary Support

The Annotated Mona Lisa, Strickland, 2007

Art History for Dummies, Wilder, 2007

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history

Isms:  Understanding Art, Little, 2004

Isms:  Understanding Modern Art, Phillips, 2013

Notes