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AP Art History
THEMES IN ART HISTORY TOOL KIT
For each Theme, you are to choose two works of art or architecture that best represents the theme. One of the
works of art must be from Beyond the European Tradition (can use Islam). The wok from European Tradition can
be from ANY time period. Identify a work of art or architecture from after 1970 that fits the theme as well.
You are to list artist/architect (if known), Title/Name of Structure, Time Period, Date, Media, and 1 paragraph
explaining why it fits the theme and 1 paragraph stating how it fits the theme.
Religious/Sacred Object
1. European Tradition
Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________
Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________
Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________
Media:_____________________________________________________________________________

How does this work reflect the theme of sacred/religious object?

What is its purpose?

2.

Beyond European Tradition
Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________
Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________
Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________
Media:_____________________________________________________________________________

How does this work reflect the theme of sacred/religious object?

What is its purpose?

3.

After 1970
Time Period:________________________________________________________________________
Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________
Title/Name of Structure with location:____________________________________________________
Media:_____________________________________________________________________________

How does this work reflect the theme of sacred/religious object?

● How does this work reflect the theme of sacred spaces? ● What is its purpose? After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ . European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of sacred spaces? ● What is its purpose? 2. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ 3.2 ● What is its purpose? Sacred Spaces 1.

European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of deity showing personage? ● What is its purpose? 2.3 ● How does this work reflect the theme of sacred spaces? ● What is its purpose? Deity Showing Personage 1. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of deity showing personage? ● What is its purpose? .

After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of deity showing personage? ● What is its purpose? Object of Power and Authority 1. European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Object of Power and Authority? ● What is its purpose? 2.4 3. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ .

European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Power and Authority in Architecture? ● What is its purpose? 2. Beyond European Tradition .5 ● How does this work reflect the theme of Object of Power and Authority? ● What is its purpose? 3. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Object of Power and Authority? ● What is its purpose? Power and Authority in Architecture 1.

After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Power and Authority in Architecture? ● What is its purpose? Interpretations of the Human body o o o 1. Stylized Idealized Naturalism/Realism European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ .6 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Power and Authority in Architecture? ● What is its purpose? 3.

European Tradition .7 Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Interpretations of the Human Body? ● What is its purpose? 2. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Interpretation of the Human Body? ● What is its purpose? 3. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Power Interpretations of the Human Body? ● What is its purpose? Narrative in Art 1.

Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Narrative in Art? ● What is its purpose? 3. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Narrative in Art? ● What is its purpose? .8 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Narrative in Art? ● What is its purpose? 2.

Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Hostility or Violence in Art? ● What is its purpose? 3. European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Hostility or Violence in Art? ● What is its purpose? 2.9 Hostility or Violence in Works of Art 1. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Hostility or Violence in Art? .

European Tradition ● Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ ● Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ ● Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ ● Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of the Natural World / Motifs from Nature? ● What is its purpose? 2. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ .10 ● What is its purpose? Natural World / Motifs from Nature 1. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of the Natural World / Motifs from Nature? ● What is its purpose? 3.

11 Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of the Natural World / Motifs in Nature? ● What is its purpose? Symbolism / Iconography / Allegorical in Art 1. European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Symbolism / Iconography / Allegorical in Art? ● What is its purpose? 2. Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ .

12 ● How does this work reflect the theme of Symbolism / Iconography / Allegorical in Art? ● What is its purpose? 3. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Symbolism / Iconography / Allegorical in Art? ● What is its purpose? Gender Roles/Relationships 1. European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Gender Roles/Relationships? ● What is its purpose? 2. Beyond European Tradition .

13 ● Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ ● Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ ● Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ ● Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Gender Roles/Relationships? ● What is its purpose? 3. After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect the theme of Gender Roles/Relationships? ● What is its purpose? Women Artists 1. European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect work of Women Artists or about Women? .

After 1970 Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect Women Artists or about Women? ● What is its purpose? .14 ● 2. What is its purpose? Beyond European Tradition Time Period & Date:__________________________________________________________________ Artist/Architect:_____________________________________________________________________ Title/Name of Structure with location:___________________________________________________ Media:_____________________________________________________________________________ ● How does this work reflect Women Artists or about Women? ● What is its purpose? 3.