“Metallic flower” is the description given by
Frank Gehry for his Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
A sub-category of constructed sculpture — seen in the works of Deborah Butterfield — that involves the use of familiar objects in new ways is

KEY: Deborah doesn’t wear a bra, she rides free on her horse made of butter, in the fields, with an emblem on its ass.

Alexander Calder was one of the first artists to explore the possibilities of
kinetic sculpture
Aqua Tower, Chicago
Green construction
Bas-relief; aka low-relief
Sculpture that is not freestanding, but projects slightly from a surface.
the overhanging portion of a beam or slab extended beyond its means of support
Chauvet Cave paintings
Paleolithic France.

KEY: When the French were Pale in their Caves, they said: Chau? wee! which meant Cave? yes!

Curtain wall
an exterior wall that is not load bearing
During the Neolithic period, art went from
naturalistic to abstract.
Early stone tools were developed about
2,000,000 years ago.

TOOLS = 2 Ooo Ooo

Egyptian art remained relatively unchanged for about 2,500 years
Egyptian art’s main focus was on life here on earth
Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater, 1936
Gothic builders were able to open large wall areas for windows because of the use of:
pointed arches and flying buttresses
Great Pyramids at Giza
Egypt Old Kingdom (c. 2500 BCE)
Groin vault
the intersection of two barrel vaults
Hagia Sophia, Instanbul
Dome on pendentives
Head of Akkadian Ruler
In Egyptian art, the larger size of important figures in paintings and reliefs is referred to as a hierarchic scale
Using 3-dimensional media to visually tell a story, often involving an entire space.
Jeppesen Terminal Building, Denver
Sculpture that moves.
King Menkaure and Queen Khamerenebty
Greywacke stone
Le Corbusier
Domino Construction System, 1914
LEED gives awards to architects for
environmental design
Lost-wax process
A casting process often used for bronze.
Louis Sullivan
Wainwright Building, 1890
Lyre from the Kings Grave
Wood, gold, lapis lazuli, shell and silver
Michelangelos’s Awakening Slave is a good example of this kind of sculpture:
Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project is an example of
site-specific art
Our main source of knowledge about Egyptian art is from tombs
Petroglyphs are made by
scratching an image onto a stone surface
Robert Longo’s Corporate Wars: Wall of Influence is an example of
a high-relief sculpture
Sculpture that is created by removing material, as from a block of wood or stone, is called _____ sculpture.
Seagram Building, NYC
Steel-frame construction
Neolithic England
The 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf is associated with
the Great Mother Goddess
The ancient Sumerians developed the world’s first wheel, plow and
writing system
The Chicago School’s contribution to 20th-century architecture was
the skyscraper
The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton is an excellent example of architecture using
Cast iron, glass and prefabricated modular units
The Mesopotamians built their temples, such as that of Ur-Nammu, on a type of structure called a
The Seagram Building is created using steel-frame construction and glass curtain walls — this is typical of the
Bauhaus style
triangular framework used to span or support
Wall Painting from the Tomb of Nabamun
Paint on dry plaster
Walter Gropius
Bauhaus, 1926
Which architect famously stated, “Less is more”?
Mies van der Rohe
Which structure features a ring of posts and lintels?
Which structure features an arcade of round arches?
Pont du Gard
Which work is an example of assemblage?
Pablo Picasso’s Bull’s Head
Who led the Chicago School and is generally regarded as the first great modern architect?
Louis Sullivan
Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu
Mesopotamia (Sumer)
From a bicycle seat and handlebars, the artist ______________ formed a sculpture and titled it Bull’s Head.
Pablo Picasso
The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton is an excellent example of architecture using:
cast iron and glass
Michelangelo’s Awakening Slave is a good example of this kind of sculpture:
The architect Frank O. Gehry has the idea that architecture is similar to functional sculpture, as can be seen in his _______________.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Julio Gonzalez was the sculptor who first used the _____________ to create his metal sculptures.
welding torch
The Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is a good example of the _____________ method of construction.
arch and arcade
The Chicago School of architecture was led by the first great modern American architect:
Louis Sullivan
The cast aluminum work Corporate Wars: Wall of Influence by artist Robert Longo is an excellent example of a __________ sculpture.
Gothic builders were able to open large wall areas for windows because of the use of the pointed arch and _________________.
flying buttresses
America’s contribution to twentieth-century architecture was:
the skyscraper
Lara Schnitger
Grim Boy, 2005
Marc Andre Robinson
Throne for the Greatest Rapper of All Time, 2005
Elizabeth Catlett
Mother and Child #2, 1971
Charles Ray
Father Figure, 2007
All four ancient civilizations emerged in the valleys of the big rivers. Which territory was named Mesopotamia “the land between the rivers?”
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers valley — in Iraq
Egyptian pyramids were built to serve as:
Mask from Mummy Case was found in the tomb of which pharaoh?
Paleolithic period
Old Stone Age
Neolithic period
New Stone Age
Rock engraving
Earthenware Beaker
Burial Urn
Murujuga Petroglyphs
Deer and Hands (Las Manos Cave)
Neolithic Europe (England)
The Great Pyramids at Giza
Egypt, Old Kingdom (c. 2500 BCE)
Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu
Mesopotamia (Sumer)
Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Egypt, New Kingdom (c. 1450 BCE)
Stonehenge was erected around 2,000 B.C.E., which we refer to as the _______ period.
The ancient Sumerians developed the world’s first wheel, plow and _______.
writing system
The Sumerians worshiped their nature gods in shrines set atop gigantic platforms called ________, which were made of sun-baked bricks (core) and fired bricks (facing).
The first Paleolithic wall paintings were found in the caves of France and Spain just a short 100 years ago. The most recently discovered paintings, found in 1994 in the _________ , turned out to be the oldest (about 30,000 years old).
Chauvet cave, France

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