Unit 1 Art
A SHORT HISTORY OF WESTERN PAINTING
Look at the paintings on your book.
Can you tell the names of them and their painters?
亚博拉罕接待天使 （大圣母教堂侧壁） 432—440
Sunrise （Monet） 1872-1873
巴?卡斯蒂利昂伯爵像 （ Raphael）1515
海边人物形象 （斯塔尔） 1952
Which one do you prefer? Do you know what styles they are?
Read the passage fast and answer:
1. What’s the main idea of the text?
Styles of Western art have changed many _____________________________ times with time going by.
2. How many styles of Western painting are mentioned in the text? What are they? Four. They are:
The Middle Ages The Renaissance
Read the passage carefully and fill in the chart below.
Period Time a -Painters __________ -Some themes worked ____. attitude to life paintings are Characte ____. -in a showed ____ -ristics -new __________ of the technique:___ and _______ - Some are ______ way paintings _____. th not_______ in 13 -new paints century :________
Careful Reading Answers to exercise 1 for your reference.
Period 15th -16th late 19th -20th 20th century Time century century - today -adopted a religious ____________ - __________ more -Painters themes ___________ worked humanistic -Some attitude to life -_________. outdoors paintings are Characte -in a abstract _________; -ristics more ________ -new -showed ____ light of the ________ technique: realistic shadow and _______ - Some are way paintings perspective __________ realistic _______. th in 13 - not_______ detailed century -new paints :________ oil paints Middle Age 5th – 15th century Renaissance
Read the passage after the tape and then finish exercise 3 on P3.
1. Western art has changed very little over the last seventeen centuries. F a lot 2. Paintings in the Middle Ages did not use perspective. T 3. Impressionists painted landscapes. T 4. You cannot recognize any object in abstract modern art. T 5. In the Renaissance most artists painted indoors. T 6. Abstract art is still an art style today.
According to the characteristics of the paintings in each period, can you guess which period the following paintings belong to?
--- By Henri Matisse
Matisse (1869 –1954) was a French artist, known for his use of color. he was labelled a Fauve (wild beast).
Outside the Window
The Renaissance Madonna with Child and Angels
Masaccio(1401-1428), a great painter of the Italian Renaissance, was the best painter of his generation because of his skill at recreating lifelike figures and movements as well as a convincing sense of three-dimensionality (三维).
Madonna and Child 圣母子
The Middle Ages Mourn Christ 哀悼耶稣
By Giotto di Bondone
Giotto di Bondone
Giotto di Bondone (1266 – 1337), was an Italian painter and architect in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.
Impressionism Nympheas 睡莲
Monet (1840 –1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting .
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is a speaking picture.
Enjoy the paintings; enjoy your life!
Ages: Middle Ages Time: 5th to 15th century AD Artist: Giotto Feature: Religious
Ages: The Renaissance Time: 15th to 16th century AD Artist: Masaccio Feature: perspective, realistic
Ages: Impressionism Time: late 19th to early 20th
Artist: not mentioned
Feature: not detailed
Ages: Modern Art Time: 20th century to today Artist: not mentioned Feature:
The Middle Ages