8th Grade Intermediate World Art II Online

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Intermediate World Art II lessons include an introduction to the artists, cultures, and great works of world art and architecture from the Renaissance through modern times. Students will study various works of art from the Renaissance and beyond; discover great works of art and see how they influenced later artists; compare and contrast works from many civilizations, from paintings to sculpture, architecture, book covers, prints, and more; and create artworks inspired by works they learn about.


VA8020 Intermediate World Art I Course Kit
03035 - Art Print Kit, Intermediate Art: World A - 1
05056 - Kit Box 2 (box in which materials are packed) - 1
15701 - Intermediate Art: World A Student Pages Sem. 1 & 2 - 1
15703 - Intermediate World Art I Advance Preparation and Safety Information - 1
48834 - VA7020 Intermediate World Art I Course Kit Material Checklist - 1
65050 - Art Pack 5 (Grades 7-8) - 1

Part 1

Unit 1: Renaissance and Beyond

  • Recognize that artworks with similar characteristics are grouped into periods or styles.
  • Identify characteristics of Italian Renaissance art in works by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
  • Identify events in the life of Raphael and characteristics of his art.
  • Identify the use of one-point and atmospheric perspective in paintings.
  • Identify characteristics of Northern Renaissance art in works by Albrecht Dürer and Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
  • Identify ways Renaissance artists were inspired by the ideals of Classical art.
  • Compare and contrast Renaissance and Baroque sculpture by Michelangelo and Bernini.
  • Identify ways the arts from Africa, China, and the Islamic world influenced artists and patrons of Renaissance Europe.

Unit 2: Eye on Design

  • Identify ways Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Paul Gauguin, André Derain, and Mark Rothko use color in paintings.
  • Compare and contrast the use of color in Naturalistic and Fauve art in works by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and André Derain.
  • Identify ways Edgar Degas, Utagawa Hiroshige, and Giacomo Balla show movement in artworks.
  • Recognize that artists use the elements of art and principles of design in artworks.
  • Identify ways African and Japanese artists use the elements of art and principles of design in their art.
  • Identify compositional characteristics in paintings by Diego Velázquez and Titian.

Unit 3: It's All in the Technique

  • Recognize that artists use various techniques to produce different effects in their drawings.
  • Identify techniques used in drawings by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vincent van Gogh.
  • Identify techniques used in paintings by John James Audubon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Signac.
  • Compare and contrast techniques used in naturalistic and impressionist paintings in works by John James Audubon and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
  • Identify techniques used in prints by Albrecht Dürer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Andy Warhol.
  • Identify techniques used in sculptures by Donatello, Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin, and Marisol Escobar.

Part 2


Unit 4: Themes in Art: The Artist's Vision

  • Recognize that artists have different ways of portraying the same theme or subject.
  • Identify characteristics of portraits by Rembrandt, Judith Leyster, and Pablo Picasso.
  • Identify characteristics of landscapes by Thomas Cole, Vincent van Gogh, Shen Zhou, and Ansel Adams.
  • Identify events in the life of Pablo Picasso or characteristics of his art.
  • Describe characteristics of cubist art in works by Pablo Picasso.

Unit 5: Function and Beauty

  • Identify characteristics of book covers made by Islamic, French, and Russian artists.
  • Identify ways artists add beauty to functional objects.
  • Identify events in the life of William Morris and characteristics of his art.

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