Tutor profile: Farley S.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Where can I find good scholarly sources for a paper I'm writing for an art history class?
In my experience, online databases through your school's library are the best places to start looking for sources for your paper. For art history, my favorite database to use is JSTOR. JSTOR has many scholarly journals available on topics relating to the history of art. When you are searching for a scholarly article, the easiest way to determine if the source is scholarly is to make sure that the journal is peer-reviewed. This means that the journal verifies the author's research and the information presented in the submitted article using reputable scholars in that field. This verification ensures that the author of the article is practicing good research and that they are presenting information that has been vetted and confirmed by outside researchers. When using JSTOR, or any other database, make sure to select "peer-reviewed" to filter your results. This will help make sure that the articles you find in this search are scholarly and supported by experts in the field.
Subject: Art History
The Prehistoric period is divided into the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. What are the changes that occurred between these two periods, and how did these changes impact the art made during these times?
Prehistory is divided into the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. Prehistory is the time before the invention of writing. However, there are some differences between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods that affected the kinds of art made during this time. The Paleolithic period was a time when humans were largely nomadic, sought temporary shelter in caves, and were hunter-gatherers. Because these humans moved frequently, the objects that they made had to be small and easy to carry around. They also used materials that were easy to work with and that were available to them. For example, the Woman from Willendorf is a small sculpted female figure that is only approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and made from limestone. This small object would have been easy to carry as the people moved from place to place in search of food and shelter. Artists during the Paleolithic period also decorated caves with cave painting. Although we do not know for sure what function these paintings served because there are no written records, artists took time and effort to leave behind this visual evidence of their lives and their experiences. There were several changes that happened during the Neolithic period. During this time, people began settling into established communities. In these communities, people began to domesticate animals for food and develop agriculture and farming. Because people during the Neolithic period established more permanent residencies, the kind of art that was created changed as well. People began to construct permanent dwellings, they decorated these dwellings with paintings and sculptures, they began making vessels and other useful objects, and they enjoyed more leisure time for crafts. They also began establishing burial practices, which can be seen in the burial of the dead in the city of Çatalhöyük and in the construction of Stonehenge.
Subject: AP Art History
The Bayeux Tapestry was created between ca. 1066 and 1080 CE. Describe the historical events portrayed in the tapestry.
The Bayeux Tapestry, which is actually an embroidery, depicts the events that lead up to the Norman Conquest. The tapestry begins with the death of King Edward the Confessor. The vacancy of the throne of England caused a struggle between William, the Duke of Normandy (also known as William the Conqueror) and Harold, the Earl of Wessex. Most of the scenes portrayed on the tapestry involve the preparations and the ensuing battle following the invasion by the Normans, culminating with the Battle of Hastings in 1066. During this battle, Harold is killed in combat, and William becomes the King of England. In addition to providing a chronicle of the events of the Norman Invasion, the tapestry also depicts medieval and Anglo-Saxon practices such as dining, servants, religious activities, and construction.