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Introduction to Humanities: Task 2 Artworks

Selecting and analyzing a piece of art

As a student in the introduction to humanities course you will be asked to choose art from this list. We have attempted to provide information to further aid you in this task by providing links to works which are available in the public domain.  You will need to read, listen to, or view the work and then follow the steps outlined in your task.

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task 2 list

Classical Period


•  ExekiasAchilles and Ajax Playing a Dice Game (Athenian black-figure amphora), c. 540−530 BCE

•  PraxitelesThe Aphrodite of Cnidus (Knidos), c. 350 BCE

•  Alexandros of AntiochVenus de Milo, c. 130−100 BC

•  Apollodorus of DamascusTrajan’s Column, c. 107 CE

•  After LeocharesApollo Belvedere, c. 120 CE

•  AgesanderAthenodorus, and Polydorus of RhodesThe  Laocoön Group . Late 2nd Century



•  Leonardo da VinciAnnunciation c. 1472

•  TitianBacchus and Ariadne, c. 1520

•  Hans Holbein the YoungerThe Ambassadors, 1533

•  Marcus Gheeraerts the YoungerQueen Elizabeth I (Ditchley Portrait) c. 1592



•  Josquin des PrezMille Regretz (French Chanson), c.1521

•  Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaSicut Cervus (motet), 1581

•  Thomas MorleyNow is the Month of Maying, 1595

•  John FarmerFair Phyllis (English Madrigal) 1599


NeoClassical (Art) / Classical (Music)


•  Antonio CanovaPsyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, c. 1777

•  Jacques Louis DavidThe Death of Socrates, 1787

•  Sir John SoaneBank of England, 1788-1833

•  IngresLa Grande Odalisque, 1814



•  W. A. MozartPiano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 – “Romanze” (second movement), 1785

•  W. A. MozartOverture to The Marriage of Figaro K.492,1786

•  Franz Joseph HaydnSymphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise), 1792

•  Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony #5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Allegro con brio” (first movement), 1804–1808




•  Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781

•  John ConstableThe Hay Wain, 1821

•  Eugene DelacroixDeath of Sardanapalus, 1827

•  J.M.W. TurnerSlave Ship, 1840



•  Franz SchubertErlking D.328 (Lied), 1815

•  Hector BerliozDream of the Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique, 1830

•  Clara Schumann4 pieces fugitives, Op.15,1853

•  Bedrich SmetanaThe Moldau from Má Vlast, 1874




•  Gustave CourbetThe Stone Breakers, 1849

•  Rosa BonheurThe Horse Fair, 1852-1855

•  James WhistlerArrangement in Grey and Black, No.1: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871

•  Édouard ManetA Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882



•  Stephen FosterOld Folks at Home, 1851

•  Giacomo PucciniMadama Butterfly, 1904

•  John Philip SousaStars and Stripes Forever, 1896-97

•  Julia Ward HoweThe Battle Hymn of the Republic, 1862

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