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guidelines for oral exams

You will make an appointment to meet me for 20 minutes to discuss
the VISUAL MATERIAL of the course.

the exam:

I will ask 2-4 questions based on slides, usually  from the review carousel.  You must be able to identify anything from the carousel.

  • artist (if known)
  • title / iconography
  • patron (if it was made for a known person)
  • location (city, country -- not necessarily museum)
  • medium



    Our discussion is NOT centered on the identification but on concepts.  WHY is more important than what, when, or where.  On the other hand, if you don't know what, when, or where an object is how much do you really know about it? I will put up images, either alone or in comparison, and ask you questions like:


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