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Final Exam Questions for EH 349

Professor John Tatter
Spring Term 2005



You will have three hours to answer the following two questions. You should expect to spend 90 minutes on each. You may use your anthology and a prepared outline to help guide your writing, but you may not use any other notes during the exam. You may also use prints of the paintings to refer to. You may study together for the exam, but you may not create your outlines together. If you use a prepared outline or prints of paintings, you must turn these in with your exam.

  1. Show how John Denham in "Cooper's Hill," Nicholas Poussin in "Empire of Flora," and William Kent in the Elysian Fields at Stowe use similar techniques for getting their messages across. Be specific in each case, and draw conclusions about how, taken together, these art forms represent a world view we might define as neo-classical.

  2. Discuss the similarities of subject matter in either Gray's "Elegy" or Wordsworth's "Michael," either Constable's "The Cornfield" or Gainsborough's "The Market Cart," and either the Grecian Valley at Stowe or the two ends of the garden at Studley Royal. Be specific in each case, and draw conclusions about how, taken together, these art forms represent both an approach to art and a world view we might define as Romantic.


John D. Tatter, Birmingham-Southern College, jtatter@bsc.edu