Great Works of Art
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|Title||Milon of Croton|
|Artist||Gerard van Honthorst|
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I however disabled the Title and Movement parts. The former was too hard (especially as I'm not an English native) and the latter was too messy.
But super deck overall.
"Paradise" by Tintoretto is only showing half the canvas.
Lamentation by Giotto not "The Mourning of Christ"
"The Copley Family" not "The Family Portrait"
"The Painter's Studio" not "The Artist's Studio"
"Dive Bomber and Tank" not "Dive Bomber"
Chaim Soutine 1917 not "Portrait of Chaim Soutine" 1916
"The Charging Chasseur" or "An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging"
not "Officer of the Imperial Guard"
"Witches' Sabbath" by Francisco Goya 1798 not 1789
"The Olive Trees" by Vincent van Gogh 1889 not 1888
I eventually gave up trying to get the perfect names/years and just went with it.
Are there a handful of duplicates as one commented mentioned? Yes, maybe 3, from my learning the deck.
Are there inconsistencies in artist names? On occasion. Sometimes it's "Gian Lorenzo Bernini" sometimes it's "Gianlorenzo Bernini" sometimes it's just "Bernini". There are a handful of pretty obvious typos. As long as you aren't too hard on yourself I'm sure you'll be fine.
The "Periods/Movements" section of questions is a little more off-putting as works seem to be labeled rather inconsistently. As an example, one piece by Kenneth Noland, for instance, is labeled "Color Field, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism". Another similarly-styled piece by the same artist is merely labeled "Color Field". As someone with minimal familiarity with art, I ASSUME the second piece is also one of abstract expressionism and probably minimalism. But it's hard to be sure, and it seems as though I may spend unreasonable amounts of time reciting all three, see the card actually contains only one, and uncomfortably conclude the other pieces I mentioned must also apply. Or, I produce only "color field" and decide that's adequate.
So yes, I'll give it a thumbs-up, but it's not without caveats.
"Periods/Movements" is not a section to study extensively or memorize to perfection. For one, labeling of periods/movements is rather inconsistent, as mentioned above. Secondly, it simply isn't worth the time reviewing periods/movements for every single art card when almost every piece by an artist is going to be labeled the same genre (minus perhaps Picasso, whose pieces are labeled Blue/Rose etc.). Finally, given how inconsistent and probably inaccurate the labels are, it's not as though you can have THAT much confidence a particular piece of art is or isn't something else. I'd flip through the reviews for 100 cards, maybe, then probably delete.
- Inconsistent artist names
- Answer cards often contain too much information
- Splitting this into 3 decks seems odd