BYG The Arts Cheat Sheet

The following will be covered on the BYG - The Arts Quiz:

Visual Arts
Here are some sample questions:

- Known for his architectural designs that promote harmony between humanity and the environment, __________ designed many homes in California and Japan during the 1920s and went on to design Fallingwater and  the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
- Best known for his surrealist paintings, __________ painted this piece entitled The Persistence of Memory.

You should also know these terms:
art deco- How would you describe this style?
expressionism- How would you describe this style?
tudorbethan- How would you describe this style?
Georgia O'Keeffe- What was her preferred style of painting?
Salvador Dali- What was unique about his portrayal of people in paints?
Pablo Picasso- What are some of his famous pieces?
Man Ray- What medium did he work with? What’s unique about his style?

Music
Here are some sample questions:

- Louis Daniel Armstrong, from New Orleans, Louisiana, displayed his amazing talents as a __________ player, and singer during the Jazz Age.
- Also known as "Helen Kane," which of the following singers was known for her rendition of "I Want to Be Loved by You?"

You should also know these terms:
The Roaring Twenties- What are some alternate names for this time?
Jazz- How could you describe this music?
Ragtime- How could you describe this music?
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band- Who are some important musicians from this band? Famous songs?
Marion Harris- Listen to her recording of “It had to be you.”
Scott Joplin- What was his musical style? What instrument? Famous songs?
Irving Berlin- What are some well-known song written by him?

Check out these 1920s hits:
“It Had to Be You”- http://tinyurl.com/d7qtzo8
“The Entertainer”- http://tinyurl.com/7znay2f
“Blue Skies”- http://tinyurl.com/ank9cqp
“I Want to Be Loved by You”- http://tinyurl.com/b3uynj6

Theatre and Radio

You should also know...
The birth of radio
the first broadcast in 1920. 
Famous/ “mile-marker” films and actors
The Jazz Singer- Al Jolson
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
 Metropolis, etc.
Charlie Chaplin
Other entertainment medium
Broadway/Theatre
Vaudeville/Minstrel

Literary Arts
You should also know these key people, literary works, and terms:
The Harlem Renaissance- What was it? What styles of expression did it deal in?
The Great Gatsby
The Sun Also Rises
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Waste Land
A Farewell to Arms
Alan Alexander (A. A. Milne)- What are some famous works?
T.S. Eliot- What are some famous works?
Sinclair Lewis- What are some famous works?
Langston Hughes- What are some famous works?
Ernest Hemingway- What are some famous works?