Total time — 2 hours
Directions: You have two hours to answer the six questions in this section. Questions 1 and 2 are long essay questions, and you are advised to spend 30 minutes on each. Questions 3 through 6 are short essay questions, and you are advised to spend 15 minutes on each. The proctor will announce when each time interval has elapsed, but you may proceed freely from one question to another.
Some of the questions refer to images, which are shown in the orange Section II: Free Response, Images booklet.
Read the questions carefully. You can receive full credit only by directly answering all aspects of the question. For Questions 1 and 2, use the blank space provided with the questions for scratch work or to organize your responses. Notes in the blank space will not be scored. You must answer each question in essay form on the lined pages of this booklet. An outline or bulleted list is not acceptable.
Note: This exam uses the chronological designations B.C.E. (before the common era) and C.E. (common era). These designations correspond to B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini), which are used in some art history resources.
1. Suggested time: 30 minutes.
The work shown is Fan Kuan’s Travelers among Mountains and Streams, painted circa 1000 C.E. In this work,Fan Kuan presents a relationship between humans and the natural world.
Select and completely identify another work of art that presents or creates a relationship between humansand the natural world. You may select a work from the list below or any other relevant work from South,East, and Southeast Asia (300 B.C.E.–1980 C.E.), West and Central Asia (500 B.C.E.–1980 C.E.),orthePacific (700–1980 C.E.).
For each work, describe the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Then, using both visual and contextual evidence, analyze both the similarities and the differences between thetwo works with regard to how they present or create a relationship between humans and the natural world.
When identifying the work you select, you should try to include all of the following identifiers: title ordesignation, name of the artist and/or culture of origin, date of creation, and materials. You will earn credit forthe identification if you provide at least two accurate identifiers, but you will not be penalized if any additionalidentifiers you provide are inaccurate. If you select a work from the list below, you must include at least twoaccurate identifiers beyond those that are given.
Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan
The Court of Gayumars
Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura)