MAGS Level 2 Art History : Towards Modernism 2018


Andre Sampson

Ms Sampson

Ms Sampson is a painter and print maker who exhibits regularly. She has Masters of Fine Arts (Hons), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), Diploma of Design (Interior), and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary). She teaches Visual Art and Art History.


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Welcome to Level 2 Art History 2018.

Art History is the study of objects of art in their historical, stylistic and developmental contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and style. This includes the "major" arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

This year we will survey the development of Western art from a period when a great wave of social and political change swept Europe. The French and Industrial Revolutions had a profound effect upon society. Consequently, artists invented new forms of art in response, challenging traditional ideas. We will examine the major artistic styles of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post- Impressionism and Art Nouveau.


Left: Jacques-Louis DAVID, Death of Marat, 1793. Oil on canvas.




There will be FIVE achievement standards offering a total of 20 credits.

Two standards will be assessed internally. The assignments for these will be completed throughout the year.

The remaining three standards will be assessed by an external examination at the end of the year.


NCEA Level 2 Art History Examination
22 November, 2018       9:30 am


If you have any questions at all, please see either myself, Ms. Adams or Mr. Corkery as soon as possible.

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Teacher in Charge: Ms. Sampson

Art History Teacher: Ms Adams  

Head of Department: Mr. Corkery 

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