If you're hankering to learn the difference between Rococo and Baroque...coco, yearning to know if Renaissance babies really did have weirdly muscular triceps, or trying to figure out how many arches is too many arches, look no further than Shmoop’s AP Art History guide.
Specifically designed for mastering the AP Art History exam. Learn how to scan the dactylic hexameter, how to define pietas, and how to recognize the dreaded tmesis. We even go over indirect statement, just for kicks.
Curious about what it is really like to answer 115 multiple-choice questions, 2 long essays, and 6 short essays in 180 minutes? Take a full-length practice exam with Shmoop... and then take another two. Because we have three.
If you forget everything you read approximately three seconds after you read it, never fear: refine your mad art history skills with drills, more drills, and—you guessed it—even more drills.
Check out our in-depth study guide and practice problems galore on each of the topics.
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Greece and Rome
Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval
14th through 16th Centuries
17th and 18th Centuries
20th Century and Contemporary Art (contemporary art means modern art from roughly 1970 to present)
Africa (including ancient Egypt)
The Ancient Near East
Global Islamic Tradition
And a lot more!