Exam 3- Comments & Mnemonics

Feel free to post a comment, or share some of your mnemonic devices with everyone.

(I would prefer not to have all sorts of profanity in here, so please use discernment when posting.  Also, please be intentional with your comments; try not to turn this into a venue for off-topic conversation–it just makes more work to sort out what will benefit our studies.)


  1. Heather says:

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but an easy way to remember Oosterwyck’s floral pieces from Ruysch’s are to look at the top flowers in the two works we have from her.  In the one with the big white flower on top, just imagine that being a big white O, and then in the one in the game (with a sideways tulip), the tulip looks like a sideways W.

    Yeah… I’m weird, but I hope it helps.

    Also, if you have trouble remembering some of Boucher’s works, chances are, if it has “boobs” and/or “booty” it’s Boucher.  XD.  Watch out though, Fragonard has done some painted nudes too, so this is a pretty BROAD mnemonic.  I hope no one is offended by the mnemonic.  I know it’s a little crass. < =D

    • Heather says:

      I should probably note that the O and the W are found in Oosterwyck’s name which is why it could be used as a mnemonic.

  2. Heather says:

    Also, guys, in the game, there’s an error in regards to the Vermeer ‘Allegory of the FAITH’ not Painting. I think for some reason it’s labelled as Early 1th, and this work should be NO DATE.  Vermeer’s work that we’ve seen in our class has all been MID 17TH CENTURY, with the exception of “An Artist in his Studio” aka “Allegory of the Art of Painting” which is late 17th.

    • Rusty says:

      I thought I had designed it where if “0000” is entered it’s to be understood as “No Date”… apparently I didn’t, but it’s fixed now.

      The game is designed to take a 4 digit year and figure out which century based on the first 2 digits and which period of the century based on the last 2 digits.  Early 1th Century is hilarious.  I didn’t enter it that way.

      • Heather says:

        Yeah I figured out that 1th century was no date after I began noticing it on a lot of other no date selections XD.

  3. Heather says:

    Got another one.  There’s probably a bit of confusion in terms of the still-lifes, regarding the ones with the lobsters in them.  So here’s another mnemonic.


    Which he doesn’t.  That’s Willem Kalf.

  4. Heather says:

    For people having issues remembering Giovanni Paolo Panini’s dates, here’s another mnemonic that I hope will be easier to remember.

    Just think when you’re toasting a Panini (the sandwich), you want it just right (Mid).  Not undercooked (Early), or Burnt (Late).  He’s Mid 18th.  It’s the Goldilocks and the Three Bears thought process XD.

    Then I kind of have one for Canaletto’s dates.

    “Canaletto got on the canal early (Early 18th) (the two works with canals), so he could get to his destinations on time (mid 18th).”

    Like I said, I’m weird, so I’m not sure if these mnemonics will work for others like they do for me.  I hope you guys like these.  I’m not seeing any comments on them XD.

  5. Heather says:

    Thought up another one for the still-lifes, for Claesz’s still-lifes have oranges, which the UPPER-CLASS only had access to.  Upper Class/Claesz.  Easy.

  6. Heather says:

    I’ve been noticing that when I”m playing the game that I mess up and choose Lorrain for the Burial of Phocion and the St. John on Patmos images, so here’s another mnemonic. If a PLACE OR PERSON (from the title) start with a P, it’s Poussin.  Patmos/Phocion/Poussin.  Don’t go getting confused by throwing in Lorrain’s View of Delphi with a PROCESSION in there.  Place (Patmos), Person (Phocion)= Poussin.  Mind the P’s XD.

  7. Heather says:

    Got another one. This time for Tiepolo.  It’s kind of obscure, but when you’re playing Polo the game, the object of it is to send the ball into a goal (between two posts), you want it to go through the MIDDLE, so Mid 18th.  Polo, Tiepolo.

  8. Heather says:

    Also, for Jules Mansart’s Church of the Invalids.  Late in one’s life, one might become an invalid.  The dates for this church is Late 17th.

  9. Helena-Anne says:

    An important point about Lorrain: the figures were NEVER as important as the Lorrainscape. (/cue rimshot)

    Also, I know we didn’t cover Romney, but I support him with all my Hart. (George Romney, Portrait of Emma Hart, Late 18th century)

    …yeah, Heather wins.

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