Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Test | Final Test - Medium

David Bayles
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ____________ is total and the art of an artist is always tied to who and to what the artist is, according to the authors.
(a) Showings.
(b) Talent.
(c) Truth.
(d) Feedback.

2. Once the art piece has been completed, this is where many other ____________ can arise, according to the authors.
(a) Movements.
(b) Problems.
(c) Action steps.
(d) Communities.

3. A true artist understands that ___________ will show the diligence of their art practice and goals, according to the authors.
(a) The right techniques.
(b) The right materials.
(c) Hard work.
(d) Reviews.

4. Art is scary in the way that it does not _________ to the artist, according to the authors. If a person is lazy about art, their art will be lazy too.
(a) Kneel.
(b) Pass judgment.
(c) Lie.
(d) Cower.

5. ____________ asked three questions of the artist, according to the authors in this first part of the book.
(a) Bill James.
(b) Henry James.
(c) Robert James.
(d) William James.

Short Answer Questions

1. An artist needs to have ___________ in order to not get caught up in the negative competition, according to the authors.

2. Many artists are rated based on the grants they might receive from the National ___________ for the Arts.

3. One of the most serious barriers to doing good art is letting ________________ throw the artist into uncertainty.

4. Criteria of ___________, when it comes to art, can become systemized and it can present disadvantages.

5. Sometimes artists are embarrassed by ______________ since it seems to undermine other projects they have done.

Short Essay Questions

1. What will the best art do, according to the feeling of the authors at this point of the book?

2. What are some of the other responsibilities which can come along with producing a piece of art?

3. What do the problems which occur after a piece of art is made make an artist do?

4. What is the problem once a university gets an artist on board at their learning establishment?

5. What are some of the ways in which a person can boost their artistic reputation and get hired by a university?

6. Who understands art the best, according to the authors of the book and their thoughts in this section?

7. What are two other problems which artists often bring up in relation to art schools and to going to art school?

8. What does an art degree allow an artist to do, according to the authors, even if they do not think it's necessary to make art?

9. What does a true artist always keep in mind when it comes to creating art and about their efforts?

10. What is the unpopular position that the authors take in relation to the art programs in college?

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