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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. Although many art critics disagree, Irwin connects his love of what to his later emergence as an artist--especially in the realm of folk art?
2. Why does Irwin paint his dots in precise dimensions that form the allusion of a perfect square within the canvas--drawing attention away from the edges?
(a) He does not like to use the entire canvas.
(b) He wants the entire dot to be visible.
(c) He is not pleased with the imperfect edges of his dot paintings.
(d) He does not like painting dots.
3. Irwin strives to turn himself over to what?
(a) The canvas.
4. What seems to stand out as having the most war-time relevancy to Robert's young life?
(a) His brother being killed in the war.
(b) His friend's father being taken as a prisoner in Nazi Germany.
(c) Planting a garden in the back yard.
(d) The siphoning of neighbor's gas during rationing.
5. Although Irwin is not a good student, he is welcome where?
(a) In the autobody class.
(b) In the principal's office.
(c) In art class.
(d) In many social cliques.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Robert's early days, subjects include what?
2. _________________ is part of Irwin's process in the creation of his abstracts.
3. A second way Irwin deals with imperfect edges is to do what to the canvas?
4. Irwin sees this as a tool to use toward what?
5. His mother, like most other mothers, loved Robert's childhood drawings, but did the family focus on art or visit museums?
Short Essay Questions
1. What leads Irwin from lines to dots?
2. What takes place between 1962 and 1964?
3. How are Irwin's relationships with others affected? Why?
4. Describe Irwin's liberal thinking.
5. Describe Irwin's personality as a child and how this affected his parents.
6. What did critics say about Irwin's work at this time?
7. Describe the community in which Robert Irwin grew up.
8. What is the mystery that remains regarding Robert Irwin?
9. What does Irwin do regarding the canvas to make the edges less noticeable?
10. What leads Irwin to his "early line painting" phase?
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