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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Goldie, Robert's mother, was the thinker and ___________ of the family.
2. A second way Irwin deals with imperfect edges is to do what to the canvas?
3. As an art student, Robert is both _________________.
4. Irwin feels he got his drive to accomplish from whom?
5. Robert's dissatisfaction with Jepson then leads him to the Chouinard Art Institute, where he focuses on what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Robert do after leaving school?
2. What happens when Irwin grows discontented with his show at the Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles?
3. What leads Irwin to his "early line painting" phase?
4. Describe the community in which Robert Irwin grew up.
5. What things come to an end in this section?
6. After his second tour of duty, what does Robert do? How does he feel about this?
7. What is the mystery that remains regarding Robert Irwin?
8. What does Blum think of Irwin's art?
9. How do those who grow up in this community view the world?
10. What is Robert's connection to Asian philosophies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Irwin makes disc art.
Part 1) Describe this disc art. What art leads up to these discs? What questions were raised that led to this work? Did this work answer these questions? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 2) How do others view this disc art? Why do they view it in this way? How does this affect Irwin? How does this disc art compare to his other works? Do you find it more unique and innovating? Why or why not?
Part 3) If you were to make a series of work, what would you make? Why? How would your work compare to Irwin's? What might he think of your work? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Irwin's thoughts about the art world change.
Part 1) Describe Irwin's beliefs and thoughts about the art world as a young man. How were these beliefs formed? How did they affect his work?
Part 2) How did these thoughts and beliefs change throughout his career as an artist? What caused these changes? How did these changes affect his work?
Part 3) How have beliefs, as a whole, changed about the art world? How has art changed over time? What has caused these changes? Is this change good? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Irwin grows bored.
Part 1) Of what does Irwin grow bored? Why? What doe she think about this boredom? How does this boredom affect him? Is this good? Why or why not?
Part 2) Do you believe many artists grow tired of their style or medium? Why or why not? How might most artists deal with boredom or burn-out? Why do you believe this?
Part 3) When are you bored? How do you deal with boredom? Do you see boredom as something positive? Why or why not?
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