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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which statement summarizes how images are subjective?
(a) An artist represents his own way of seeing, and the viewer sees the art with another way of seeing.
(b) People usually see the same images.
(c) A good artist can pass his way of seeing to the viewer,
(d) Paintings rarely have good titles to define their meaning.

2. To what area is the single eye of perspective unique?
(a) South America.
(b) Middle East.
(c) Europe.
(d) Asia.

3. Which item would NOT fit the theme on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A handbag or purse.
(b) An advertising slogan for juicy pineapple.
(c) A harp.
(d) Ladies stockings.

4. Most of the images on pages 40 and 41 are of what content?
(a) Still lifes.
(b) Genre paintings.
(c) Political figures.
(d) Females in various stages of undress.

5. Which of the following is an example of how creating a reproduction can change the meaning of a painting?
(a) A photographer takes a picture of Da Vinci's the "Virgin of the Rocks" in the National Gallery.
(b) The face of one figure in a group can be isolated in reproduction to become a portrait.
(c) A publisher of an art history book decides to reproduce images to accompany the text.
(d) An art student attempts to make a reproduction of Da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks".

6. Why does the author discuss the work of Frans Hals?
(a) Because his work is a good example of how art from the past is mystifying.
(b) Because his work shows how words can be used to define artwork.
(c) Because he is a co-author in the book.
(d) Because he is a leading expert in historical artwork.

7. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?
(a) Naked is to be without clothes, but nude is to be naked as an object to view.
(b) Nude is a work of art depicting a naked person.
(c) Naked is to be without clothes and nude is a naked woman.
(d) Naked means being ashamed of not wearing clothes, but nude is being confident of not wearing clothes.

8. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?
(a) Books or papers.
(b) Fig leaves.
(c) Water.
(d) Mirrors.

9. How do Berger et al. refer to a woman's dual role?
(a) Needs and wants.
(b) Seen and sight.
(c) Surveyor and surveyed.
(d) Image and imaginary.

10. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?
(a) Words in a title can change the interpretation of a painting.
(b) A title can be changed to any words without affecting the viewer.
(c) A title is not necessary in historical paintings.
(d) Words in a title will affect the painting more than the viewer.

11. What does Berger et al. claim that a woman's presence is to a man?
(a) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as a physical existence.
(b) A man thinks of a woman's presence as an awkward postition.
(c) A man thinks of a woman's presence as emotional radiance.
(d) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as it benefits himself.

12. What does the traditional depiction of Adam and Eve project as the perception of being naked?
(a) That being naked is only acceptable for females.
(b) That being naked is natural.
(c) That being naked is shameful.
(d) That being naked is only acceptable for males.

13. What word would best describe the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) Intellectual.
(b) Formal.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Provocative.

14. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?
(a) Gaugin's "Nevermore."
(b) Picasso's abstract female nudes.
(c) Bronzino's painting of Cupid and Venus.
(d) Rembrant's "Bathesheba."

15. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?
(a) By holding competitions for the most beautiful naked woman and using the winner as a nude.
(b) By selecting the most male-like female figures and using them as nudes.
(c) By sketching a beautiful nude from his imagination.
(d) By combining various parts from different female bodies to create a full nude.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?

2. What does the word 'image' mean in this book?

3. How can a work of art lose its mystification?

4. Who is Frans Hals?

5. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?

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