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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which statement best describes the Cubist style?
(a) It creates a perfect singular persective for the viewer,
(b) It leads the spectator to the center of the artwork.
(c) It presents the visible from many eyes.
(d) It demonstrates the capabilities of modern technology.

2. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?
(a) Picasso.
(b) Rembrant.
(c) Manet.
(d) Da Vinci.

3. What is the theme of pages 42 and 43?
(a) A demonstration of corruption in a democratic society.
(b) A demonstration of the problems in modern art and culture.
(c) A demonstration of the right to free speech in the United States.
(d) A demonstration of objectifying women for publicity purposes.

4. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A publicity image of a famous movie star.
(b) A still life by Van Gogh.
(c) A photo shoot of a woman provocatively posed.
(d) A self-portrait by Rembrandt.

5. What invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?
(a) The clock.
(b) The camera.
(c) The microscope.
(d) The computer.

6. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?
(a) Women, nudes, consumerism.
(b) Men, money, power.
(c) Politics, education, government.
(d) Art, culture, society.

7. How can a work of art lose its mystification?
(a) By changing the title for more modern viewers.
(b) By creating too many written commentaries by critics.
(c) By making multiple uses of its reproductions.
(d) By taking the work out of the context of the past.

8. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?
(a) At an infitite number of times and locations.
(b) At the center, in one place at one time.
(c) At the center, but could be at many places in a single time.
(d) The spectator is never considered.

9. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?
(a) An advertisement for cosmetics.
(b) A traditional European oil painting,
(c) A formal portrait.
(d) An abstract nude.

10. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The slogan "Frank Cooper puts everything he's got into making soup."
(b) A horse jumping through a hoop of fire.
(c) Advertisement for a body lotion.
(d) Formal portrait of George Washington.

11. After reproductions are made, an original work of art is unique only in its what?
(a) Interpretation.
(b) Composition.
(c) Rarity.
(d) Meaning.

12. Who is Frans Hals?
(a) A famous, modern, art historian.
(b) A young impressionist in 1890.
(c) An eighty-year-old destitute Dutch painter in 1664.
(d) An emerging artist in New York City in 1990.

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

14. What number is posted symbolically on pages 36 and 37 of Chapter 2?
(a) Five.
(b) Forty.
(c) Twenty-one.
(d) Eleven.

15. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?
(a) They consist of a variety of wild animals.
(b) It seems that the figures in the images are male.
(c) It takes some imagination to see a nude female figure.
(d) The images include an enormous amount of detail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?

2. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?

3. What does Kenneth Clark (not the authors) say about the concepts of naked and nude?

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

5. What do Berger et al. say about the portrayal of naked women in early European oil paintings?

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