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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?
(a) Ages forty to fifty.
(b) Ages eighteen to twenty-five.
(c) Ages twenty-eight to fifty-eight.
(d) Ages eighty to eighty-five.
2. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?
(a) The connection between naked and nude.
(b) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.
(c) The similarity between the religious and the political.
(d) The tragedy of love and death.
3. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray elderly subjects.
(b) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(c) They both portray wealthy subjects.
(d) They are both black and white reproductions.
4. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?
(a) Power is forever corrupt.
(b) Nudity does not always equal pleasure for the viewer,
(c) Love will always lead to sorrow.
(d) Death is a necessary part of life.
5. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) From the early 1200s to the mid-1500s.
(b) From the 20th century.
(c) From the 18th to the 19th century.
(d) From the mid-1200s to the late-1800s.
6. Which phrase is a good description of how Demoiselles is portrayed?
(a) Demoiselles is bold and sensual.
(b) Demoiselles is intelligent and refined.
(c) Demoiselle is strong and goddess-like.
(d) Demoiselles is covered, hidden, protected and innocent.
7. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
(b) Van Gogh.
8. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The social conditions of the time period.
(b) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
(c) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.
(d) The power and wealth of the patron.
9. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?
(a) The subject is more intriguing in a typical portrait.
(b) The perspective is more intimate and human than a typical portrait.
(c) The artist gives the viewer more than the single eye of perspective.
(d) The painter includes more fine details in the self-portraits than a typical commissioned portrait.
10. Which word best describes the position of artists as traditional oil painting develops?
11. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Celebrity photos.
(b) Religious icons.
(c) Botanical prints.
(d) Former Presidents.
12. Which statement could easily be an interpretation of Van Gogh's "a cornfield with birds flying out of it"?
(a) The balance between man and nature.
(b) The final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(c) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.
(d) The obsession of fortune and fame of an artist in his day.
13. What is the title of all the paintings on pages 70 and 71?
(b) Still life.
(c) God Bless the Queen.
(d) Nude woman.
14. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Abstract mixed media.
(b) Oil paintings and some photographs.
(c) Publicity images.
(d) Black and white photography.
15. Which work is by Courbet, as shown in Chapter 6 on pages 124 and 125?
(a) "The Temptation of Saint Anthony."
(b) "The Witches Sabbath."
(c) "La Fortune."
(d) "Girl in White Stockings."
Short Answer Questions
1. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?
2. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
3. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?
4. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
5. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?
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