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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which phrase is a good description of how Demoiselles is portrayed?
(a) Demoiselles is intelligent and refined.
(b) Demoiselles is covered, hidden, protected and innocent.
(c) Demoiselle is strong and goddess-like.
(d) Demoiselles is bold and sensual.

2. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) A lost conclusion.
(b) A soulful reflection.
(c) An empty shell.
(d) A heartless advertisement.

3. What is similar about all of the portraits on page 76?
(a) All the subjects are undressing.
(b) All the subjects stand alone.
(c) All the subjects are reclining in a chair.
(d) All the subjects are holding a bible.

4. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?
(a) Death is a necessary part of life.
(b) Nudity does not always equal pleasure for the viewer,
(c) Power is forever corrupt.
(d) Love will always lead to sorrow.

5. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?
(a) The images represent a general history of art.
(b) The images are ordered by date.
(c) The contents include two paintings from each period of art.
(d) The contents are not organized in any manner.

6. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?
(a) Late twentieth century.
(b) The nineteenth century.
(c) The sixteenth century.
(d) Early twenty-first century.

7. What is similar about the two paintings by Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) They are both feminine.
(b) They are very dark and bold in color.
(c) They both show family settings.
(d) They both depict voluptuous women.

8. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?
(a) A voluptuous reclining woman.
(b) The end of a war with a field of bodies.
(c) A full table of meat and bread.
(d) A full glass of wine and a festive party.

9. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?
(a) The metamorphasis of a butterfly.
(b) A wall safe unto which the ways of seeing are deposited.
(c) A window unto the world.
(d) The crutch of society.

10. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?
(a) Intangible sky and distance.
(b) Romantic man versus nature scenes.
(c) Solid tangible space.
(d) Abstract natural figures.

11. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Trade routes to acquire the riches of other nations.
(b) Scientific endeavors.
(c) The position of the patrons' social and political status.
(d) Merchandise lost at sea.

12. How is a two-dimensional oil painting different from other forms of art?
(a) It conveys the sights of the common person.
(b) It conveys the illusions of texture, luster, tangibility, and solidity.
(c) It conveys the misplacement of women in society.
(d) It conveys the social position of the owner.

13. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?
(a) The artist gives the viewer more than the single eye of perspective.
(b) The perspective is more intimate and human than a typical portrait.
(c) The subject is more intriguing in a typical portrait.
(d) The painter includes more fine details in the self-portraits than a typical commissioned portrait.

14. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Busts of prominent persons.
(b) Nude photos.
(c) Oil paintings.
(d) Heavy tapestries.

15. What is most interesting about the two works from Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) The works show the difference between nude and naked.
(b) The works create a new meaning when presented together.
(c) The works demonstrate a clarity in the artist's way of seeing.
(d) The works illustrate two distinct styles from the artist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

2. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?

3. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?

4. What is extraordinary about painting subjects such as children?

5. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?

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