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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?
(a) Permits artists to express portraits in a humanistic style.
(b) Promotes the lower classes of society.
(c) Reduces all things to a tradable material or measurable commodity.
(d) Allows for the reformation of the church.

2. Which work is by Courbet, as shown in Chapter 6 on pages 124 and 125?
(a) "La Fortune."
(b) "Girl in White Stockings."
(c) "The Witches Sabbath."
(d) "The Temptation of Saint Anthony."

3. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?
(a) An art collector is surrounded by pictures that show him the sights of what he may posses.
(b) Art collectors must actively take part in their collections.
(c) Art collectors are the most wealthy of collectors.
(d) An art collector typically has more social standing than collectors of other objects.

4. What types of images are paired together on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Advertisements and celebrity photos.
(b) Female nude paintings and male nude photos.
(c) Drawings and architectural diagrams.
(d) Oil paintings and photographs.

5. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
(a) Rembrandt.
(b) Picasso.
(c) Van Gogh.
(d) Gauguin.

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

7. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?
(a) Two doves with an olive branch.
(b) A corpse with a glass of wine.
(c) A president with a burning flag.
(d) A nude woman with a rose.

8. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?
(a) Political icons.
(b) Food and drink.
(c) Dead animals.
(d) Hunting.

9. What is the subject of Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) Himself as a court jester.
(b) Himself and his faithful dog.
(c) Himself and his first wife, Saskia.
(d) Himself and a black bird.

10. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
(a) Death.
(b) Love.
(c) War.
(d) Melancholy.

11. When was oil painting first developed?
(a) Fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
(b) During the Middle Ages.
(c) Late eighteenth century.
(d) Early twentieth century.

12. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting is entirely in black and white.
(b) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
(c) The painting includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(d) The painting depicts an unknown subject.

13. What do paintings of children demonstrate about the patron who commissioned the work?
(a) It demonstrates how the patron remains in the upper class of society.
(b) It demonstrates their good political judgment.
(c) It demonstrates what they own and enjoy in life.
(d) It demonstrates that the patron is of good health.

14. What is the most true about Chapter 4?
(a) There are no words used to describe the images.
(b) All of the subjects are nude or undressing.
(c) There are no titles to the works.
(d) All of the images are oil paintings.

15. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?
(a) The strive to create more social good.
(b) The intolerance of nude figures.
(c) The obsession with property and power.
(d) The push for experimental theater and arts in general.

Short Answer Questions

1. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?

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

3. How is a two-dimensional oil painting different from other forms of art?

4. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?

5. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?

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