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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Formal.
(b) Melancholy.
(c) Sensual.
(d) Weary.

2. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Nudes in gardens.
(b) Madonna and child.
(c) Political leaders, scientists, and authors.
(d) Popes and Cardinals.

3. Which painting is an example of how oil paintings make objects desirable to touch?
(a) Rembrandt's self-portriat with Saskia.
(b) Van Gogh's "Cornfield with Birds Flying Out of It."
(c) Picasso's self-portrait.
(d) Holbein's "The Ambassadors."

4. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?
(a) As a young hunter.
(b) As a woman.
(c) As an old man.
(d) As a great king.

5. What character often appears in the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) The king's chamberlain.
(b) The Madonna.
(c) The Pope.
(d) Pan.

6. Which word best describes the position of artists as traditional oil painting develops?
(a) Fortune.
(b) Struggle.
(c) Opposition.
(d) Defense.

7. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?
(a) Because the elite upper classes are willing to pay large sums of money for a painting.
(b) Because it portrays everyday life as an interesting event.
(c) Because artists appreciate these works more than works with other subjects.
(d) Because it took weeks or months to recreate the image from the artist's point of view,

8. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) Reality.
(b) Devout.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Beastly.

9. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting depicts an unknown subject.
(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 is entirely in black and white.

10. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Black and white photography.
(b) Publicity images.
(c) Oil paintings and some photographs.
(d) Abstract mixed media.

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

12. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They are both black and white reproductions.
(b) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(c) They both portray elderly subjects.
(d) They both portray wealthy subjects.

13. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?
(a) The tragedy of love and death.
(b) The connection between naked and nude.
(c) The similarity between the religious and the political.
(d) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.

14. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(a) "Pity."
(b) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."
(c) "Unclad woman."
(d) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?

3. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?

4. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?

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

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