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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte" depict?
(a) The social structure that is acceptable and expected of the time.
(b) The politics of war.
(c) The wealth and power and foreign nations.
(d) The injustice against women.

9. 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 tragedy of love and death.
(c) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.
(d) The similarity between the religious and the political.

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

11. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Formal, wary, content.
(b) Confident, formal, arrogant.
(c) Generous, faithful, pleasant.
(d) Satisfied, generous, serious.

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

13. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?
(a) Warhol.
(b) William Blake.
(c) Rembrandt.
(d) Da Vinci.

14. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?
(a) Ages eighteen to twenty-five.
(b) Ages twenty-eight to fifty-eight.
(c) Ages forty to fifty.
(d) Ages eighty to eighty-five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is genre as a subject?

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

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

4. What is most interesting about the two works from Courbet on pages 124 and 125?

5. Until approximately what date does the period of traditional oil painting run through?

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