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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?
(a) Food.
(b) Mythological creatures.
(c) Animals.
(d) Landscapes.

2. What is extraordinary about painting subjects such as children?
(a) Children are not a symbol of wealth or well-being, and so are rarely commissioned.
(b) Patrons do not typically comission paintings of children.
(c) Artists must entertain the subject while completing the painting.
(d) The artist must capture their likeness with little time viewing the subject.

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

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

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

6. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
(a) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
(b) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(c) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.
(d) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.

7. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.
(b) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
(c) The social conditions of the time period.
(d) The power and wealth of the patron.

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

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

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

11. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) The oil painting contains less realism than the photograph.
(b) The photograph portrays the subject in more clarity.
(c) The photograph captures motion better than the oil painting.
(d) The oil painting has more detail than the photograph.

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

13. 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 nude woman with a rose.
(d) A president with a burning flag.

14. Which statement could easily be an interpretation of Van Gogh's "a cornfield with birds flying out of it"?
(a) The final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(b) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.
(c) The obsession of fortune and fame of an artist in his day.
(d) The balance between man and nature.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?

3. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?

4. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?

5. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?

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