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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) A window unto the world.
(b) The metamorphasis of a butterfly.
(c) A wall safe unto which the ways of seeing are deposited.
(d) The crutch of society.

2. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?
(a) Botanical prints.
(b) Landscapes.
(c) Formal portaits.
(d) Family and other social groupings.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
(a) Spontaneous and abstract.
(b) Dark and cold.
(c) Sensual and exotic.
(d) Dainty and lacy.

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

10. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?
(a) Film.
(b) Photography.
(c) Murals.
(d) Sculpture.

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

12. 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 includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(c) The painting is entirely in black and white.
(d) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.

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

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

15. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?
(a) Navigation and the New World.
(b) Sensuous nude women.
(c) Africa and America supporting Europe.
(d) Science versus religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?

2. In what way does the ruling class of a period support or promote their own way of seeing?

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

4. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

5. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?

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