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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is genre as a subject?
(a) Exotic animals.
(b) New world subjects.
(c) Common life subjects.
(d) Exotic botanicals.

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

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

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

7. What is the main difference in the effect on the viewer between the two Rembrandt self-portraits?
(a) The first portrait is in color and the second portrait is in black and white.
(b) The first portrait displays the romance and intimacy between a married couple, while the second portrait displays the empty shell of a man.
(c) The second portrait follows all of the conventions of the time period and displays the wealth of the painter.
(d) The second portrait portrays the soul and individualistic style of the painter, a style that is completely avoided in the first self-portrait.

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

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

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

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

12. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Each pair shows a different side of popular culture.
(b) Each pair demonstrates a different period in art history.
(c) Each pair demonstrates ways to pose the human body as a subject.
(d) Each pair plays off each other to enhance their subject matter and style.

13. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) From the mid-1200s to the late-1800s.
(b) From the 20th century.
(c) From the 18th to the 19th century.
(d) From the early 1200s to the mid-1500s.

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

15. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Merchandise lost at sea.
(b) The position of the patrons' social and political status.
(c) Trade routes to acquire the riches of other nations.
(d) Scientific endeavors.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?

4. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?

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

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