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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 misplacement of women in society.
(c) It conveys the illusions of texture, luster, tangibility, and solidity.
(d) It conveys the sights of the common person.

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

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

4. 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 artists appreciate these works more than works with other subjects.
(c) Because it portrays everyday life as an interesting event.
(d) Because it took weeks or months to recreate the image from the artist's point of view,

5. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?
(a) A full table of meat and bread.
(b) A voluptuous reclining woman.
(c) A full glass of wine and a festive party.
(d) The end of a war with a field of bodies.

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

7. What is similar about all of the portraits on page 76?
(a) All the subjects are holding a bible.
(b) All the subjects stand alone.
(c) All the subjects are undressing.
(d) All the subjects are reclining in a chair.

8. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
(a) Gauguin.
(b) Picasso.
(c) Rembrandt.
(d) Van Gogh.

9. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?
(a) Rembrandt's "Two Negroes."
(b) Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte."
(c) "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes."
(d) "Princess Rakoscki."

10. 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 power and wealth of the patron.
(c) The social conditions of the time period.
(d) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.

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

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

13. Which statement best describes photography in 1883?
(a) It is very good at capturing subjects in motion.
(b) It is a primitive visual technology still in the developing stages.
(c) It is a high-tech visual format.
(d) It increases the number of images an artist can capture.

14. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?
(a) The contents include two paintings from each period of art.
(b) The images represent a general history of art.
(c) The images are ordered by date.
(d) The contents are not organized in any manner.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?

2. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?

3. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?

4. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?

5. What is genre as a subject?

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