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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which statement could easily be an interpretation of Van Gogh's "a cornfield with birds flying out of it"?
(a) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.
(b) The final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(c) The obsession of fortune and fame of an artist in his day.
(d) The balance between man and nature.
2. How could one best describe Hans Baldung Grien's "Three ages of Women"?
3. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
4. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?
(a) Because it took weeks or months to recreate the image from the artist's point of view,
(b) Because artists appreciate these works more than works with other subjects.
(c) Because it portrays everyday life as an interesting event.
(d) Because the elite upper classes are willing to pay large sums of money for a painting.
5. What is the most true about Chapter 4?
(a) There are no words used to describe the images.
(b) There are no titles to the works.
(c) All of the subjects are nude or undressing.
(d) All of the images are oil paintings.
6. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?
(b) Da Vinci.
(d) William Blake.
7. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
8. 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 play between death and life sustaining sustenance.
(c) The tragedy of love and death.
(d) The connection between naked and nude.
9. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting is entirely in black and white.
(b) The painting includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(c) The painting depicts an unknown subject.
(d) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
10. Which phrase is a good description of how Demoiselles is portrayed?
(a) Demoiselles is intelligent and refined.
(b) Demoiselle is strong and goddess-like.
(c) Demoiselles is bold and sensual.
(d) Demoiselles is covered, hidden, protected and innocent.
11. Which statement best describes photography in 1883?
(a) It is very good at capturing subjects in motion.
(b) It is a high-tech visual format.
(c) It is a primitive visual technology still in the developing stages.
(d) It increases the number of images an artist can capture.
12. 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) The artist must capture their likeness with little time viewing the subject.
(c) Patrons do not typically comission paintings of children.
(d) Artists must entertain the subject while completing the painting.
13. Until approximately what date does the period of traditional oil painting run through?
14. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) A lost conclusion.
(b) An empty shell.
(c) A heartless advertisement.
(d) A soulful reflection.
15. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?
(a) Science versus religion.
(b) Navigation and the New World.
(c) Sensuous nude women.
(d) Africa and America supporting Europe.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the subject of Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
2. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?
3. What is similar about all of the portraits on page 76?
4. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
5. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?
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