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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?
(a) An art collector is surrounded by pictures that show him the sights of what he may posses.
(b) Art collectors must actively take part in their collections.
(c) Art collectors are the most wealthy of collectors.
(d) An art collector typically has more social standing than collectors of other objects.

6. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
(a) Love.
(b) War.
(c) Melancholy.
(d) Death.

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

8. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Nudes in gardens.
(b) Madonna and child.
(c) Popes and Cardinals.
(d) Political leaders, scientists, and authors.

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

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

13. What is most interesting about the two works from Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) The works demonstrate a clarity in the artist's way of seeing.
(b) The works show the difference between nude and naked.
(c) The works illustrate two distinct styles from the artist.
(d) The works create a new meaning when presented together.

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

15. What is significant about the images presented on pages 120 and 121?
(a) They create a powerful commentary about social media.
(b) They contain famous subjects.
(c) They demonstrate the difference between nude and clothed figures.
(d) They are indicative of the times and how people lived then.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?

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

3. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?

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

5. Until approximately what date does the period of traditional oil painting run through?

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