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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which phrase is a good description of how Demoiselles is portrayed?
(a) Demoiselles is covered, hidden, protected and innocent.
(b) Demoiselles is intelligent and refined.
(c) Demoiselles is bold and sensual.
(d) Demoiselle is strong and goddess-like.
2. 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.
3. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?
(c) Mythological creatures.
4. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?
(d) Op art.
5. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The power and wealth of the patron.
(b) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.
(c) The social conditions of the time period.
(d) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
6. Which statement could easily be an interpretation of Van Gogh's "a cornfield with birds flying out of it"?
(a) The final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(b) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.
(c) The obsession of fortune and fame of an artist in his day.
(d) The balance between man and nature.
7. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray elderly subjects.
(b) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(c) They both portray wealthy subjects.
(d) They are both black and white reproductions.
8. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?
(a) As a great king.
(b) As an old man.
(c) As a woman.
(d) As a young hunter.
9. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
10. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Publicity images.
(b) Black and white photography.
(c) Oil paintings and some photographs.
(d) Abstract mixed media.
11. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
(a) Spontaneous and abstract.
(b) Sensual and exotic.
(c) Dainty and lacy.
(d) Dark and cold.
12. What character often appears in the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) The Madonna.
(c) The king's chamberlain.
(d) The Pope.
13. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
14. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?
(a) "Princess Rakoscki."
(b) Rembrandt's "Two Negroes."
(c) "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes."
(d) Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte."
15. Why is it a significant accomplishment for an artist to paint children at play?
(a) Because patrons rarely allow paintings of their children.
(b) Because most of the image must be recreated from memory and imagination.
(c) Because the image can be captured better with a photograph.
(d) Because the artist must keep the children seated for many hours.
Short Answer Questions
1. When was oil painting first developed?
2. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?
3. Which statement best describes photography in 1883?
4. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
5. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?
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