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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 their good political judgment.
(c) It demonstrates how the patron remains in the upper class of society.
(d) It demonstrates that the patron is of good health.

3. 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 final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(d) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.

4. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(a) "Unclad woman."
(b) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."
(c) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."
(d) "Pity."

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

6. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) Beastly.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Devout.
(d) Reality.

7. 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) Political leaders, scientists, and authors.
(c) Popes and Cardinals.
(d) Madonna and child.

8. Until approximately what date does the period of traditional oil painting run through?
(a) 1817.
(b) 2010.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1917.

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

10. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Celebrity photos.
(b) Former Presidents.
(c) Botanical prints.
(d) Religious icons.

11. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?
(a) The crutch of society.
(b) A wall safe unto which the ways of seeing are deposited.
(c) The metamorphasis of a butterfly.
(d) A window unto the world.

12. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Heavy tapestries.
(b) Nude photos.
(c) Oil paintings.
(d) Busts of prominent persons.

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

14. How could one best describe Hans Baldung Grien's "Three ages of Women"?
(a) Humorous.
(b) Sensual.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Lovely.

15. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Black and white photography.
(b) Abstract mixed media.
(c) Publicity images.
(d) Oil paintings and some photographs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?

2. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?

3. What is similar about all of the portraits on page 76?

4. What does Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte" depict?

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

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