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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) The oil painting contains less realism than the photograph.
(b) The oil painting has more detail than the photograph.
(c) The photograph portrays the subject in more clarity.
(d) The photograph captures motion better than the oil painting.

3. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The social conditions of the time period.
(b) The power and wealth of the patron.
(c) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
(d) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.

4. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Generous, faithful, pleasant.
(b) Confident, formal, arrogant.
(c) Satisfied, generous, serious.
(d) Formal, wary, content.

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

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

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

8. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?
(a) Reduces all things to a tradable material or measurable commodity.
(b) Promotes the lower classes of society.
(c) Permits artists to express portraits in a humanistic style.
(d) Allows for the reformation of the church.

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

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

11. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?
(a) Ages twenty-eight to fifty-eight.
(b) Ages eighteen to twenty-five.
(c) Ages eighty to eighty-five.
(d) Ages forty to fifty.

12. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?
(a) The tragedy of love and death.
(b) The similarity between the religious and the political.
(c) The connection between naked and nude.
(d) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.

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

14. How is a two-dimensional oil painting different from other forms of art?
(a) It conveys the sights of the common person.
(b) It conveys the misplacement of women in society.
(c) It conveys the social position of the owner.
(d) It conveys the illusions of texture, luster, tangibility, and solidity.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?

3. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?

4. Which statement best describes photography in 1883?

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

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