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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) An empty shell.
(b) A soulful reflection.
(c) A lost conclusion.
(d) A heartless advertisement.

3. What is the most true about Chapter 4?
(a) All of the subjects are nude or undressing.
(b) All of the images are oil paintings.
(c) There are no titles to the works.
(d) There are no words used to describe the images.

4. 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 that the patron is of good health.
(d) It demonstrates how the patron remains in the upper class of society.

5. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Stern and powerful.
(b) Serious and iconic.
(c) Eerie and mystical.
(d) Light and fantastical.

6. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
(b) The painting is entirely in black and white.
(c) The painting depicts an unknown subject.
(d) The painting includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.

7. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?
(a) Two doves with an olive branch.
(b) A nude woman with a rose.
(c) A corpse with a glass of wine.
(d) A president with a burning flag.

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

9. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Weary.
(b) Melancholy.
(c) Formal.
(d) Sensual.

10. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?
(a) The intolerance of nude figures.
(b) The strive to create more social good.
(c) The push for experimental theater and arts in general.
(d) The obsession with property and power.

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

12. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?
(a) The images are ordered by date.
(b) The contents are not organized in any manner.
(c) The contents include two paintings from each period of art.
(d) The images represent a general history of art.

13. In what way does the ruling class of a period support or promote their own way of seeing?
(a) By creating great halls of family portraits.
(b) By only permitting specifc depictions of holy figures.
(c) By commissioning oil paintings that depict sights of what they possess.
(d) By bribing artists into depicting themselves as more wealthy or powerful than they really are.

14. What is similar about all of the portraits on page 76?
(a) All the subjects are undressing.
(b) All the subjects are reclining in a chair.
(c) All the subjects are holding a bible.
(d) All the subjects stand alone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which painting is an example of how oil paintings make objects desirable to touch?

2. What is the main difference in the effect on the viewer between the two Rembrandt self-portraits?

3. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?

4. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?

5. What is similar about the two paintings by Courbet on pages 124 and 125?

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