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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?
(a) Dead animals.
(b) Food and drink.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Political icons.

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

6. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?
(a) The artist gives the viewer more than the single eye of perspective.
(b) The painter includes more fine details in the self-portraits than a typical commissioned portrait.
(c) The subject is more intriguing in a typical portrait.
(d) The perspective is more intimate and human than a typical portrait.

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

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

9. Why is it a significant accomplishment for an artist to paint children at play?
(a) Because the artist must keep the children seated for many hours.
(b) Because the image can be captured better with a photograph.
(c) Because most of the image must be recreated from memory and imagination.
(d) Because patrons rarely allow paintings of their children.

10. What is similar about the two paintings by Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) They are very dark and bold in color.
(b) They are both feminine.
(c) They both depict voluptuous women.
(d) They both show family settings.

11. What types of images are paired together on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Drawings and architectural diagrams.
(b) Oil paintings and photographs.
(c) Female nude paintings and male nude photos.
(d) Advertisements and celebrity photos.

12. When was oil painting first developed?
(a) During the Middle Ages.
(b) Late eighteenth century.
(c) Fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
(d) Early twentieth century.

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

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

15. 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) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.
(c) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(d) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?

2. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?

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

4. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?

5. What is the title of all the paintings on pages 70 and 71?

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