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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 demonstrate a clarity in the artist's way of seeing.
(c) The works illustrate two distinct styles from the artist.
(d) The works show the difference between nude and naked.

5. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?
(a) Intangible sky and distance.
(b) Abstract natural figures.
(c) Romantic man versus nature scenes.
(d) Solid tangible space.

6. 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.

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

8. Which of the following is the title of a painting on pages 72 and 73?
(a) "The Princess of Russia."
(b) "Unearthly."
(c) "Venus and Mars."
(d) "President Washington Age 40."

9. 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 first portrait displays the romance and intimacy between a married couple, while the second portrait displays the empty shell of a man.
(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 second portrait follows all of the conventions of the time period and displays the wealth of the painter.

10. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?
(a) The position of the patrons' social and political status.
(b) Merchandise lost at sea.
(c) Scientific endeavors.
(d) Trade routes to acquire the riches of other nations.

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

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

13. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?
(a) Animals.
(b) Mythological creatures.
(c) Landscapes.
(d) Food.

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

15. 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."

Short Answer Questions

1. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?

2. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?

3. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?

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

5. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?

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