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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?
(a) Photography.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Murals.
(d) Film.

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

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

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

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

10. 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 final release from the struggle of his soul before suicide.
(c) The obsession of fortune and fame of an artist in his day.
(d) The ultimate battle between rich and poor.

11. What is extraordinary about painting subjects such as children?
(a) Artists must entertain the subject while completing the painting.
(b) Children are not a symbol of wealth or well-being, and so are rarely commissioned.
(c) Patrons do not typically comission paintings of children.
(d) The artist must capture their likeness with little time viewing the subject.

12. 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.

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

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

15. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?
(a) Idealistic nudes.
(b) Prominent figures dressed according to their time period.
(c) Stern portraits.
(d) Ornamentally dressed females.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?

2. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

3. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?

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

5. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?

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