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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?
(a) Navigation and the New World.
(b) Sensuous nude women.
(c) Science versus religion.
(d) Africa and America supporting Europe.

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

3. What does Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte" depict?
(a) The injustice against women.
(b) The politics of war.
(c) The wealth and power and foreign nations.
(d) The social structure that is acceptable and expected of the time.

4. 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 includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(d) The painting depicts an unknown subject.

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

6. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Oil paintings.
(b) Heavy tapestries.
(c) Busts of prominent persons.
(d) Nude photos.

7. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
(a) Spontaneous and abstract.
(b) Dainty and lacy.
(c) Sensual and exotic.
(d) Dark and cold.

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

9. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?
(a) A full table of meat and bread.
(b) The end of a war with a field of bodies.
(c) A voluptuous reclining woman.
(d) A full glass of wine and a festive party.

10. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?
(a) Because the elite upper classes are willing to pay large sums of money for a painting.
(b) Because artists appreciate these works more than works with other subjects.
(c) Because it took weeks or months to recreate the image from the artist's point of view,
(d) Because it portrays everyday life as an interesting event.

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

12. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Each pair plays off each other to enhance their subject matter and style.
(b) Each pair shows a different side of popular culture.
(c) Each pair demonstrates a different period in art history.
(d) Each pair demonstrates ways to pose the human body as a subject.

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

14. Which work is by Courbet, as shown in Chapter 6 on pages 124 and 125?
(a) "Girl in White Stockings."
(b) "La Fortune."
(c) "The Witches Sabbath."
(d) "The Temptation of Saint Anthony."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?

2. What is the subject of Rembrandt's first self-portrait?

3. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?

4. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

5. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?

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