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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?
(a) The connection between naked and nude.
(b) The similarity between the religious and the political.
(c) The tragedy of love and death.
(d) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.

2. What is the subject of Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) Himself and his first wife, Saskia.
(b) Himself and his faithful dog.
(c) Himself as a court jester.
(d) Himself and a black bird.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?

2. Which phrase is a good description of how Demoiselles is portrayed?

3. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?

4. What is most interesting about the two works from Courbet on pages 124 and 125?

5. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?

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