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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
(a) Melancholy.
(b) Death.
(c) War.
(d) Love.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?

5. What is significant about the images presented on pages 120 and 121?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Berger et al., how do traditional oil paintings perpetuate the wealth and power of the ruling class?

2. Explain how Rembrandt's two self-portraits, the first at age twenty-eight and the second at age fifty-eight, evolve to include content that is not conventionally found in traditional oil paintings of his time.

3. How does Courbet's two paintings, reproduced in Chapter 6 on facing pages 124 and 125, titled "Girl in White Stockings" and "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine" illustrate two distinct styles of his work?

4. Describe how Holbein's work "The Ambassadors" is typical of traditional oil paintings and the manner of presenting the subjects, as explained by the authors.

5. In Chapter 6, compare the visual characteristics of the images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting by Bartolome Murillo titled "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill".

6. Describe the difference in the artist portrayal of a portrait versus a self-portrait.

7. Describe the mood of the collection of religious iconic images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67.

8. Describe the painting "Europe supported by Africa and America" by William Blake, and propose the message the artist is sending through the work.

9. How is Ford Madox Brown's nineteenth century painting titled "The Pretty Baa Lambs" slightly humorous against the other images on pages 66 and 67?

10. How are pages 72 and 73, which contain images of mythological characters and fanciful human figures, different than the previous images that are displayed in Chapter 4?

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