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

2. 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 includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(c) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
(d) The painting depicts an unknown subject.

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

4. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?
(a) The painter includes more fine details in the self-portraits than a typical commissioned portrait.
(b) The subject is more intriguing in a typical portrait.
(c) The perspective is more intimate and human than a typical portrait.
(d) The artist gives the viewer more than the single eye of perspective.

5. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?
(a) As a young hunter.
(b) As an old man.
(c) As a great king.
(d) As a woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Until approximately what date does the period of traditional oil painting run through?

2. What is the title of all the paintings on pages 70 and 71?

3. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?

4. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

5. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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".

2. What is the significance of the images on pages 120 and 121 that depict family and other social groupings of common, ordinary daily life?

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

4. Explain how an oil painting depicts subjects differently than other art forms, as discussed by the authors.

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

6. 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.

7. Describe the images of death in Chapter 4 on pages 68 and 69, and name some of the specific paintings.

8. In Chapter 6, explain how facing pages 116 and 117 return to Blake's theme of Africa and America supporting Europe.

9. In Chapter 4, explain what interconnections can be made between the images of death on pages 68 and 69, and the images of food, wine, and the hunt on pages 70 and 71.

10. What is demonstrated about the visual arts in comparing the photograph of "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

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