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

2. What is the main difference in the effect on the viewer between the two Rembrandt self-portraits?
(a) The second portrait portrays the soul and individualistic style of the painter, a style that is completely avoided in the first self-portrait.
(b) The second portrait follows all of the conventions of the time period and displays the wealth of the painter.
(c) The first portrait is in color and the second portrait is in black and white.
(d) The first portrait displays the romance and intimacy between a married couple, while the second portrait displays the empty shell of a man.

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

4. How could one best describe Hans Baldung Grien's "Three ages of Women"?
(a) Humorous.
(b) Sensual.
(c) Lovely.
(d) Peaceful.

5. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) Devout.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Reality.
(d) Beastly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?

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

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

4. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?

5. What types of images are paired together on pages 126 and 127?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What objects are common subjects for traditional oil paintings, and how are they conventionally depicted?

3. Describe Couture's eighteenth century painting "A Roman Feast", and explain how it plays into the other images on the facing page.

4. According to the authors, how is a collector of art different than a collector of other things?

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

6. What is in the Knoll Ball Room? Describe what it looks like.

7. 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?

8. 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.

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

10. 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".

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