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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 is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray elderly subjects.
(b) They are both black and white reproductions.
(c) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(d) They both portray wealthy subjects.

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

3. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
(a) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.
(b) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
(c) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(d) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.

4. When was oil painting first developed?
(a) Early twentieth century.
(b) Fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
(c) Late eighteenth century.
(d) During the Middle Ages.

5. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
(b) The social conditions of the time period.
(c) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.
(d) The power and wealth of the patron.

Short Answer Questions

1. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?

2. Which work is by Courbet, as shown in Chapter 6 on pages 124 and 125?

3. Which of the following is the title of a painting on pages 72 and 73?

4. How could one best describe Hans Baldung Grien's "Three ages of Women"?

5. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Chapter 5 begins with an oil painting showing several items contemporaneous with the Dutch school in 1665. Describe the painting and the objects it depicts.

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

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

8. 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.

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

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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