Ways of Seeing Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?

2. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?

3. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?

4. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

5. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the meaning and significance of the portraits in the Knoll Ball Room? How does the location of these paintings influence their meaning? What do the portraits convey to the viewer about the subjects?

Essay Topic 2

Write a three-part essay to explain the ideas presented on the differences between men and women.

Part 1 - Describe the authors' opinions on the difference between how a man and woman are positioned in society, and discuss why.

Part 2 - Explain the difference between how a man views himself and how a woman must view herself.

Part 3 - Explain Berger et al.'s idea on how a woman must see herself as a sight.

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the reproduction of original paintings changes their meaning and value. Discuss the following questions in your writing. What happens to the value of an original work when numerous reproductions are made? What happens to the meaning of a painting if it is moved to a different location? How does the addition of titles or text affect the meaning of an art work?

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