Ways of Seeing Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?

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

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

4. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?

5. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Explain how the pairs of paintings and photographs in Chapter 6 on pages 126 and 127 complement each other.

4. 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.

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. 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.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Family and other social groupings of ordinary daily life are depicted in the six reproductions on facing pages 120 to123. Write an essay to: 1. describe the significance of the paintings, 2. specifically explain their meaning and value to the viewer, and 3. explain their significance and value to the owner.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay to define and describe the term "publicity image." Complete the following three parts in your essay.

Part 1 - Describe the authors' definition of publicity images and their use in society.

Part 2 - Explain how and why the term "visual message" is used interchangeably with "publicity image."

Part 3 - Define and describe "publicity image" in your own words.

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