1. What is most remarkable about the paintings of Pieter Breugel the Elder?
2. Which of the following subjects would lend itself to the use of the tenebroso manner of painting?
3. The fact that the figures in Leonardo da Vinci's The Virgin of the Rocks are arranged in a figure
triangle gives the painting
A. structural strength. C. a strong sense of immediacy.
B. immediate viewer appeal. D. clear market value.
4. One of the most significant achievements of Albrecht Dürer was to
A. write treatises on painting, perspective, and human proportions.
B. sketch from nature, studying its most delicate details.
C. travel to Italy to study the great works of the Italian Renaissance.
D. make the print a fine art form.
5. One of the primary consequences of the Council of Trent in art and architecture was that
A. Protestant art became more realistic.
B. Catholic art became increasingly two-dimensional.
C. Roman Catholic art concerned itself more with the spectator's emotions.
D. The Catholic church strengthened its position as an art censor.
6. Which of the following works of art was completed during the Rococo period?
A. Purification of the Temple by El Greco C. David by Bernini
B. The Elevation of the Cross by Reubens D. The Artist and Her Daugher by Vigée-Lebrun
7. Giotto's Lamentation in the Arena Chapel in Padua is remarkable primarily because
A. it's one of the first religious oil paintings with real human figures.
B. the characters in the painting are presented as individuals.
C. Giotto painted it in one sitting and made no revisions to the completed work.
D. of the colors used to convey allegorical meaning.
8. Which classical value is frequently exemplified in works of art during the Renaissance?
A. Realism C. Asymmetry
B. Surrealism D. Expressionism
9. Which artistic value is least apparent in Mannerist paintings?
A. Refined style C. Suppressed emotion
B. Meaningful distortion D. Moral message
10. Which of the following works of art did Michelangelo complete first?
A. The Creation of Adam C. David
B. Pietà D. Tomb of Pope Julius II
11. Which of these artistic values is most apparent in the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch?
A. Symbolism C. Idealism
B. Grazia D. Simplicity
12. What quality do the paintings of Titian possess because of his use of the impasto technique in
A. Piety C. Sensuality
B. Restraint D. Religiosity
13. Descartes, Galileo, and Newton were great thinkers whose works are in harmony with the ________
movement in the arts.
A. Renaissance C. Mannerist
B. Baroque D. Rococo
14. Bernini's David, unlike Michelangelo's, shows David
A. after he has killed Goliath. C. in motion.
B. at rest. D. as a young man.
15. Which of the following statements is the best definition of a triptych?
A. A painting on three panels C. A carving of the Holy Trinity
B. A painting with a figure triangle D. A representation of the Stations of the Cross
16. In the name of what Protestant movement were many of Hans Holbein's religious paintings
A. Monotheism C. Iconoclasm
B. Agnosticism D. Papism
17. Even if we didn't know anything about the artist who created Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride, it would
be safe to say, after examining the surfaces represented in the painting, that it was created by a
A. northern European. C. man.
B. southern European. D. woman.
18. Which device was not used by Caravaggio to create a theatrical effect in his paintings?
A. Bold brushstrokes C. Stark lighting
B. Dramatic gestures D. Dark shadows
19. In which of the following paintings has the artist included a portrait of himself?
A. Rembrandt's Sortie of Captain Banning Cocq's Company of the Civic Guard
B. Tintoretto's The Last Supper
C. El Greco's Purification of the Temple
D. Velázquez' Las Meninas
20. In religious works of art, the Holy Ghost is often represented symbolically as a/an
A. angel. C. unicorn.
B. dove. D. star.