Exam: 050138RR - LESSON 4: RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ART
1. What was the nickname of the artist Domenikos Theotokopoulus?
C. Fra Domenico
D. El Greco
2. Caravaggio's taste for dramatic and theatrical effects is typical of
3. Giotto's Lamentation in the Arena Chapel in Padua is remarkable primarily because
A. the characters in the painting are presented as individuals.
B. it's one of the first religious oil paintings with real human figures.
C. Giotto painted it in one sitting and made no revisions to the completed work.
D. of the colors used to convey allegorical meaning.
4. Who was considered the "Leonardo of the North"?
A. Pieter Bruegel
B. Matthias Grünewald
C. Albrecht Durer
D. Hans Holbein
5. Bernini's David, unlike Michelangelo's, shows David
A. in motion.
B. as a young man.
C. after he has killed Goliath.
D. at rest.
6. What was the highest goal of the Mannerist artists?
B. Formal technique
C. Unique use of color
D. Witty social commentary
7. Which one of the following artists inspired Diego Velázquez?
B. Andrea Palladio
8. 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. clear market value.
B. a strong sense of immediacy.
C. immediate viewer appeal.
D. structural strength.
9. Due to their resemblance to the women painted by the Flemish artist in the early 1600s, full-figured females even today are often described as
10. Which of the following statements is the best definition of a triptych?
A. A painting on three panels
B. A carving of the Holy Trinity
C. A painting with a figure triangle
D. A representation of the Stations of the Cross
11. Giotto developed new way of presenting biblical stories by
A. using sacred stories to create a conceptual design.
B. using multiple scenes in up to five windows.
C. choosing one significant moment to illustrate.
D. creating figures that are unearthly and godlike.
12. What was Vigée-Lebrun best known for?
13. In the name of what Protestant movement were many of Hans Holbein's religious paintings destroyed?
14. Which one of the following artists invented impasto?
A. Leonardo da Vinci
15. One of the most significant achievements of Albrecht Dürer was to
A. travel to Italy to study the great works of the Italian Renaissance.
B. write treatises on painting, perspective, and human proportions.
C. make the print a fine art form.
D. sketch from nature, studying its most delicate details.
16. Which artistic value is least apparent in Mannerist paintings?
A. Moral message
C. Meaningful distortion
D. Refined style
17. Which one of the following artists influenced Raphael's School of Athens?
B. El Greco
18. What quality do the paintings of Titian possess because of his use of the impasto technique in painting?
19. The use of light and dark to create dramatic contrast is called
20. In religious works of art, the Holy Ghost is often represented symbolically as a/an
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Exam: 050139RR - LESSON 5: IMPRESSIONISM, EXPRESSIONISM, CUBISM, & SURREALISM
1. Which one of the following artists was considered the "father" of the Impressionist movement?
2. Monet achieved heightened color effects by
A. painting only in the sunlight.
B. using dots of colors.
C. placing colors side by side rather than mixing them.
D. painting outdoors.
3. Which of the following artists painted Still Life with Apples?
A. Claude Monet
B. Vincent van Gogh
C. Paul Cézanne
D. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
4. What does Gainsborough's The Blue Boy depict?
A. A son of Charles I
B. A real boy
C. A contemporary view of St. George
D. William, the young hero of a romantic novel
5. Fine art prints from which of these countries influenced the development of twentieth-century art?
6. Which one of the following artists was considered the most famous American female Impressionist painter?
A. Paulina Borghese
B. Rosa Bonheur
C. Mary Cassatt
D. Angelica Kauffmann
7. Which of the following artists declared that artists should "paint things not as they are, but as they feel them."
A. Vincent van Gogh
B. Édouard Manet
C. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
D. Paul Cézanne
8. The main objective of Neoclassicism was to
A. glorify God.
B. present a Bible story.
C. present a moral lesson.
D. depict a historical moment.
9. Which of the following Postimpressionist painters had the greatest impact on twentieth-century art?
A. Van Gogh
10. Which of these painters is well known for portraying scenes of French night life?
A. Gustave Courbet
B. Berthe Morisot
C. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
D. Claude Monet
11. Which of these artistic values is most apparent in the sculpture of Constantin Brancusi?
A. Emotional expression
12. What was the nude depicted as in Édouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe?
A. A classical goddess
B. A prostitute
C. A model of chastity
D. A model of motherhood
13. _______ used pure colors from the tube and not those of the natural world.
14. Magritte was concerned with making the spectator of an artwork conscious of the limitations of signs, labeling, and language. In so doing, he challenged the spectator to see with fresh eyes and without prejudice the everyday world about him. As such, his works are reminiscent of those of
A. Salvador Dali.
B. Claude Monet.
C. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
D. Adolphe Bouguereau.
15. Which French leader was embarrassed by a sculpture of himself naked?
A. Louis XIV
16. Fundamental to the artistic credo and practice of the Fauvist painters was the belief that
A. the design of a painting is determined by colors.
B. naturalistic colors take precedence over arbitrary colors.
C. academic forms and structures can't be set aside in the name of color.
D. equilibrium in a painting is achieved through the use of Renaissance perspective.
17. Which of the following was true of the Age of Reason?
A. People used science to explain social experiences .
B. People debated the raison d'être.
C. People justified their faith using scientific principles.
D. People valued science over faith.
18. Some of the consequences of the economic depression that devastated Germany in the years following
World War I are
A. chronicled in the paintings of Otto Dix.
B. manifest in the gouaches of René Magritte.
C. portrayed in Picasso's Guernica.
D. the subject of Giorgio di Chirico paintings.
19. What were Realists inspired by?
A. Problems in the world
B. Political issues
C. Reinterpretation of myths
D. Contemporary scientific study
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20. Which of the following inventions opened new doors for early twentieth-century artists?
A. Synthetic pigments
B. Air brushes
C. Paint tubes
D. Nylon brushes
Exam: 050140RR - LESSON 6: ABSTRACT, NONREPRESENTATIONAL, AND ALTERNATIVE
1. Superrealism is also known as
A. forced perspective.
C. trompe l'oeil.
2. The vigorous brushstrokes and emotion-laden imagery in the paintings of Anselm Kiefer are reminiscent of the paintings of
3. During the 1940s and 1950s, the center of Western art was
C. New York City.
4. The organization SITE, Sculpture in the Environment, was formed in 1970 for the purpose of
A. promoting the acceptance of kinetic sculpture.
B. finding sources of content in the present.
C. reviving the iconography of the nineteenth century.
D. creating an art-for-art architectural movement.
5. Which of the following artists painted using a technique similar to that used by Jackson Pollock?
A. Helen Frankenthaler
B. Piet Mondrian
C. Georgia O'Keeffe
D. Girogio di Chirico
6. Which of the following political leaders closed the Bauhaus?
A. Winston Churchill
B. Joseph Kennedy
C. Adolph Hitler
D. Franklin Roosevelt
7. Which of the following artists created The Dinner Party?
A. Andy Warhol
B. Salvadore Dalí
C. Pablo Picasso
D. Judy Chicago
8. The _______ movement began in Holland just before World War II.
A. De Stijl
B. Color-Field Painting
C. Abstract Expressionist
D. straight photography
9. Of the following, who was the most famous pop artist?
A. Andy Warhol
B. Robert Rauschenberg
C. Jackson Pollock
D. Claes Oldenburg
10. Andy Warhol's studio in New York City was known as the
11. It would be virtually impossible to mount a traveling exhibition of the works of which of the following
A. Claes Oldenburg
B. Christo and Jeanne-Claude
C. Piet Mondrian
D. Mark Rothko
12. Action painting is a term that best describes the work of
A. Willem de Kooning.
B. Pablo Picasso.
C. Piet Mondrian.
D. Jackson Pollock.
13. Who founded the Bauhaus?
A. Piet Mondrian
B. Walter Gropius
C. Willem de Kooning
D. Vasily Kandinsky
14. Which of these artists is known for painting geometric compositions which incorporate primary colors?
A. Georgia O'Keeffe
B. Gerrit Rietveldt
C. De Stijl
D. Piet Mondrian
15. Which Earth Artist used lightning as part of his or her piece?
A. Walter De Maria
B. Richard Estes
16. Another name for a mobile is a/an
A. 3D form.
B. kinetic sculpture.
C. suspended sculpture.
D. interactive form.
17. Christo and Jeanne-Claude created their works as
A. Earth Artists.
C. performance artists.
18. By the mid-1950s, which artistic movement was the most powerful force in Western art?
A. The new Surrealism
C. Abstract Expressionism
19. _______ was the artist who used a "drip technique."
A. Willem de Kooning
B. Pablo Picasso
C. Piet Mondrian
D. Jackson Pollock
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20. Which of the following media is not typically associated with electronic art?
A. Video image
B. Electronic sign
C. Computer image
D. Laser collages