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Gilbert's Living with Art, 6/e
Mark Getlein

Arts in Time
The Renaissance

Multiple Choice

Please answer all questions



1

Who were the Limbourgs?
A)a Protestant religious sect
B)a powerful ruling family of monarchs and popes
C)artist brothers
D)members of the blacksmiths' guild in France
E)leaders of the Counter-Reformation
2

Lives of the Most Excellent Architects, Painters, and Sculptors, a biography of Renaissance artists published in 1550, was written by
A)Michelangelo.
B)Leonardo.
C)Ghiberti.
D)Vasari.
E)Donatello.
3

In Neo-Platonic thought, the Biblical character Eve was identified with
A)Venus.
B)autumn.
C)evil.
D)the night.
E)motherhood.
4

One of the effects of the Renaissance was to change the status of artists in Europe from
A)skilled crafts workers to intellectuals.
B)observers of nature to designers.
C)shamans to documentarians.
D)monks to nobility.
E)none of the above
5

The German artist Hans Holbein was court painter to
A)Eleanora of Toledo.
B)Philip II of Spain.
C)the Hapsburgs.
D)King Henry VIII of England.
E)Frederick the Wise of Saxony.
6

The word renaissance means
A)"to know something thoroughly."
B)"rebirth."
C)"to create something from nothing."
D)"to reinvent."
E)"celebration."
7

The technology of painting with oils was developed
A)by Mannerist painters.
B)during the Late Renaissance.
C)by northern Europeans.
D)all of the above
E)none of the above
8

The Renaissance artists from Venice, such as Titian and Giorgione, were especially known for their mastery of
A)linear perspective.
B)tempera paint.
C)color and light.
D)sunken relief.
E)the illumination of manuscripts.
9

The era known as the High Renaissance encompasses a time period of about ______ years.
A)one thousand
B)two hundred
C)one hundred fifty
D)twenty-five
E)twelve
10

The technique of sfumato involves the use of
A)multiple layers of glazes.
B)multiple vanishing points.
C)elongated figures and compressed space.
D)burnt charcoal.
E)all of the above
11

The theme of the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes comes from
A)scenes of everyday life.
B)the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
C)the story of the artist's life.
D)Plato's Republic.
E)none of the above
12

____________ organization, as seen in Masaccio's Trinity with the Virgin, St. John the Evangelist, and Donors, was a popular device among Renaissance artists of Italy.
A)Accidental
B)Diagonal
C)Informal
D)Triangular
E)all of the above
13

Leonardo da Vinci was a skilled
A)engineer.
B)inventor.
C)painter.
D)architect.
E)all of the above
14

Giorgione's painting The Tempest shows the influence of his teacher,
A)Ghiberti.
B)Titian.
C)Botticelli.
D)Bellini.
E)Masaccio.
15

Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli were all commissioned to make art for
A)King Louis XIV.
B)the silversmiths guild.
C)the Medici family.
D)Pope Leo X.
E)the Duke of Berry.
16

One of Michelangelo's major achievements was
A)inventing a prototype of the helicopter.
B)redesigning St. Peter's cathedral.
C)painting the frescoes in Pope Julius II's private library.
D)all of the above
E)none of the above
17

Northern European artists began using the system of linear perspective
A)before anyone else.
B)much earlier than the Italians did.
C)about 75 years after it was first developed.
D)simultaneously with its development elsewhere.
E)during the Middle Ages.
18

Artists working in the Early Renaissance period include
A)Bronzino, Anguissola, and Raphael.
B)Bellini, Titian, and Tintoretto.
C)Grünewald, Donatello, and Michelangelo.
D)Leonardo, Dürer, and Giorgione.
E)Botticelli, Donatello, and Ghiberti.
19

Which 15th century invention led to the decrease in the practice of illumination by hand?
A)the printing press
B)the system of linear perspective
C)the camera obscura
D)the technology of oil painting
E)all of the above
20

The Isenheim Altarpiece, with its gruesome details of Christ's flesh wounds, originally hung in
A)a hospital for patients with skin disease.
B)the Duke of Berry's castle.
C)the pope's private library in the Vatican.
D)a catacomb.
E)none of the above
21

The movement that divided all of Europe into Protestant and Catholic camps is called
A)the Renaissance.
B)the Reformation.
C)the Crusades.
D)Neo-Platonism.
E)the Pazzi Conspiracy.
22

Vincenzo Perugia was
A)Pope Julius II's architect.
B)a thief.
C)a Mannerist sculptor.
D)Botticelli's primary art patron.
E)a biographer of Renaissance artists.