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1

Van Gogh's paintings are of high value because:
A)His work had a major influence on subsequent artists
B)There are a limited number of his paintings
C)He plays a large role in Western art history
D)His paintings allow the viewer to feel with the artist himself
E)All of the above
2

According to the author, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa dazzled his contemporaries because:
A)The sitter was a wealthy woman
B)Da Vinci was a famous artist
C)The portrait was almost miraculously lifelike
D)All of the above
E)None of the above
3

During the ___________ art was used roughly in the same sense as craft.
A)Renaissance
B)Middle Ages
C)Baroque Era
D)Nineteenth Century
E)Twentieth Century
4

The field of philosophy called aesthetics asks the question:
A)What is art?
B)Can we apply our concept of art to art of the past?
C)Can we apply our concept of art to art of different cultures?
D)Is there one correct standard for judging art?
E)all of the above
5

Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville, was painted by:
A)Claude Monet
B)Vincent Van Gogh
C)Pablo Picasso
D)Leonardo da Vinci
E)Andy Warhol
6

What term best describes work done by nonprofessionals?
A)Folk Art
B)Naïve Art
C)Intuitive Art
D)Outsider Art
E)All of the above
7

Rebecca Purdham's Chin Up and Paul Klee's Monument in Fertile Country have what in common?
A)Both were painted by artists who were nearly blind.
B)Both were inspired by the same historic event.
C)Both are abstract landscapes.
D)Both are nonrepresentational in style.
E)none of the above
8

To discover why the sculptor of the Amida Nyorai depicted its subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures, and a bun atop its head requires the use of:
A)mudras.
B)iconography.
C)Buddhism.
D)enlightenment.
E)deattribution.
9

The term style is used to categorize a work of art by its:
A)subject matter.
B)social context.
C)visual characteristics.
D)theme.
E)none of the above
10

Our modern ideas about art carry with them ideas about:
A)The artist
B)The audience
C)A) and B)
D)The gallery
E)The museum
11

During the 18th century, beauty and art were discussed together because both:
A)were studied by the upper class
B)were schools of philosophy
C)were related to the senses
D)were felt to provide pleasure
E)involved vision
12

______is the name for a standard subject in Christian art, that of Mary, the mother of Jesus, holding her son after he was taken down from the cross.
A)Portrait
B)Pieta
C)Vanitas
D)All of the above
E)None of the above
13

If a work of art is faithful to our visual experience, its style is:
A)iconographic.
B)nonrepresentational.
C)stylized.
D)abstracted.
E)naturalistic.
14

When discussing the size, shape, material, color, and composition of a work of art, we are discussing its:
A)form.
B)iconography.
C)theme.
D)purpose.
E)content.
15

__________ involves identifying, describing, and interpreting subject matter in art.
A)Attribution
B)Calligraphy
C)Stylization
D)Iconography
E)Reviewing
16

The word for extreme optical fidelity is:
A)Trompe l'oeil
B)Representational
C)Mimetic
D)Abstract
E)Copy
17

During the Renaissance in Western Europe __________ came to be regarded as the more elevated of the arts.
A)calligraphy, mosaic, and metal forging
B)cabinetry, architecture, and calligraphy
C)ceramics, weaving, and mosaic
D)painting, sculpture, and architecture
E)painting, cabinetry, and landscape gardening
18

After much study of the Arnolfini Double Portrait, experts agree that:
A)the single candle is a sign of God's presence.
B)the dog is a symbol of marital fidelity.
C)the red bed suggests a fertile marriage.
D)all of the above
E)Experts still debate the work's iconography.
19

Context is a factor of ties that bind a work of art to the:
A)life of its creator
B)tradition it grows from and responds to
C)audience it was made for
D)society in which it was circulated
E)all of the above
20

_________ is a space that is presented as a work of art that can be entered, explored, experienced, and reflected upon.
A)Environmental art
B)Architecture
C)Installation
D)Performance art
E)None of the above







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