Visual Arts 1133

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This is the final review for Visual Arts 1133 at Troy University with Professor Hedden.

Louise Nevelson's work White Vertical Water is a realistic depiction of fish in a river.

False

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist who rigidly stuck to traditional methods and rules of art.

False

The pose, facial expression, and landscape background of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa communicate to the viewer a mood of ____.

Calm and Introspection

The rarity of an artwork, and its value, are often closely related.

True

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is valuable because ________.

Lincoln is a symbol of American values and identity.

Girl with a Pearl Earring was painted by this Dutch artist.

Johannes Vermeer

The elements of art form the basic ________ of art.

Vocabulary

The principles of design are a kind of ________ that artists apply to the elements of art.

Grammar

A flat work of art has two dimensions: ________ and width.

Height

The dark printed words on the page of a book are easily read because they are printed on a light ground. This is an example of the principle of ________.

Contrast

One definition of this element is "a mark that connects two points."

Line

The line that defines the edge of a shape is called the ________.

Boundary

The lines that create the image of the Nazca Spider "drawing" define the ________ of a ________.

Boundary, shape

Three words that can describe irregular line are:

Loose, wild, chaotic

A line that is a continuous mark is ________.

An actual line

Pick the three words that would best describe a regular line.

Controlled, geometric, cool-headed

A line that gives viewers the impression that they are seeing a line where there is not a continuous mark is ________.

An implied line

By orienting lines so that they attract attention to a specific area of a work of art the artist is using ________.

Directional line

A contour line defines the outer edge or profile of an object, and can be used to suggest a volume in space.

True

If vertical lines communicate strength, horizontals calm, and diagonals action, then a vacation resort might want to choose a logo consisting of ________ lines in order to show peaceful repose.

Horizontal

A shape made of perfectly straight lines would probably be classified as ________ shape.

A geometric

This type of shape is composed of unpredictable, irregular lines.

Organic

A shape on a flat picture surface that is defined by surrounding empty space is known as ________ shape.

A positive

An empty space defined by its surround is known as ________ shape.

A negative

In a two-dimensional work, when the figure becomes the background and the background becomes the figure, we perceive ________.

A figure-ground reversal

The positive and negative shapes in M. C. Escher's print Sky and Water I balance each other and are an example of ________.

Figure-ground reversal

A two-dimensional object is called a shape, and a three-dimensional object is known as a ______.

Form

Because it is three-dimensional, a form has these three spatial measurements: height, width, and ________.

Depth

These four visual elements of art—form, volume, mass, and texture—are present in ________ works of art.

Three-dimensional

Forms such as pyramids, which tend to be precise and regular, are known as ________ forms.

Geometric

The artist David Smith created sculptures of geometric forms. In his work Cubi XIX , Smith used the following geometric shapes:

Cuboids

Forms that tend to be irregular, and similar to naturally occurring objects, are known as ________ forms.

Organic

A three-dimensional surface that is designed to be viewed from only one direction is known as a ________.

Relief

This type of relief, which takes its name from the French word for low, does not imply great depth.

Bas-relief

A sculpture designed in the round can be viewed from ________.

Nearly every angle

The element of art that defines the amount of space occupied by an object is ________.

Volume

The visual impact of the Olmec sculpture of a Colossal Head (1.40 ) is directly related to its mass.

True

This term refers to the substance contained in an object, but it does not necessarily imply weight.

Mass

Our experience of objects in the natural world often leads us to assume that a large object will be heavy, but in fact this is not necessarily the case. This element of art is called ________.

Mass

Because a form exists in "real" space we can experience it not only visually, but also through the sense of ________.

Touch

When we touch an object we experience a tactile sensation that artists refer to as ________ texture.

Actual

The lightness or darkness of a surface is the element of art called ________.

Value

Artists can create a sense of ________ by using light and dark values.

Depth

Triangular planes make up the surface of a geodesic sphere. Planes that are closer to and facing toward the light source tend to be lighter than planes that are further from it and facing away.

True

This method of applying value to a two-dimensional artwork in order to create the illusion of threedimensional solid form is called _____.

Chiaroscuro

The process of using a series of parallel lines set close to one another to differentiate planes of value in a work of art is called ________.

Hatching

Hatching and cross-hatching use two-dimensional lines to communicate ________ depth.

Three-dimensional

An artist can use color to indicate depth. When a color is very pure and intense then it seems to be ______.

Closer

When objects are far away they lack contrast, detail, and sharpness of focus because of the interference of air. Artists take advantage of this when they use the process called:

Atmospheric perspective

This system, which derives its name from the Greek meaning "equal measure," uses diagonal parallel lines to communicate depth.

Isometric perspective

This is the system for creating an illusion of depth using three basic components: horizon line, vanishing point, and convergence lines.

Linear perspective

One-point perspective does convey depth, but it has limited applications due to its reliance on a single ________.

Vanishing point

This is the area that is visible when a viewer is staring at a fixed point in space.

Cone of vision

If you are looking straight ahead, an object that is behind you is in your cone of vision.

False

When the rules of perspective are applied in order to represent unusual points of view, we call this ________.

Foreshortening

If an artist were to draw a figure whose arm was pointing directly toward the viewer, what technique would the artist have to use when drawing the outstretched arm?

Foreshortening

This is the most vivid element of art and design.

Color

This object can be used to separate white light into the colors of the spectrum.

Prism

Physicists have explained that when we see a color, it is the portion of the light spectrum that a surface fails to _____.

Absorb

If you were to look at a t-shirt that absorbed the colors violet, blue, green, yellow, and orange, what color would the t-shirt appear to be?

Red

The traditional primary colors are ________.

Red, yellow, blue

When ________ colors are mixed, they make a duller and darker color because more of the visible spectrum is absorbed.

Subtractive

The term used for referring to the basic colors of the spectrum is ________.

Hue

The element of art that describes the relative lightness or darkness of a hue, compared to another hue, is known as ______.

Vaue

A color that is lighter than its basic hue is known as a tint. A color that is darker than its basic hue is called a ________.

Shade

An artwork that uses many hues but only one value is called monochromatic.

False

We generally associate a color with its purest, most intense state, or its highest level of ______.

Saturation

A color that is almost gray has a ________ saturation.

Low

Colors that are on opposite sides of a color circle are radically different in wavelength and are called ________.

Complementary colors

If you were to design an eye-catching poster using only two colors, the combination that would most stand out to passersby would be ________.

Red and green

Colors that do not contrast strongly with each other, and which are similar in wavelength, are ________ colors.

Analogous

When a color is associated with hot or cold we refer to this as color ________.

Temperature

We see this type of color when the brain receives so much color information that it is forced to simplify what we perceive.

Opitcal color

The French artist Georges Seurat employed a new technique to create a jewel-like diffusion of light and vibration of color in his work The Circus . This type of painting, made up of small dots of color, is known as ________.

Pointillism

Most commercial color printing is achieved using four separate colors, represented by the matrix ________.

CMYK

If you were to choose the color scheme for a health retreat, red would be a good color to pick.

False

Color affects the way we think and react to the world, and can be used for healing purposes. This practice is called ________.

Chromotherapy

Traditional visual arts, such as painting, are inherently static, but artists have always found inventive ways of conveying the elements of ________ and ________.

Time...motion

When an artist employs visual clues to suggest movement in a work of art that is static and motionless, this is known as ________.

Implied motion

When an artist creates a work that deceives our eyes into believing there is motion as time passes, this is called ________.

The ilusion of motion

The kind of motion that is created by showing a series of static images in quick succession is called ________.

Stoboscopic motion

This spinning toy gives a sense of motion to a viewer when he or she looks through small slits in its cylindrical drum at a strip of changing pictures.

Zoetrope

Disney's Finding Nemo is an example of a series of computer-generated images played in rapid succession. This medium is called ________.

Animation

This kind of motion is occurring when we see movement in real life.

Actual motion

This type of art can only exist in one place and time in history.

Performance art

This medium involves the human body and usually includes the artist.

Performance art

Performance artists the Blue Man Group rely on bodily movements to communicate ideas without speech.

True

This type of sculpture can move and change its visual form.

Kinetic

Alexander Calder invented the ________, a type of suspended, balanced sculpture that uses air currents to power its movement.

Mobile

If Alexander Calder's Untitled mobile was powered by a small motor, rather than air currents, it would not be an example of actual motion.

False

The elements of time and motion are not applicable to the art of photography.

False

What element describes the imposition of order and harmony on a design?

Unity

The three kinds of unity are:

Compositional, conceptual, gestalt

Compositional unity strikes an interesting balance between the monotony of too much similarity, and the chaos of too much ________ in a work of art.

Variety

What principle of art did Katsushika Hokusai employ in "The Great Wave off Shore at Kanagawa" in order to bring harmony to what could otherwise be a very chaotic scene?

Unity

An interior design that uses only straight lines might lack the visual interest of a more varied composition.

True

Disparate visual elements can be linked together with a common idea. This is ________ unity.

Conceptual

The German word that refers to something in which the whole seems greater than the sum of its parts is ________.

Gestalt

This is a kind of visual diversity that can bring many different ideas, media, or elements together in one composition.

Variety

Variety can ________ a design.

Invigorate

An artist creates an artwork made up of many different shapes, all in varying shades of blue. This artwork uses the following principles of art:

Unity and variety

Creating visual weight and counterweight is part of an artist's use of the element of ________ in creating a work of art.

Balance

________ balance is achieved when both sides of a composition look exactly the same.

Symmetrical

________ balance is achieved when two halves of a composition are not mirror images of each other.

Asymmetrical

If an artist painted a street scene with one large building on the left-hand side, and two smaller buildings on the right-hand side, this would be an example of ________ balance.

Asymmetrical

________ balance is achieved when all elements in a work of art are equidistant from a central point and repeat in a symmetrical way from side to side and top to bottom.

Radial

The kind of scale used for objects that appear larger than they are in real life is called ___ scale.

Monumental

An artist might use a small scale for a portrait of a lover because it implies ________.

Intimacy

When an artist uses scale to indicate the relative importance of elements in a composition, he or she is employing this kind of scale.

Hierarchical scale

This type of scale is common in the relief sculpture of ancient Egypt, where it was used to indicate social importance.

Hierarchical

This group of artists sometimes used distorted scale to create dreamlike images that subvert our conscious experiences.

Surrealists

An artist would probably use distorted scale if he or she wanted to create a lifelike scene that the viewer could relate to.

False

The relationships between the sizes of different parts of a work make up its ________.

Proportions

In two-dimensional art, this is the area in which an artist creates their work.

Format

This proportional system uses a ratio of 1:1.618.

Golden Section

It does not matter if a sculptor is creating a human statue on a monumental scale, or a figure much smaller than lifesize: if the sculptor applies the ratio of the Golden Section, the sculpture will have naturalistic proportions.

True

Rectangles based on the Golden Section can be nested inside each other to create an elegant ________.

Spiral

Photographers cannot be responsible for principles of scale or proportion in their photographs.

False

Any of the ________ of art can help focus our interest on specific areas of a work of art.

Elements

The opposite of emphasis is ________.

Subordination

This is the specific part in an area of emphasis to which the viewer's eye is drawn.

Focal point

If an artist painted a garden with one red flower in a field of yellow flowers, this would be an example of using color to create contrast. For the viewer, the single red flower would be ________.

A focal point in the artwork

An artwork can have only one focal point.

False

Which two types of line shape our examination of awork of art by directing the movement of our gaze?

Actual

The recurrence of a single element in a work of art is called ________.

Pattern

The area covered by a pattern is called the ________.

Field

A design repeated as a unit in a pattern is called a ________.

Motif

This art movement, of which Hans Arp was a member, valued randomness, absurdity, and nonsense over rational or orderly patterns.

Dada

There is rhythm in an artwork when it has at least this many points of reference.

Two

A pattern with regular intervals creates ________ rhythm.

A repetitive

The principle of rhythm does not apply to photography.

False

What is the name for any side of a building that is intended to be looked at?

A facade

In the painting The Third of May, 1808, this Spanish artist used alternating rhythm to contrast "good" and "bad."

Francisco Goya

Artemisia Gentileschi worked during this stylistic and historical period.

Baroque

Art can only be made by a single individual.

False

Masses of people came inside the Parthenon to worship the goddess Athena.

False

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City was designed by:

Frank Lloyd Wright

What function were the terracotta warriors inside Qin Shi Huangdi's tomb intended to serve?

To guard the emperor in the afterlife

A lyre is used for what purpose?

To play music

Navajo sand paintings are made ________.

To heal an individual

Navajo sand paintings are generally made to be passed down from generation to generation.

False

Diego Rivera was so angry that his mural in Rockefeller Center was destroyed that he never re-created it.

False

In traditional African cultures, functional objects were often esteemed as status symbols.

True

What does a chevron look like?

A V shape

Spiritual ideas, such as the traditions of voodoo, can never be represented in functional objects such as furniture.

False

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa was meant to show Teresa ________.

Being pierced by an angel's arrow, being infusedwith divine love, as a devout Christian, as a role model to be followed by devout Chistians

A shaman is a person who ________.

Acts as an intermediary between the invisible spirit wold and the physical realm of humans

Photographs, such as Andres Serrano's The Morgue (Gun Murder), cannot display the perspective technique of foreshortening.

False

The Hopi of the southwestern United States are responsible for making which of the following sculptures?

The kachina doll

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