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Renzo Piano's Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center is an example of "green architecture." Such buildings are praised for their:

his proclivity for things seen but not examined

Jasper Johns chose to paint his image of the American flag to express:

Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

The imagery in Faith Ringgold's God Bless America was inspired by the:

it pursued wrongdoers at night and punished them when nails were driven into it

What is the function of the nsiki nkonde figure?

reception, extraction, inference

According to Sayre what are the three steps in the process of "seeing"?

African masks he saw at a Paris museum

What might have affected Pablo Picasso's severe style of representation seen in The Women of Avignon?


Objects that are intended to stimulate a sense of beauty in the viewer are thought to be _______ rather than functional.

religious art

We can clearly see the artistic impulse to "give form to the immaterial," to represent hidden or universal truths, spiritual forces, and personal feelings in:

artist are critical thinkers, meaning they question assumptions and explore new directions

Sayre states that he believes that all people are creative, but artists possess qualities that most don't. Which of the following best describes these qualities?

architects look to continue to use building techniques and materials that have been in use since the Industrial Revolution in the West

Which of these is not a principle of "green architecture"?


Jan van Eyck's Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife Giovanna Cenami depicts many objects that have symbolic meaning. The use or study of these symbols is called:

ledger drawings.

While in prison, Howling Wolf made many drawings called

the shapes, forms, and bright colors of Brazilian culture

Beatriz Milhazes' Carambola is based on

the ability to recognize, understand, and communicate the meaning of visual images

Which of these statements best defines visual literacy?


The symbolic hand gestures that refer to specific states of mind or events in the life of Buddha are called

Representational Art

The terms naturalistic or realistic art are sometimes used to describe

Depicting a human is thought to be competing with the "creator

Why are images of humans traditionally banned in Islamic art?

what the work expresses or means.

In a work of art, "content" refers to

it depicts a Muslim woman in a black chador, a rifle dividing, and Farsi text inscribed over her face

What is the subject matter of Shirin Neshat's Rebellious Silence?

It is a sublime representation of the mountain range that can be seen to encompass the spirit and character of the American West

What is the content of Albert Bierstadt's Rocky Mountains?


In 1863, Edouard Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe was rejected by the public due to its

was controversial at first because of its non-traditional style.

Maya Ying Lin's Memorial in Washington, D.C.

political symbolism.

Considered a masterpiece of Renaissance art, Michelangelo's David came under attack upon first viewing due to its

They should educate the public about the value of art.

According to the National Endowment for the Arts what activist role should artists take?

Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase

Which artwork was described as "an explosion in a shingle factory"?

They have little context in which to view the work.

Historically, why do many people receive new and innovative work with reservation?

All were initially misunderstood by the public.

How is Maya Ying Lin's Vietnam Memorial similar to works by Edouard Manet and Marcel Duchamp?

Richard Serra

Which sculptor eventually saw his controversial work destroyed?

Motion Pictures

Etienne-Jules Marey was a pioneer in the then burgeoning art of what?

socio-cultural issues

What motivates artists like Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Suzanne Lacy?

Expressive line

The Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh, indicates the power of the artist's

Unique expressives lines

Pat Steir's series The Drawing Lesson Part 1, Line # 1 is about various artists'

drawn structural lines and uncontrolled drip lines

Hung Liu's paintings, such as Three Fujins, rely on contrasts between two very important elements

a composition

The organization of visual elements in an artwork is called

simple black outlines and ironic messages

In House, how does Jaune Quick-to-See Smith evoke the simplicity of traditional Native American lifestyles that have disappeared?

Natural materials found on site

What is generally the preferred medium of Andy Goldsworthy

implied line

In Giacometti's Man Pointing, our eye is directed down his right arm and past his pointed finger to some imagined point of interest beyond. This is an example of which formal element?

create value by hatching and cross-hatching

Line can be used to delineate edges of form in space, imply movement, and


How can we describe Sol LeWitt's use of line in Wall Drawing No. 681 C?

it reiterates the rationality of Socrates' actions

Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Socrates is set up in a system of right angles on a grid structure. How does this affect the content of the piece?

They are both positive forms that contain negative space.

Although created for different purposes, Barbara Hepworth's Two Figures and the African feast-making spoon share a similar trait. What is it?

His interests were in things other than pure verisimilitude.

In Harmony in Red (The Red Room), Henri Matisse deliberately intended to violate the laws of perspective. Why?


In The Dead Christ, Andrea Mantegna utilizes what technique in order to adjust the distortion created by the point of view?

one point linear perspectives

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper is based on what specific type of perspective?

It represents the power of the imagination to transform an everyday object into a symbolically charged container of social good.

What is the metaphorical significance of the carved sculpture, Feast Making Spoon, from the Ivory Coast

during the Renaissance in Italy

When and where was linear perspective first codified (studied, organized, and written down)?

in both depending on how you look at it

Where is the negative space in the Rubin vase?

At Jesus's Head

Where is the vanishing point in The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci?

It mimics binocular visions

Why is the stereoscope such an effective means of describing "real" space?

Einsteins Theories

According to Sayre, our notion of space has changed abruptly and even become "fluid" since the beginning of the twentieth century due to

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