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Art and humanities test 1

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 a connection with the artist himself.
e. All of these answers are correct.
During the ________ the term "art" was used roughly in the same sense as "craft."
a. Renaissance
b. Middle Ages
c. Baroque era
d. 19th century
e. 20th century
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.
To discover why the sculptor of the Amida Nyorai depicted the subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures, and a bun atop his head requires the use of:
a. mudras.
b. iconography.
c. religious worship.
d. enlightenment.
e. deattribution.
Our modern ideas about art carry with them ideas about:
a. the artist.
b. the audience.
c. the artist and the audience.
d. the gallery.
e. the museum.
________ 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. Pietà
c. Vanitas
d. All of these are correct answers: Portrait, Pietà, and Vanitas.
e. None of these answers is correct.
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.
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 these are true: the single candle is a sign of God's presence; the dog is a symbol of marital fidelity; and the red bed suggests a fertile marriage.
e. they still debate the work's iconography.
Ann Hamilton's Mantle is an example of:
a. painting.
b. architecture.
c. installation.
d. trompe l'oeil.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Which statement is NOT true regarding James Hamilton's Throne of the Third Heaven... body of work?
a. The artist's art was outside of the realm of professional training.
b. The artist was unknown until his death.
c. The work realized a spiritual vision.
d. The complete body of work resides now in the Smithsonian.
e. The artist intended the work to be viewed by everyone as a message of redemption.
Philosophers determined that the pleasure of art was an intellectual pleasure and was perceived through:
a. physical experience of the art through touch.
b. a special kind of attention called disinterested contemplation.
c. the formal analysis of the work.
d. any emotional response experienced by the viewer.
e. None of these answers is correct.
According to the author, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa dazzled his contemporaries because:
a. the sitter was a wealthy woman.
b. he was a famous artist.
c. the portrait was almost miraculously lifelike.
d. all of these were the case.
e. None of these answers is correct.
The field of philosophy called aesthetics asks the question:
What is art?
a. Can we apply our concept of art to art of the past?
b. Can we apply our concept of art to art of different cultures?
c. Is there one correct standard for judging art?
d. All of these answers are correct.
What term describes work done by nonprofessionals?
a. Folk art
b. Naïve art
c. Intuitive art
d. Outsider art
e. All of these answers are correct.
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 these answers is correct.
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.
If a work of art is faithful to our visual experience, its style is:
a. iconographic.
b. nonrepresentational.
c. stylized.
d. abstracted.
e. naturalistic.
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
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 to which it responds.
c. audience for which it was made.
d. society in which it was circulated.
e. All of these answers are correct.
Andy Warhol's images created from celebrities are portrayed through mass-produced:
a. oil paintings.
b. photographs.
c. multiple silkscreen images.
d. All of these answers are correct.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Representational art with an approach to naturalism covers:
a. fabric drapes over bodies.
b. recording effects of light and shadow on form.
c. inner structures of bodies.
d. All of these answers are correct.
e. None of these answers is correct.
According to the author:
a.the interpretation of a work of art is objective.
b. a work of art may fall into more than one theme.
c. it doesn't make sense to compare art from different cultures.
d. All of these are the case.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Which of the following was designed as a place of worship or meditation?
a. Sainte-Chapelle
b. Great Mosque at Córdoba
c. The Buddhas in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
d. All of these.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned and Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South are similar in all these ways EXCEPT:
a. they share a common theme of the sacred.
b. their compositional structure is similar.
c. they both include symbolic hand gestures.
d. they share the same iconography.
e. they were made in the same century.
Whereas the Christian image by Cimabue depicts the central figure surrounded by angels, the Buddhist image in this chapter shows the central figure surrounded by:
a. shamans.
b. bodhisattvas.
c. pharaohs.
d. putti.
e. geometric shapes only.
The pyramids at Giza in Egypt were built as:
a. palaces.
b. tombs.
c. libraries.
d. fortresses.
e. None of these answers is correct.
The subject matter of Edward Hopper's Gas:
a. is based on fantasy.
b. depict aspects of everyday life.
c. is addressed with color photography.
d. is framed in scenes of the natural world.
e. provides for early examples of graphic design.
________ is the best-known work of the bizarrely inventive Hieronymus Bosch.
a. The Dream
b. The Garden of Earthly Delights
c. The Scream
d. Radioactive Cats
e. Royal Tide II
The ________ often created equestrian statues of their emperors.
a. Greeks
b. Romans
c. Egyptians
d. Japanese
e. None of these answers is correct.
Pablo Picasso painted Guernica in 1937 for:
a. the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris World's Fair.
b. a rally of the Allied Forces.
c. a celebration honoring General Francisco Franco.
d. the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Christian Boltanski draws upon the _______ to create his work _______.
a. French Revolution; Liberty Leading the People
b. Spanish Civil War; Guernica
c. Holocaust; Altar to the Chases High School
d. history of slavery; Talking Skull
e. None of these is correct.
Nineteenth-century American painters employed the American landscape as a subject. One such artist was Thomas Cole, who focused on an area of the Connecticut River to create:
a. Kyoto.
b. Spiral Jetty.
c. A Sudden Gust of Wind.
d. The Oxbow.
e. None of these is correct.
In the painting White Clouds over Xiao and Xiang by Wang Jian:
a. the view is fixed, as if standing on a mountain.
b. the painter's primary concern is topographical accuracy.
c. the painter's inscription situates him in a centuries-old tradition of painterly
and poetic meditations.
d. All of these are the case.
e. None of these answers is correct.
Iconoclasm means the ________ of images based on religious beliefs.
a. creation
b. worship
c. contemplation
d. Destruction
e. None of these answers is correct.
Which of the following is an example of a theme in art?
a. Painting
b. Renaissance
c. Mural
d. Art and nature
e. Naturalistic
The Egyptians imagined the ________ as resembling earthly life in every detail.
a. Afterlife
b. dream world
c. pharaoh's life
d. cosmos
e. None of these answers is correct.
Pablo Picasso's Guernica was a protest against:
a. the draft.
b. the bombing of a civilian population.
c. the atomic bomb.
d. concentration camps.
e. environmental devastation.
The range of ________'s work makes him difficult to categorize. In addition to paintings, prints, and combination pieces, he has done extensive set and costume design for Merce Cunningham and others, as well as graphic design for magazines and books.
a. Jasper John
b. Pablo Picasso
c. Robert Rauschenberg
d. Andy Warhol
e. Frank Stella
Artist Frida Kahlo is well-known for her:
a. photography.
b. graphic design.
c. self-portraits.
d. performance art.
e. large-scale sculptures.
Jeff Wall's A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) is a ________ that refers to a ________.
a. film; painting
b. sculpture; photograph
c. photograph; print
d. building; sculpture
e. collage; earthwork
One of the most delightfully eccentric figures in the history of art is the Japanese painter and woodcut designer known as:
a. Shunsho.
b. Buddha.
c. Hiroshige.
d. Sato.
e. Hokusai.
The painter _________ explores the varieties of visual delight, the natural instinctive pleasure we can take in the everyday experience of looking.
a. Robert Rauschenberg
b. Pat Steir
c. Henri Rousseau
d. Edward Hopper
e. None of these is correct.