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Art Appreciation Quiz
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First thing that makes art different?
We create pieces for some human purpose.
Think: Human Purpose
Second thing that makes art different?
Artists create extraordinary versions of ordinary objects.
Third thing that makes art different?
Artists record and commemorate.
Fourth thing that makes art different?
Artists give tangible form to the unknown. They portray events that can only be imagined.
Think: Tangible Unknown
Fifth thing that makes art different?
Artists giving tangible form to feelings and ideas.
Think: Tangible Feelings
Sixth thing that makes art different?
Artists refresh our vision and help us see the world in a new way.
Think: Refresh Vision
What is the first question that is involved in art?
What constitutes as art?
What is the second question involved in art?
Where do you encounter art?
What is the third question involved in art?
Who decides that it's art?
Who is Constantine Brancusi?
He was one of the founding fathers of sculptures. He made columns, pots, incense holders, and he was a famous sculptor.
Who was Vincent Van Gogh?
He was a Dutch Painter. He is best known for his post-impressionist work. His most famous works are "Starry Night" (1889) and "Self-Portrait." He only painted in the institution for 10 years, cut off part of his ear beforehand, and eventually committed suicide. He apprenticed under Paul Gaugin.
Who was Paul Gaugin?
He trained Vincent Van Gogh. His most famous piece is "Visions after the Sermon."
What was Stonehenge?
It kept track of time and months. It helped them know when it was time to plant and to harvest. The stones weighed about 5 tons or more. Someone had to convince people to make this thing.
What idea did the Stonehenge implement?
Who was Maya Lin? What is she famous for?
"Vietnam Veterans Memorial."
What idea did Maya Lin's art piece implement?
Who is Antony Guadi? What piece is he famous for?
"Park Wall Detail," in Guell?
What idea did Antony Guadi's piece implement?
Who is Marcel Duchamp? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Duchamp's piece implement?
Who was Thomas Eakins? What piece is he famous for?
"The Gross Clinic."
What idea did Eakin's piece implement?
What piece of Van Gogh's implemented the 3rd idea?
"The Night Cafe" Record/Commemorate
Who is Toulouse Lautrec? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Lautrec's piece implement?
Who is Edvard Munch? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Munch's piece implement?
Who was Frida Kahlo? What piece is she famous for?
"The Two Fridas."
What idea did Kahlo's piece implement?
What piece of Van Gogh's implemented the 5th idea?
Tangible Feelings (isolation)
Who is Leonardo Da Vinci? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Da Vinci's piece implement?
Who is Malilol? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Malilol's piece implement?
Who is Michealangelo? What piece is he famous for?
What idea did Michealangelo's implement?
Who is Edgar Degas? What piece is he famous for?
"The Little Dancer."
What idea did Degas' piece implement?
Who is Damien Hirst? What three pieces is he famous for?
"Shark," "6 Legged Cow," and "Diamond Encrusted Skull."
What is the first of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
What is the second of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Symbols - something representing something else - etc. peace signs
What is the third of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Representation - representing something to yourself - etc. tree, car, light - not necessarily true reality
What is the fourth of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Abstract Forms - simplified pieces of reality
What is the fifth of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Illusions - anything alluding to something (apples, doves, white dresses, crosses) - these have deeper meaning or context
What is the sixth of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Modern vs. Ancient - imagery - car vs. carriage - telephone vs. cellphone
What is the seventh of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Familiar/Unfamiliar - things that you're familiar with or things you're not shown in a piece
What is the eighth of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Light - shadows, rays
What is the ninth of the 9 things to look for in a piece?
Style - landscape, still life, portrait, created space
What were the three things in the 1500s that were considered to be artwork?
Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
Why were these considered to be art?
They held no purpose. They came to be thought of as elevated forms of art and design.
What were skillful activities called?
Crafts - like creating a pot out of clay, cobbling a shoe, armor: just making things for use.
What was added to the art term in the 1800s?
Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Poetry, and Music. Fine Arts.
What is the idea of "selling" artwork?
Pieces are designed to attract a buyer's attention.
What is a good example of commissioned work?
Andrea de Verrochio's "David." He had to get someone to pay for all that bronze.
Who is Edward Weston? What piece is he famous for?
"Cabbage Leaf" Is it art? Is it beautiful even though it's a leaf?
Who is Giovanni Bellini? What piece is he famous for?
"Pieta" Is it art? Is it beautiful just because of its religious aspect?
Who is Francisco de Goya? What piece is he famous for?
"Saturn Devouring One of His Children" Is it beautiful even though it is horrific?
Who is Picasso? What piece is he famous for?
"First Communion" Is it beautiful just because it's religious?
What other piece is Picasso famous for? What type of art is it? What's another name for that kind of art?
"Seated Woman Holding a Fan." This type of artwork is called Abstract Art. It's otherwise known as Cubism.
Art which forms of the visual world are purposefully simplified, fragmented, or otherwise distorted.
Artwork that depicts forms in the natural world.
Art that does not represent or otherwise refer to the visible world outside itself.
Depicting forms in a manner that's true to reality.
Abstract/Represenational Art example?
Louise Bourgeios "Woman with Packages"
Represenational/Realistic Art example?
Duane Houson "House Painter 3"
Representational/Abstract Art example?
Vasily Kandinsky "Composition IX"
Non-representational/Minimal Art example?
Piet Mondrian "Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow."
What is a theme?
A central idea
What is a style?
A way of art
What is an example of older art?
Venus of Willendorf - emblem of fertility
Why is religious art important?
It gives visual expression to inner belief. It's moving, important, and it is what life is centered around.
Give examples of religious art?
Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris / Sistine Chapel - Michaelangelo
Why can art be a declaration of power?
Art from the earliest times has been used to declare the power of the rulers.
Give some examples of how art can be used as a Declaration of Power?
"Henry VIII," Hans Holbein
"Head of Mussolini," by Renato Bertelli
What is an example of art's power to convey immortality?
"Jahangir Preferring a Sufi Shaikh," by Bichitr. It showed he wanted to live forever.
Example of how art has the power to change our belief?
"The liberation of Aunt Jemima," by Betye Saar.
What is "meaning," in art?
Meaning in art is rarely simple and straight forward. Rather than have a definitive meaning that can be found, art inspires interpretations that are many and changeable. According to some, meaning is what distinguishes art from other kinds of skill making. Understanding art is a cultural skill and like only cultural skill, it must be learned.
What is form?
Form is the way a work of art looks. It can include all visual aspects of the work such as size, shape, materials, color, and composition.
What is content?
Content is what a work of art or rather what it depicts. For representational and abstract work, content begins with the objects or events the work depicts or it's subject matter.
What is the context?
The context of art in its web of connections to the larger world of human culture. It's everything about the artist and everything the artist is around that makes up that piece of art. Context is not something that could be found when looking at a piece of art. It exists in the make-up of a work.
Who is Henri Matisse? What two pieces is he famous for?
"Music Lesson," and "Piano Lesson," 1916 and 1917.
Who is Janine Antoni? What piece is she famous for?
"Gnaw" (vanity is the meaning)
Who is Jan Van Eyck? What piece is he famous for?
"The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait" (color of fertility, garments, mirror - content, meaning)
Who is Titian? What piece is he famous for?
"Assumption" (in a church - context)
What is the first of the 10 elements of design?
What is the second of the 10 elements of design?
Shape - polygonal, light
What is the third of the 10 elements of design?
Value - color, different shades of color, value is represented by light
What is the fourth of the 10 elements of design?
Texture - different things color can be portrayed in (carpet, parchment)
What is the fifth of the 10 elements of design?
What is the sixth of the 10 elements of design?
Light - represented by shadows
What is the seventh of the 10 elements of design?
Motion - what is moving in the picture
What is the eighth of the 10 elements of design?
Space - what are the dimensions
What is the ninth of the 10 elements of design?
Time - can be represented by light or style
What is the tenth of the 10 elements of design?
Mass - the thickness of things
What piece can you find all 10 elements of design?
Edward Hopper's "Room by the Sea"
Two types of line?
Contour and Outline
defines 2D space
lines that define boundaries we perceive in 3D form
Directional or Movement Lines?
These are lines that show movement or lead your eye through a work of art. Some lines in work aren't so literal. These are not lines but are linear (tree lines, cloud lines)
Examples of pieces with lines
Thomas Eakins "The Big Ling Brothers Racing," and Gericho "Raft of the Medusa"
What are implied lines?
Lines that our minds create when we see repetition in forms.
Who is Watteau? What piece is he famous for?
Watteau's "The Embarkment for Cythera." Shows implied lines.
What is shape?
a 2D form - circle/square.
What is mass?
Mass is a 3D form that occupies a volume of space - cube/ball.
What is the figure, ground relationship?
It consists of a figure (the sculpture or the objects in the painting) and the ground, or what the figure(s) are sitting on.
Who is Bill Reid? What is a famous piece of his?
"Raven and the First Man."
Shape that is implied, usually intentionally.
Rafael is who? What piece is he famous for that has implied shape?
"Madonna of the Meadows"
What is light?
In an image, light and shadow define the figure. Sometimes, the light source cannot be seen but usually we can determine the angle or source.
What photograph is a good example of lighting?
BB King photograph. In an image, the light and shadow define the figures.
What is value?
It's represented by light. The shades of light and dark. Value can be very gradual and natural or with stark differences such as only with a line.
What is texture?
Texture refers to surface quality; a perception of smooth or rough, flat or bumpy. Actual or Visual.
What is actual texture?
It it tactile, as in a sculpture or something you can touch.
What is visual texture?
In paintings or 2D work, the surface appears to be flat or smooth.
Who is Mona Hatoun? What is a famous piece from this artist?
"Prayer Mat" (actual texture)
Who is Raoul Dufy? What piece is famous from him?
"Regatta at the Cones" (visual texture)
What's the space perspective?
How we see things. In art, there is what is known as the vanishing point or the horizon line which helps determine where the end of the main figures lie.
What is the first of the four color properties?
Hue - name of a color.
Second of the four color properties?
Value - refers to the lightness and darkness of a color.
Refers to the relative purity of a color.
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