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Intro to humanities final
Terms in this set (100)
The cave of Lascaux dates to what historic period?
The early Stone Age
Many clear boundaries exist between the humanities and the sciences.
Art acts as a social and political commentary only when it stops acting as a vehicle for enjoyment.
Which of the following is not a function of art?
D) Enacting a record of the world
D. enacting a record of the world
Which of the following was discussed as a work exemplifying art as revealing metaphysical or spiritual truths?
A) A Gothic cathedral
B) A tribal totem
C) All of the above
D) An abstract work
A. A Gothic cathedral
The nature of how art historians see art is different today than it was in the past.
Pablo Picasso was a native of what country?
B) The United States
Who developed the approach to evaluation that asks, "What is the artist trying to say? Does he or she succeed? And was the artwork worth the effort?"
Which of the following was included in the ancient Greek concept of art?
B) All of the above
Which of the following is not a concern of art?
B) Visible form and feeling
C) Aesthetic communication
B. Visible form and feeling
Which of the following artists was described as painting verdute?
When music is part of a religious ceremony, it may be classified as which of the following?
B) All of the above
All of the above
Formal criticism applies external conditions or information in analyzing art.
Which of the following, according to Susan Lacy (Mapping the Terrain), is a description of what an artist might be at a given time?
B) All of the above
All of the above
Which of the following is the term defined by the phrase, "the study of the nature of beauty and of art"?
Scholars agree that all art must have a purpose.
17. Of the following, which one is not traditionally associated with the humanities?
The difference between "fine art" and "applied art" lies in the fine arts being prized for their purely aesthetic qualities.
Which of the following are characteristics that can be applied to works of art when making value judgments?
B) None of the above
The term "decorative art" first appeared during what century?
A) 5th century CE
B) 5th century BCE
C) 18th century CE
D) 15th century CE
C. 18th Century CE
Creativity is the realm of what activity?
D) All of the above
All of the above
Which painter made a A View Near Volterra?
A) Van Gogh
The question "How is it put together" evokes which kind of response?
A) All of the above
Which of the following could be defined as a tangible emblem of something abstract?
D) None of the above
Which of the following is not a valid statement of Picasso's style?
A) Edges of color areas reflect sharpness
B) Soft or fuzzy forms
C) White areas slam against black areas.
D) Joined curved and straight lines
B. Soft or fuzzy forms
Unlike pictures, sculptures use form to define line
the mold for an actual sculpture is called a positve
which of the following is the sculptors ideal choice of rock to carve?
which of the following is not an element of sculpture
unlike pictures, sculpture has literal mass
which of the following is a fundamental characteristic for whatever material is used for sculpture
free of flaws
of the following works, which one best represents the additive method of execution
the bakota ancestor figure
which of the following is the most popular material for sculpture
freestanding sculptural works are called which of the following?
the high renaissance occurred during what time
the early 16th century
cast sculpture utilizes which of the following processes
which of the following is a term for carved works of sculpture
sculptural works that are transitory are called which of the following
All sculpture is three dimensional
color is irrelevant to scupture
which of the following terms means the manner by which the eye moves from one element to another in a work of sculpture
which of the following terms relates to the ideal of relationships
most sculptors, when they set out to begin a work of scultpure, simply imagine the subject matter and then attack the stone
sculpture designed to be seen from one side only is called
sculptural works that are modeled utilize which of the following processes
which of the following is the term for sculpture that employs such materials as wire or neon tubing
of the following qualities, which one does not represent gothic style
life as a vale of tears
what type of sculpture emphasizes the material from which the work is created and usually retains the fundamental geometric qualitites of that material
built sculpture uses which of the following processes
which of the following is not a way that sculpture stimulates the senses
who is the architects of the guggenheim museum
Frank Lloyd Wright
For which of the following is R. Buckminster fuller noted
the geodesic dome
which building material creates almost limitless possibilities for construction
which of the following is utilized in order to transfer weight and stress to permit squared space beneath a dome
which of the following is an architectural order with a scroll like capital
which of the following is a structural system that defines space by transferring stress outward to its legs
the designer of gothic cathedrals sought to achieve a sense of fortress like strength
log cabins are examples of bearing wall constructin
which of the following is a structural system that consists of horizontal beams and vertical supports
post and lintel
which of the following is a structural system in which an overhanging beam or floor is supported at one end
which of the following is a structural system in whcih the wall supports itself
the traditional material in post and lintel construction is which of the following
which of the following is not a structural system
which of the following best illustrates that the environment can be shaped according to the compositional qualitities of a building
Medieval structures employted asystem of which of the following in order to keep vertical walls from buckling outward?
Concrete is a 20th century invention.
The center of which architectural structure is called a keystone?
Which of the following best exemplifies the concept of cantilever?
Zarzuela race track
The Parthenon is an example of what kind of construction?
Post and lintel
Which of teh following is not a correct description of a system utilizing a framework to support the building with walls attached to the frame, forming an exterior skin?
Which of the following is a Greek architectural order with a simple slab as a capital?
Which of the following means the relationship of items to each other in a design?
The protruding masonry indicating diagonal juncture of arches in a tunnel vault or the juncture of a groin vault is called extruded vaulting.
Which of the following is a Greek architectural order with a complex icanthus leaf capital?
Which of the following results when arches are joined at the top with their legs forming a circle?
Which of the following is not the true of serialism
organizes the musical dimension of pitch ?
which of the following is not a characteristic of classicism
dramatic changes in dynamics
of the following characteristics, which one is not a property of rhythm
which of the following would be defined as a slow tempo
which of the following is defined as the text of an opera
which of the following is a style of singing emphasizing the beauty of sound
which of the following is not one of the three basic types of opera
which of the following is the way dynamics is measured in music
which of the following means polyphonic development of serveral short themes
with what composer is the leitmotif best associated
which of the followign would be defined as a group of movements loosely related and played in succession
which of the following would be defined as a slow, leisurely tempo
which of the following would be defined as a large scale composition using a chorus, soloist, and orchestra
which of the following can be defined as a musical form that can be expressed as ABA or AABA
Which of the following is not characteristic of baroque
which of the following would be defined as a large choral work for chorus and/or solo voices
which of the following would be defined as a very fast and lively temo
which of the following would be defined as a slow and broad tempo
which of the following is not a characteristic of romantic music
which of the following is not a property of texture
which of the following is a characteristic of sound
which of the following would be described as a musical style that stresses tone, color, atmosphere, and fluidity
which of the following would be defined as a physical phenomenon measurable in vibrations per second
which of the following would be defined as a composition for solo instruments with accompaniment
which of the following is not a characteristic of impressionism
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