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Art Appreciation Final

The _______ culture from modern-day Ecuador is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas.
the beginning of time in the Maya calendar
The Temple of the Sun at Teotihuacán faces toward the sunset on Aug. 12, the date corresponding to _______.
_______, the Aztec goddess of life and death is recognizable in the culture's art by her necklace of human hearts, severed hands and skull.
Large stone temple complexes
_______ are characteristic of Maya architecture, suggesting priests/rulers had great power.
______, at its peak a cosmopolitan commercial center, remained a mythic center for Mesoamerican cultures for a thousand years after its decline, including an important pilgrimage site for Aztec rulers.
Consummate empire builders, the _______ arose from humble beginnings as a displaced tribe to commanding rulers of a vast network of luxury tributes from millions of people over a large geographic area in a 300-year period.
The Incas are well known for their __________ construction, as can be witnessed in Machu Picchu.
epicanthic fold
These Hopewell figures are unusual because of their depiction of the _______, a trait that may be found in people from many different parts of Asia as well as areas from which great migrations from this cradle of civilization occurred, including the indigenous populations of the Americas.
the moon
As seen from the earth, _______ evokes a rabbit to some Native American cultures.
earthwork of the Adena culture (Ohio)
Great Serpent Mound is an example of a(n) _______.
The _______ were the largest civilization in pre-Columbian Americas.
At La Venta, a(n) _______ site near present-day Villahermosa, Mexico, colossal heads were unearthed exhibiting what some scholars identify as fetal facial characteristics.
Cuzco, the capital of Inca empire was laid out to resemble giant_______.
Maya cosmology
The relief carving of Pakal on his sarcophagus represents him connecting the Upperworld, Middleworld and Underworld of _______.
In the Aztec culture, sacrifices of prisoners-of-war from neighboring peoples were necessary to honor and re-create the sacrifice of _______ in ancient times (Teotihuacán) in order to ensure the continuation of the world.
La Venta
The archaeological site plan of _______ shows the site's slightly west-of-north alignment, a characteristic of several Mesoamerican that may be associated with ritual processions.
The three _______ made of serpentine at the Olmec site of La Venta are unusual; they were not meant to be seen as they were buried soon after completion.
In Mesoamerican cultures, sacrificial _______ was seen as nourishment of the earth in its capacity of creator of life.
Though weaving was already a tradition to their culture, the _______ adopted upright loom from Pueblo peoples.
One of most important, best preserved and extensively studied Mayan cities is _______.
The Feathered Serpent Pyramid at Teotihuacán is a six-level step pyramid built in the _______ style of alternating vertical and sloping step faces.
Pyramid of the Sun
Mesoamerican cultures believed that humans first emerged from a hole in the ground now situated under the _______.
Pakal is the Maya word for _______.
The short-lived Nazca culture in present-day Peru is known primarily for its _______.
15,000 miles of roads
In addition to the sophisticated stone masonry that built Machu Picchu, the Inca also engineered over _______ through their mountainous empire, allowing messages to be transported throughout the empire in less than one week.
for armor
Which of the following is a unique function of Inca textiles?
_______ is the practice of self-induced bloodletting.
the Tree of Life
On the relief carving on the lid of his sarcophagus, Pakal is depicted falling off the Wacah Chan, _______.
Lord Pakal
_______, the most powerful of Palenque Maya kings, ruled for 67 years, July 29, 615 CE - August 31, 683 CE.
rope bridges
Known for their elaborate textiles used as status symbols, the Inca also used fiber in the construction of armor and _______.
Noted for their agricultural system of terraces and irrigation, the Inca used bundles of knotted string called _______ for accounting and census purposes.
From the traditions of most cultures, leadership and shamanism went hand-in-hand. Successful leaders mediated between the spiritual and physical worlds to assure the survival of their peoples. This mediation characteristically involved rites all of the following EXCEPT _______.
The _______ included in panels of Maya relief carvings and ceramics decoration aide in their interpretation.
"cast shadows"
The Limbourg Brothers' manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (p. 451) signified the return of something lost in art since antiquity. What was it?
his turbulent compositions and contorted, highly musculatured figures
Michelangelo is considered a Mannerist and High Renaissance artist. What is it about his paintings that characterize the Mannerist style?
Machu Picchu was a "getaway" for a(n) __________ruler.
the Medici family who ruled Florence and were patrons of the arts.
The early Renaissance in Italy can be traced to:
the Medici family.
Florence became a cultural center of the Renaissance (p. 452) in a large part due to:
Greek and Roman sculpture.
Donatello's sense of naturalism in figurative sculpture (p. 453) was in part inspired by:
introducing complex narrative into painting and indicating a single, fixed light source that increased the overall naturalism of his compositions.
Early Renaissance painter Masaccio is best known for:
the Chinese emperor.
In Hundreds of Birds Admiring the Peacocks painting by Yin Hong, from the late fifteenth to early sixteenth century, the peacock symbolizes:
Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
The "Big 3" of the Italian High Renaissance, based in Florence, and later in Rome, and then Milan were:
Mayan civilization (p. 464) reached its peak in Southern Mexico and Guatemala around:
rendering believable space in realistic detail.
What sets northern European artists (p. 454) apart from most artists of the Italian Renaissance is their interest in:
Michelangelo's painting The Last Judgment (p. 468), for the Sistine Chapel, typifies a style that came to be known as:
Whose David was the first life-size nude sculpture since antiquity?
poets, calligraphers, and painters.
From 960 until 1279, during the Song Dynasty, (p. 447) Taoists in China emphasized the importance of self-expression. Their most important state positions were held by:
he sculpted nude figures
What did the early-Renaissance sculptor Donatello do that hadn't been done since Classical Antiquity?
Raphael's School of Athens
Which of these is an example of High Renaissance painting?
military engineer and weapons-designer
Leonardo was as known in his time for his work as a(n) ____________ ,as much for his work as an artist.
Sandro Botticelli's paintings, such as The Birth of Venus, reflect his interest in a philosophy called _______.
it is not known which culture built it
Teotihuacan was an __________important commercial center in Mesoamerica.
Plato; Aristotle.
In School of Athens, Raphael represents the two significant schools of philosophy, signified by the portrayal of _______ and ________ in the center of the composition.
The sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini created Ecstasy of St. Theresa, a centerpiece of a chapel in Rome. It is typical of which style?
developing linear perspective and designing the dome over the huge crossing in Florence Cathedral.
Early Renaissance architect Brunelleschi is best known for:
Who was the most influential painter of the Baroque period in Europe?
In the 1330s, Petrarch (p. 452) conceived of a philosophy that emphasized the value of the individual and the pursuit and study of classical languages, literature, history, and philosophy. Today we call these disciplines the:
El Greco.
The style of Burial of Count Orgaz is highly eclectic and individual. The artist is:
the personality of the sitter.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is thought to have had appeal to the Renaissance imagination in part because the portrait reveals:
monumental architecture and stone sculpture.
The cultures of the Pre-Columbian peoples (p. 463) are distinguished by their:
Caravaggio's The Calling of St. Matthew
Which of these is an example of Baroque painting?
the sensuousness of light and color.
Florentine Renaissance art prioritized disegno, drawing and delineation of forms, while Venetian Renaissance art prioritized:
Coatlicue (p. 465) is a major _______ deity.
17th century, theatrical compositions rendered in very high contrast.
The Baroque can be characterized as/by:
a literal "sign" for the divine spirit.
Romanticist artists, like Frederic Edwin Church, viewed nature as:
extending Impressionism's formal innovations.
The Post-Impressionists (p. 496) were united by their interest in:
Western culture increasingly imposed itself upon other cultures whose values were often diametrically opposed to the sense of centeredness of these indigenous cultures.
The mid-to-late 19th century saw dramatic changes in non-Western cultures. Which of these best describes these changes?
Light itself, the way it plays across forms like architecture and landscape
What is the subject matter of most Impressionist painting?
European depictions of perspective and aerial views of cities
Images such as View of Suzhou reveal the 18th century Chinese interest in__________.
Marie-Louise-Elizabeth Vigée-LeBrun's The Duchess of Polignac (p. 480) combines all the compositional tools of the ______ sensibility.
Paul Cézanne.
This artist of The Large Bathers pushed toward an idea of painting that established for the work an independent existence:
the notion of the sublime
In the early nineteenth century, a recurrent and significant theme (p. 485) began to appear in Romantic painting. What was it?
Church's The Heart of the Andes
Which of these paintings is an example of Romanticism?
One of the primary subjects of Neoclassical art (p. 481) is:
Paul Gauguin.
Which artist rejected modern society and painted images of "primitive" island culture such as in The Day of the Gods?
his modernity and break with the past.
In works such as Olympia, realist painter Edouard Manet was denying traditional painting style and drawing attention to:
the Baroque eroticized.
The Rococo style (pp. 479-480) has been characterized as:
Angelica Kauffmann painted in the _______ style (p. 481), which was based on Greek and Roman models.
dramatic, emotional, and subjective art reflecting the artist's personal style.
Romanticism can best be described as:
Théodore Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa (p. 485) helped to fuel which style?
Thomas Jefferson
What individual chose the Neoclassical architectural style (p. 482) for his home in the United States?
likenesses of supernatural characters endowed with powers that can be evoked when the figure is danced.
Native American kachinas, like Buffalo Kachina (p. 494), are:
the Baroque, eroticized, and depictions of the wealthy aristocracy at play.
Rococo painting can best be characterized as:
during a Plains Indian ritual meant to help transform the West back to what it had been before the settlement of Euro-Americans
The Arapaho Ghost Dance dress would have been worn _____________.
In Romanticism (p. 484), regardless of the subject matter, paintings revealed the artist's:
David's The Death of Marat
Which of these paintings is an example of Neo-classical art?
extending Impressionism's formal innovations.
The Post-Impressionists (p. 496) were united by their interest in:
The Medusa sunk off the coast of Africa due to the captain's incompetence and its poor survivors were adrift for days (most of them dying) while the captain and crew saved themselves.
What is the story behind Gericault's Raft of the Medusa?
Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto.
The Realist movement (p. 489) was influenced by many ideas and worldviews including:
the use of everyday people and activities in the paintings
Realism as an artistic movement in the mid-19th century refers to what?
Gustave Courbet.
A leading painter in the Realist movement, the artist of Burial at Ornans declared that "painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the presentation of real and existing things." The artist is:
Fragonard's Bathers
Which of these paintings is considered a Rococo painting?
local, arbitrary
In The Green Stripe (Madame Matisse), Henri Matisse dispensed with the use of _______ color in favor of _______ color to explore the expressive possibilities of color.
movement and speed
In what aspect of the twentieth century were Umberto Boccioni and other Futurist artists most interested?
Marcel Duchamp's The Fountain
Which of these is an example of Dada art?
the US spending millions of dollars to look for water on Mars, while millions of people die for lack of water in Africa.
Chéri Samba's Problème d'eau. Où trouver I'eau? is an ironic comment on:
Wassily Kandinsky believed that the greatest device to express emotion was ________.
the potlatch.
Marianne Nicholson's cliffside pictograph (a "copper") represents a Northwest Native American tradition that had been suppressed through most of the 20th century, called:
Georges Braque.
The artist who painted Houses at L'Estaque worked with Picasso to promote the style called Cubism. The artist's name is:
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali illustrates how he looked to his subconscious (dreams, hypnosis, psychoanalysis) for his subject matter. What artistic movement is he associated with?
"Wild Beasts"
Henri Matisse was a leader of early 20th century artists who felt free to use color "arbitrarily" and were labeled, derogatorily, "Fauves", which translates __________.
one of their principal days of filming was 9/11/2001 and the banners came to signify the rifts separating humanity on a global scale.
Artists often find that the art they make has unintentional meaning. Georgia Papageorge's Africa Rifting: Lines of Fire: Namibia/Brazil is an example of this because:
Georges Braque's Violin and Palette
Which of these pieces is a Cubist painting?
Paul Cézanne
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque helped pioneer Cubist landscapes. What earlier painter of landscapes inspired them?
muralists, Mexican Revolution
Diego Rivera, David Siquieros, and Jose Clemente Orozco formed a new school of _______ inspired by the intense nationalism following the _______.
Spanish Civil War.
Pablo Picasso's Guernica represents an event in the:
The twentieth-century painting movement most often associated with Henri Matisse is:
Considered one of the greatest artistic responses to political oppression, Picasso's _______ was painted as condemnation of the blitzkrieg that leveled the city center of a small Basque town in the Spanish Civil War.
meditative, active
Rejecting the frenetic approach of Pollock and de Kooning, Mark Rotho's Abstract Expressionist pantings convey a _______, not _______space.
As a reaction against Abstract Expressionism, Frank Stella's Empress of India exhibits the elegant, sparse content-less shape of _______.
Joan Miró and Alexander Calder, both Surrealist artists, gravitated to the _______ in their indeciperable visual riddles consisting of biomorphic floating forms.
The paintings of Giacomo Balla capture the fascination with movement characteristic of artists of which movement?
Minimalism and Pop Art.
The two major art movements of the 1960s were:
The artist André Breton issued a manifesto that described the point of "resolution between these two states, dream and reality." What was this movement?
German Expressionism.
Wassily Kandinsky's Sketch I for Composition VII is an example of:
art that is about the process of painting.
Cubism can best be described as:
Willem de Kooning's Woman and Bicycle
Which of these paintings is considered an Abstract Expressionist painting?
the presence of diverse traditions in a single work.
"Postmodernism" has been defined in part as:
Cindy Sherman
Using her work to struggle with the question of identity, this photographer's images are self-portraits.
Showing irreverence for tradition and rationality, Marcel Duchamp's Mona Lisa [L.H.O.O.Q.] exemplifies the _______ movement.
The Cubists freed painting from the necessity of representing the world in order to dwell on:
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
This artist reflects on identity and cultural heritage in works such as Petroglyph Park.
Stylistic characteristics of Postmodern architecture include all of the following EXCEPT
Frank Gehry
Freed from the rigidity of modernism, architects such as _______ have liberated structural walls, using three-dimensional computer modeling to make these new shapes possible.
Bettye Saar
Using derogatory images of African-Americans from popular culture, _______ transformed the negative image of black servitude into an image of revolutionary heroism.
Las Vegas
_______ may be tasteless and tacky but the public revels in it, a point Robert Venturi stresses in his book which opened the door to postmodern architecture.
the ancient caves at Ajanta
The color schemes and flat patterns illustrated in Amrita Sher-Gil's The Swing were directly influenced by the Post-Impressionism of Paul Gauguin and:
In his painting, Problème d'eau. Où trouver l'eau?, Zairan artist Chérie Samba uses the postmodern dominance of _______ to examine the ironies of modern political life.
the painting of traditional Persian miniatures
Shazia Sikander combines her training in _______ with her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design in addressing the heterogeneity of her background.
objectivity of the camera.
Characteristics of postmodern photography include all of the following EXCEPT
Cindy Sherman's
_______ photos quote satirically the stereotypes of women in popular film, recycling them as a uniquely pure form of postmodernism.
sterile anonymity
Discontent with International Style's _______ compelled architects to look forward in new directions.
Dr. Strangelove
In his painting, Problème d'eau. Où trouver l'eau?, Zairan artist Chérie Samba appropriates the image of riding a bomb from the movie _______ to equate fears over the scarcity of water with those over nuclear extinction.
The urge to rebel against the norm lost its impact when such rebellion _______ the norm in most Western cultures.
ironies of modern political life
A key focus of much postmodern art is _______.
Cindy Sherman
Her untitled photographic self-portraits, posed with props in scenes corresponding to female characters in popular culture, are performances that allow _______ to address the ways in which culture views women.
more of their African identity in their works
In the late 1950s, a group of students in Nigeria formed the Zaria Art Society with the goal of expressing:
had ignored and caricatured African Americans and Native Americans.
Fred Wilson's exhibit for the Maryland Historical Society made the point that the Historical Society:
eternal beauty or shock value
Creating a work densely packed with information concerns most postmodern artists more than _______.
cultural and personal identity
Because of the diversity and plurality of postmodernism, many contemporary artists address the issues of _______ in their work.
Teddy Cruz
Vernacular architecture, like that in Tijuana, with cast-off materials scavenged from dumpyards serving as walls, fences, structures, and roofs is important to this young architect.
Vik Muniz's Atlas (Carlao) was created by arranging_______ on his studio floor, photographing the arrangement, then painting from the photograph.
rigid style.
Stylistic characteristics of Neo-Expressionism include all of the following EXCEPT
the symbolism of shape.
Like many contemporary sculptors, Kiki Smith, as seen in her Ice Man, seems to be asking questions about:
Mining the Museum
_______ is Fred Wilson's response to common practices of museum display that contribute to racism and class bias.
Learning from Las Vegas
What was the name of Robert Venturi's seminal text regarding Postmodern architecture?
Manet's Olympia
Yasumasu Morimura's Portrait (Twins) appropriates the imagery of _______ to illustrate Japanese culture as slave to the dominant (male) forces of Western society.
Anish Kapoor, the Indian-born British sculptor, explores the spiritual meanings of _______, posing questions about the origination and persistence of those meanings when displaced from their traditional context.
the impossibility of transforming the concrete urban environment into a garden
What is Kerry James Marshall saying about the public housing projects in his work Many Mansions?
Most art critics and historians agree that the era of modern art ended in the _____.