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A. Chapter 3 Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following was a female African-American sculptor who used her mastery of the conservative, academic style of her era to help African Americans take pride in their African heritage?

a. Shazia Sikander

b. Cheri Samba

c. Bridget Riler

d. Meta Warrick Fuller

e. Honore Dumier

2. Pomo Indian basket weavers include in their baskets a small imperfection, called

dau, which serves which of these functions?

a. A sign of human error

b. The signature of the artist

c. A hidden surprise for the owner to discover

d. A proof that nothing in nature is perfect

e. A spirit door

3. Religious images help viewers to direct their thoughts toward spiritual matters by doing what?

a. Realistically portraying deities

b. Giving concrete form to abstract ideas

c. Creating a mood of serenity

d. Illustrating proverbs

e. Telling creation stories.

3. Ndebele women traditionally create which of the following types of work in their homes in South Africa?

a. Pit fired pottery

b. Baskets of river reeds

c. Carved wooden sculptures

d. Portraits of their ancestors

e. Original wall murals

4. Picasso’s Guernica was exhibited at the museum of Modern Art in New York until which of the following events?

a. Picasso’s death

b. The Basque territories seceded from Spain

c. Francisco Franco died

d. Madrid became the capital of Spain

e. Picasso’s heirs reclaimed the painting and sold it

5. Which of the following artists uses found or created photographic images, along with succinct statements, to turn the tables on authorities who used the media to manipulate women?

a. Kruger

b. Nevelson

c. Skoglund

d. Pippin

e. Samba

6. Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People expressed the artists support for

which of the following?

a. Louis XVI

b. Napoleon

c. The creation of the Statue of Liberty

d. Artistic freedom

e. The Revolution of 1830

7. Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, which was created from rock, salt crystals, algae, and earth in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, is now____________________.

a. In Utah’s most famous museum

b. Rebuilt in the Everglades

c. Submerged

d. Copied in several other locations

e. Extended to form a land bridge

8. The Oxbow (Connecticut River near Northampton) presents a realistic view of

nature seen by which artist?

a. Georgia O’Keeffe

b. Barbara Kruger

c. Cheri Samba

d. Meta Warrick Fuller

e. Thomas Cole

9. Louis IX commissioned the Sainte-Chappelle in 1239, to house an important collection of religious relics in which of the following countries?

a. Italy

b. Germany

c. The Netherlands

d. Spain

e. France

10. What is the name of the Hieronymus Bosch triptych painting in the Netherlands, which shows a peek into hell?

a. Liberty leading the people

b. Guernica

c. The Garden of Earthly Delights

d. The Marriage of Arnolfini

e. The Dream

11. Guernica, a painting by Picasso, compresses into a single image the story of what event?

a. An earthquake in Peru

b. The Roman defeat of the Carthaginians

c. The Nazi bombing of a city in Spain

d. Holocaust victims in Germany

e. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

12. The Great pyramids of Menkaure, Khafre, and Khufu, are representative of which of the following cultures?

a. Chinese

b. Roman

c. Egyptian

d. Mesopotamian

e. Native American

B. Chapter 3 True-False Questions

1. T F Robert Rauschenberg created window displays for New York stores such as Tiffany’s.

2. T F Meta Warrick Fuller was a British artist who created “vanitas” sculptures for the aristocracy.

3. T F Shahzia Sikander frequently presents in her paintings a figure that evokes both Muslim and Hindu beliefs.

4. T F The thematic subject of the stone and Gravel garden at Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto is “storytelling.”

5. T F Landscape is the most highly regarded subject in traditional Chinese painting.

6. T F Thomas Cole left England for France to become an Impressionist.

7. T F Cleopatra was the patron who commissioned The Great Pyramids at Giza, in Egypt to serve as the Great Library of Alexandria.

8. T F A painting in three panel sections, such as that done by Hieronymus Bosch, is known as a triptych.

9. T F Sainte-Chapelle served as a private chapel for the French king and his court.

10. T F Cimabue was an Indian artist employed in the service of the great Mughal emperor Akbar.

12. T F Indian photographer Raghubir Singh prefers color, even though, when he began his career, it was assumed that “serious” photography had to be in black and white.

13. T F Bridget Riley used digital technology to create a work that refers to a work by Hokusai.

14. T F Hokusai once dipped a rooster’s feet in red paint and allowed it to run across the painting he was creating.

C. Chapter 3 Essay Questions

1. Discuss several ways in which works that were designed to reflect the spiritual beliefs of different cultures, meet the goals and the needs of these cultures, with specific references to at least three of the works considered in the text.

2. Select one leader from the past [prior to the 20th century] who used art to control public perceptions of his/ her power and image- and one leader born in the 20th century who employed art in a similar manner. Discuss the effective or ineffective results of these efforts. Be specific in mentioning works or types of works that were used. How might history have turned out differently if these efforts had not been successful?

3. Discuss the value of visual representation of politics and the social order, mentioning a specific artist who created a work for the purpose of emphasizing, either positively or negatively, something the public needed to consider.

4. Explain your perception of the relationship between stories and images in creating a shared sense of culture or community. Talk about specific works that you consider effective in passing along important stories and histories.

5. Discuss Robert Rauschenberg and Katsushika Hokusai as artists who explored unusual materials and techniques in their works> In what ways were these artist creating “Art about Art?”

6. Musicians often “cover” songs recorded by other artists. Artist Jeff Wall “covered” a work by Hokusai. How does Wall’s work create a dialog with Hokusai’s? How do differences in the words speak to the viewer about the intentions or purposes of both artists? How does this “cover” represent the theme of Art and Art?

7. American artist Barnett Newman answered the question, “why do you make art?”, by replying, “to have something to look at.” If you are an artist, answer the same question for yourself.

D. Chapter 4 Multiple Choice Questions

1. Watteau used implied lines to direct the viewer’s gaze throughout The Embarkation for Cythera. The Island named in the title of this painting is whiwhich of the following?

a. The site of Napoleon’s imprisonment

b. The island on which Dedalus and Icarus were imprisoned

c. The site of the fierce battle during the French Revolution

d. The mythological island of love

e. Marie Antoinette’s homeland

2. Which of the following artists uses chiaroscuro to model masses in the Virgin and St. Anne with the Christ Child and the Young John the Baptist?

a. Piero della Francesca

b. Michelangelo

c. Leonardo da Vinci

d. Luciano Laurana

e. Andrea Mantegna

3. In A Sunday at La Grande Jatte, Georges Suerat creates visual texture and allows the viewers’ eyes to optically blend small dots of color. Which of the following styles did Seurat use in this work?

a. Abstract Expressionism

b. Pointillism

c. Futurism

d. Cubism

e. Neo- classicism


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