Art Appreciation mid term – Flashcards

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Which is NOT a task for artist according to the text
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to help us see the world in the same way they see it
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According to the author the most important meaning of an artwork is
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what is means to the viewer
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tim harkinson's work of art, incorperates
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movement, expressiveness, technology, humor
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The most famous of Maya Lin's works is
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Vietman Veterans Memorial
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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel are
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art collectors
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Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans date back to
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Paleolithic Period
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the most famous Neolithic structure in England, made of megaliths that once formed several concentric circles, is called
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Stonehenge
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no society that we know for has lived without some form of art. the impulse to make and respoend to art appears to be as deeply ingrained as the abilty to
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learn language
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the sculptor Constantin Brancusi spint his life searching for forms that were
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simple, timeless and pure
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Which are methods used by prehistoric painters
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animal fats and pigments mixed together, the use of reed brushes, and the pwder pigment blown through hollow reeds
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the nature of perception suggest that the most important key to looking at art is
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to become aware of the process of looking itself
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Wheel of Fortune was created by
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Audrey Flack
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Vanitas paintings meditate on
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the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness
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involves identifying, describing, and interpreting subjsect matter in art
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Iconography
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during the _______________the term "art" ws used roughly in the same sense as "craft"
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middle ages
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if a work of art is faithful to our visual experience. its style is
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naturalistic
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Ann Hamilton's Mantle is an example of
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installation
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according to the author, Leonardo da Vinci MOna Lisa dazzled his contemporarient because
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the portrait was almost miraculously lifelike
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Van Gogh's paintings are of high value because
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his work had a major infulence on the subsequent artist there are a limited numberl of his paintings he plays a roll in western art history his paintings allow the viewer to feel a connection with teh artist himself
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when discussing the size, shape, material, color, and compostiion of a work of art we are discussing its
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form
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Rebecca Purdum's chin up and KAndinsky's swinging have what in common
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both are norepresentational is style
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our modern ideas about art carry with them ideas about
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the artist and the audience
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to discover why the sculptor of the AMida Nyorai depicts the subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures and a bun atop his head requires the use of
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iconography
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Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville was painted by
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Claude MOnet
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the term for extreme optical fidelity
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trompe l'oeil
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after much study of the Arnolfini Double Portrait, experts agree that
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experts still debatet he work's iconograpy
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Robert Smithson's THe Spiral Jetty is an example of
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an earthwork
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Jeff Wall's A sudden Gust of Wind is a _____that refers to a _________.
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photograph; print
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Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned and Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the south are similar in all these except
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they share the same iconography
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often created equestrian statues of the emperors
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Romans
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according to the author, can a work a art have more thatn one theme
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a work of art may fall into more thn one theme
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artist Frida Kahlo is well known for her
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self-potrait
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whereas the christian image by Cimabue depicits the central figure surraounded by angels,t he buddhist image in this cha[ter shows central figure surrounded by
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bodhisattvas
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the Egyptians imagined teh _____ as resembling earthly life in every detail.
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afterlife
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Iconoclasm means the ____ of images based on the religious beliefs
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destruction
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the pyramids at Giza in Egypt were built as
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tombs
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themes of art
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Sacred realm, politics and social order, stories and histories, the here and now, the human experience, invention and fantasy, art and nature, art and art
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a blacka-nd -white photograph of a scene eleiminates the hues and intensities oft he scenes colors but captures the____of the colors
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values
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whicho f the visual elements can best be described as "the path of a moving point"
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line
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common issues facing those who work to conserve works of art
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the effects of light, the work of earlier restorers, changing levels of heat and humidity, pollution
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the vanishing point in Leonardo da vinci's the Last Supper
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at the exact center of the picture, justbe hind the headoft he figure Jesus, andt on the horizon line
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in the additive process of mixing red light, greenl ight and blue light combine to produce ____light
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white
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Which artist uses light itself as teh main material and whose work increases our awareness of light as a presence in the world
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James Turrell
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a necessary feature in pattern
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repetition
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during the 20th century, which of the following became a recognized element of art
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motion
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Charles White Untitled illustrates the technique of
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hatching
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mixing two primary colors produces a ____color
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secondary
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in albercht durer's woodcut The Draftsman Drawing a Reclining Nudethe, draftsmani s using a devicet o help him achieve the effects of
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foreshortening
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"Passive Pink" refers to the color that
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seemed to calm and relax violent children in studies of color's effects upon the mind and body
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the 18th century Indian painting of Maharana Amar Singh and other watching musicians and the acrobats utilzes teh two most basic visual cues for implying depth on a flat surface. They are
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position and overlap
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rather that depend solely upon visual unity,artist will sometimes create____ unity by unifying the ideas is a work of art
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conceptual
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the ancient Egyptians developed a standard set of proportions used to create inages of the "correct" or "perfect" hman, as have many cultures both ancient aand modern. this set of proportions was created using
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a square grid
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which workof art uses hierarchical scale
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a royal altar to the hand
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the architect Le Corbusier designed the Modulor,a tool he used for calculating human proportions, based on
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the golden section
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Henry Ossawa Tanner's THe Banjo Lesson creates emphasis through
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size and placement of the figures directional linesof sightl eading to a focal point cantrasting values of dark skin against a pale background elimination of detail and bright colors in the background
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_____collaborated with Cleas Oldenburg to create the sculpture Plantoir
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Coosje van Bruggen
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in a two-deminional work witha summetrical balance, the appearance is achieved by
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distributing visual weight accordingly
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Edouard MAnet's A bar at the Folies-Bergere invites us to consider points of view in it subject and compostion. Interpertations of this painting include _____approaches
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formalist, Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic
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the use of scale to indicate relative importance is known as____scale
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proportional
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in art, the design principle of balance functions to
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encourage ou active participation in a work help communicate a works mood lead our eyes around a work help communicate a works menaing
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the Thirteen-Deity JNanadakini Mandala uses_____to suggest that there is a hidden orderin the universe
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symmetry
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what part of the pen convey the ink to the drawing surface
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the nib
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the style used by Georges Seurat in Cafe'-concert is
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pointillism
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Edgar Degas drew a grid over his study of a dancer in order to
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make the drawing easier to copy
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because this 20th century artist dated most of his drawings over the course of hisl ife, we have nearly a complete visual record of his mind at work
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picasso
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_______is among the materials besides paper that have provided support for drawings
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silk, papyrus, fired clay, cave walls
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the coloring material in vertually al drawing media in known as
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pigment
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de VINci used drawings to explore in
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science, engineering, art, math
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Raymond Pettibon
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creates large scale drawings with enormous physical presence
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the _____are credited with the invention of paper around 5ce
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chinese
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the difference inthe color and consistency of different types of crayons and pastels is due to
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the use of differnet binders
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the predecessor of the graphite pencil, especially popular during the renaissance is
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metal point
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the metalpoint, lines are drawn witha silver____onto a suface coated with preliminary coating of paint
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wire
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Which 20th century atist panted the fresco mixtec culture
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diego rivera
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in fresco paintings, a drawing called a _____is transfered to the prepared surface prior to applying the pigment
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cartoon
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what is pigmentin paint
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powder color
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the first artist to understand and exploit oil painting was
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Jan van Eyck
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watercolor's primary characteristic is its
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transperency
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one of the advantages of oil paintings is that is drives slowly. this allows for
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an almost infinite range of consistency a subtle blending of colors the papplication of layers of paint on top of one another the painting to be reworked indefinitely
question
pisacco and braque, working side-by-side, glued bits of paper and other objects onto canvas to create
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collages
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_____is watercolor that has been made opaque by adding inert white pigment to it
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Gouache
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pope jullius II employed with 2 itlaiian renaissance artist to paint fresco for him
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michelangelo and raphael
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considered oneof the leading figures in teh 20th century american art. the painter____studied as the harlem Art Workshop and wason e of many prominant artist to work for the WPA during the Great depression
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jacob lawrence
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a nonaqueous paint is one that
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dissolves in something other than water
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afterb uilding canvas and before painting it, a painter generally applies a coat of
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primer
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in oil painting, linseed oil acts as a
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binder
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in buon fresco, or true fresco pigment ism ixed with water and applied to
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wet plaster
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which of the followingis a example ofa nonaqueous medium
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oil paint
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by the 1950's , this new paint would challenge oils as the principal painting medium
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acrylic
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2 ancient painting media that are still used today
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encaustic and fresco
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the 20th century master of the fresco technique who created the work MIxtec Culture is
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diego rivera
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Which is NOT a task for artist according to the text
answer
to help us see the world in the same way they see it
question
According to the author the most important meaning of an artwork is
answer
what is means to the viewer
question
tim harkinson's work of art, incorperates
answer
movement, expressiveness, technology, humor
question
The most famous of Maya Lin's works is
answer
Vietman Veterans Memorial
question
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel are
answer
art collectors
question
Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans date back to
answer
Paleolithic Period
question
the most famous Neolithic structure in England, made of megaliths that once formed several concentric circles, is called
answer
Stonehenge
question
no society that we know for has lived without some form of art. the impulse to make and respoend to art appears to be as deeply ingrained as the abilty to
answer
learn language
question
the sculptor Constantin Brancusi spint his life searching for forms that were
answer
simple, timeless and pure
question
Which are methods used by prehistoric painters
answer
animal fats and pigments mixed together, the use of reed brushes, and the pwder pigment blown through hollow reeds
question
the nature of perception suggest that the most important key to looking at art is
answer
to become aware of the process of looking itself
question
Wheel of Fortune was created by
answer
Audrey Flack
question
Vanitas paintings meditate on
answer
the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness
question
involves identifying, describing, and interpreting subjsect matter in art
answer
Iconography
question
during the _______________the term "art" ws used roughly in the same sense as "craft"
answer
middle ages
question
if a work of art is faithful to our visual experience. its style is
answer
naturalistic
question
Ann Hamilton's Mantle is an example of
answer
installation
question
according to the author, Leonardo da Vinci MOna Lisa dazzled his contemporarient because
answer
the portrait was almost miraculously lifelike
question
Van Gogh's paintings are of high value because
answer
his work had a major infulence on the subsequent artist there are a limited numberl of his paintings he plays a roll in western art history his paintings allow the viewer to feel a connection with teh artist himself
question
when discussing the size, shape, material, color, and compostiion of a work of art we are discussing its
answer
form
question
Rebecca Purdum's chin up and KAndinsky's swinging have what in common
answer
both are norepresentational is style
question
our modern ideas about art carry with them ideas about
answer
the artist and the audience
question
to discover why the sculptor of the AMida Nyorai depicts the subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures and a bun atop his head requires the use of
answer
iconography
question
Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville was painted by
answer
Claude MOnet
question
the term for extreme optical fidelity
answer
trompe l'oeil
question
after much study of the Arnolfini Double Portrait, experts agree that
answer
experts still debatet he work's iconograpy
question
Robert Smithson's THe Spiral Jetty is an example of
answer
an earthwork
question
Jeff Wall's A sudden Gust of Wind is a _____that refers to a _________.
answer
photograph; print
question
Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned and Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the south are similar in all these except
answer
they share the same iconography
question
often created equestrian statues of the emperors
answer
Romans
question
according to the author, can a work a art have more thatn one theme
answer
a work of art may fall into more thn one theme
question
artist Frida Kahlo is well known for her
answer
self-potrait
question
whereas the christian image by Cimabue depicits the central figure surraounded by angels,t he buddhist image in this cha[ter shows central figure surrounded by
answer
bodhisattvas
question
the Egyptians imagined teh _____ as resembling earthly life in every detail.
answer
afterlife
question
Iconoclasm means the ____ of images based on the religious beliefs
answer
destruction
question
the pyramids at Giza in Egypt were built as
answer
tombs
question
themes of art
answer
Sacred realm, politics and social order, stories and histories, the here and now, the human experience, invention and fantasy, art and nature, art and art
question
a blacka-nd -white photograph of a scene eleiminates the hues and intensities oft he scenes colors but captures the____of the colors
answer
values
question
whicho f the visual elements can best be described as "the path of a moving point"
answer
line
question
common issues facing those who work to conserve works of art
answer
the effects of light, the work of earlier restorers, changing levels of heat and humidity, pollution
question
the vanishing point in Leonardo da vinci's the Last Supper
answer
at the exact center of the picture, justbe hind the headoft he figure Jesus, andt on the horizon line
question
in the additive process of mixing red light, greenl ight and blue light combine to produce ____light
answer
white
question
Which artist uses light itself as teh main material and whose work increases our awareness of light as a presence in the world
answer
James Turrell
question
a necessary feature in pattern
answer
repetition
question
during the 20th century, which of the following became a recognized element of art
answer
motion
question
Charles White Untitled illustrates the technique of
answer
hatching
question
mixing two primary colors produces a ____color
answer
secondary
question
in albercht durer's woodcut The Draftsman Drawing a Reclining Nudethe, draftsmani s using a devicet o help him achieve the effects of
answer
foreshortening
question
"Passive Pink" refers to the color that
answer
seemed to calm and relax violent children in studies of color's effects upon the mind and body
question
the 18th century Indian painting of Maharana Amar Singh and other watching musicians and the acrobats utilzes teh two most basic visual cues for implying depth on a flat surface. They are
answer
position and overlap
question
rather that depend solely upon visual unity,artist will sometimes create____ unity by unifying the ideas is a work of art
answer
conceptual
question
the ancient Egyptians developed a standard set of proportions used to create inages of the "correct" or "perfect" hman, as have many cultures both ancient aand modern. this set of proportions was created using
answer
a square grid
question
which workof art uses hierarchical scale
answer
a royal altar to the hand
question
the architect Le Corbusier designed the Modulor,a tool he used for calculating human proportions, based on
answer
the golden section
question
Henry Ossawa Tanner's THe Banjo Lesson creates emphasis through
answer
size and placement of the figures directional linesof sightl eading to a focal point cantrasting values of dark skin against a pale background elimination of detail and bright colors in the background
question
_____collaborated with Cleas Oldenburg to create the sculpture Plantoir
answer
Coosje van Bruggen
question
in a two-deminional work witha summetrical balance, the appearance is achieved by
answer
distributing visual weight accordingly
question
Edouard MAnet's A bar at the Folies-Bergere invites us to consider points of view in it subject and compostion. Interpertations of this painting include _____approaches
answer
formalist, Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic
question
the use of scale to indicate relative importance is known as____scale
answer
proportional
question
in art, the design principle of balance functions to
answer
encourage ou active participation in a work help communicate a works mood lead our eyes around a work help communicate a works menaing
question
the Thirteen-Deity JNanadakini Mandala uses_____to suggest that there is a hidden orderin the universe
answer
symmetry
question
what part of the pen convey the ink to the drawing surface
answer
the nib
question
the style used by Georges Seurat in Cafe'-concert is
answer
pointillism
question
Edgar Degas drew a grid over his study of a dancer in order to
answer
make the drawing easier to copy
question
because this 20th century artist dated most of his drawings over the course of hisl ife, we have nearly a complete visual record of his mind at work
answer
picasso
question
_______is among the materials besides paper that have provided support for drawings
answer
silk, papyrus, fired clay, cave walls
question
the coloring material in vertually al drawing media in known as
answer
pigment
question
de VINci used drawings to explore in
answer
science, engineering, art, math
question
Raymond Pettibon
answer
creates large scale drawings with enormous physical presence
question
the _____are credited with the invention of paper around 5ce
answer
chinese
question
the difference inthe color and consistency of different types of crayons and pastels is due to
answer
the use of differnet binders
question
the predecessor of the graphite pencil, especially popular during the renaissance is
answer
metal point
question
the metalpoint, lines are drawn witha silver____onto a suface coated with preliminary coating of paint
answer
wire
question
Which 20th century atist panted the fresco mixtec culture
answer
diego rivera
question
in fresco paintings, a drawing called a _____is transfered to the prepared surface prior to applying the pigment
answer
cartoon
question
what is pigmentin paint
answer
powder color
question
the first artist to understand and exploit oil painting was
answer
Jan van Eyck
question
watercolor's primary characteristic is its
answer
transperency
question
one of the advantages of oil paintings is that is drives slowly. this allows for
answer
an almost infinite range of consistency a subtle blending of colors the papplication of layers of paint on top of one another the painting to be reworked indefinitely
question
pisacco and braque, working side-by-side, glued bits of paper and other objects onto canvas to create
answer
collages
question
_____is watercolor that has been made opaque by adding inert white pigment to it
answer
Gouache
question
pope jullius II employed with 2 itlaiian renaissance artist to paint fresco for him
answer
michelangelo and raphael
question
considered oneof the leading figures in teh 20th century american art. the painter____studied as the harlem Art Workshop and wason e of many prominant artist to work for the WPA during the Great depression
answer
jacob lawrence
question
a nonaqueous paint is one that
answer
dissolves in something other than water
question
afterb uilding canvas and before painting it, a painter generally applies a coat of
answer
primer
question
in oil painting, linseed oil acts as a
answer
binder
question
in buon fresco, or true fresco pigment ism ixed with water and applied to
answer
wet plaster
question
which of the followingis a example ofa nonaqueous medium
answer
oil paint
question
by the 1950's , this new paint would challenge oils as the principal painting medium
answer
acrylic
question
2 ancient painting media that are still used today
answer
encaustic and fresco
question
the 20th century master of the fresco technique who created the work MIxtec Culture is
answer
diego rivera