1. Which one of the following items is a product of industrial design?
A. A woven basket
B. A blown-glass bowl
C. A ceramic vase
D. A vacuum cleaner
2. The divine proportion is also called
A. positive space.
B. symmetrical balance.
C. the Golden Mean.
D. atmospheric perspective.
3. Which one of the following photographers was a documentary photographer during the Depression?
A. Man Ray
B. Mathew Brady
C. Alfred Stieglitz
D. Dorothea Lange
4. What group promotes the rights of women artists?
B. Abstract Expressionists
C. Guerrilla Girls
D. National Endowment of the Arts
5. The vigorous brushstrokes and emotion-laden imagery in the paintings of Anselm Kiefer are reminiscent
of the paintings of
6. In 325 A.D., Constantine the Great made a declaration that caused a significant change in the daily life
of many Romans. What was the declaration?
A. Christianity was made the official state religion.
B. Gladitorial games would be reinstated.
C. Aristocratic privileges would be abolished.
D. Travel was possible anywhere within the Empire.
7. The conversion of the English to Christianity began a rich period of artistic production in England,
especially in the creation of
A. illuminated manuscripts.
B. ecclesiastical treatises.
C. Gothic cathedrals.
D. secular mosaics.
8. Many of Hans Holbein's religious paintings were destroyed in the name of the Protestant movement
9. Which Renaissance artist created the dome of the Florence Cathedral?
A. Lorenzo Ghiberti
C. Filippo Brunelleschi
D. Andrea Mantegna
10. St. Peter's Basilica was constructed in the _______ centuries.
A. eighteenth and nineteenth
B. seventeenth and eighteenth
C. sixteenth and seventeenth
D. fifteenth and sixteenth
11. Kinetic sculpture was associated with what artist?
A. Tony Smith
B. Alexander Calder
C. Auguste Rodin
D. Louise Bourgeous
12. Many Dada artists joined the _______ movement.
13. Guernica was an important politically charged work. Who painted it and with what movement is it
A. Henri Matisse and Fauvism
B. Pablo Picasso and Cubism
C. Max Ernst and Dada
D. Andy Warhol and Pop art
14. Unlike Christian architecture, Hindu religious architecture is
A. accessible only to men.
B. very scarce, although very well preserved.
C. generally unembellished and austere.
D. not so much constructed as carved.
15. What medium did Andrew Wyeth use to paint Christina's World?
B. Tempera paint
16. To define a picture plane, a two-dimensional artist must establish
A. specific atmospheric perspective.
B. the borders of the artwork.
C. the figure-ground effect.
D. a vanishing point and horizon.
17. In drawing and painting, the term chiaroscuro refers to the use of
A. two vanishing points.
B. forceful contrasting colors.
C. complementary colors.
D. dramatic contrasts between light and dark.
18. Byzantine art is a combination of Christian symbolism and _______ style.
19. Which one of the following statements is not true about the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople?
A. It was built by Justinian.
B. It was a church that was transformed into a mosque.
C. It was originally built in the eighth century.
D. It was influenced by Roman architecture.
20. Who was Clement Greenberg?
A. An important art critic
B. An important artist
C. An innovative craftsperson
D. An influential graphic designer
21. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were artists from the _______ period.
22. The Glass House was created by
A. Phillip Johnson.
B. Le Corbusier.
C. Frank Lloyd Wright.
D. I. M. Pei.
23. Which one of the following buildings is an example of French Gothic architecture?
A. Notre Dame Cathedral
B. Crystal Palace
C. The Parthenon
D. The Seagram Building
24. Color-Field Painting was associated with what artist?
A. Mark Rothko
B. Jackson Pollock
C. Willem de Kooning
D. Franz Kline
25. Which one of the following artists was censored because of the subject matter of his or her
A. Bruce Nauman
B. Robert Mapplethorpe
C. Jeff Koons
D. Faith Ringgold
26. Who is considered the father of modern art?
A. Paul Cezanne
B. Vincent van Gogh
C. Pablo Picasso
D. Andy Warhol
27. Organic shapes can be described as
A. representational and simplified.
B. three-dimensional and geometric.
C. two-dimensional and representational.
D. naturalistic and formed by uneven curves.
28. _______ vaults were used to construct the nave of the Church of Sainte-Madeleine in Vezelay in
France in the twelfth century.
29. The greatest Italian painter, and one of the most influential artists of the entire Baroque period of the
seventeenth century, was
A. Michelangelo de Merisi, called Caravaggio.
B. Domenikos Thetokopoulos, known as El Greco.
C. Artemisia Genteleschi.
D. Gianlorenzo Bernini.
30. Impressionism began in what time period and in what country?
A. Nineteenth-century England
B. Nineteenth-century France
C. Seventeenth-century France
D. Eighteenth-century England
31. Which one of the following types of balance is less restrictive and more dynamic than the others?
A. Bilateral balance
B. Symmetrical balance
C. Radial balance
D. Asymmetrical balance
32. Which one of the following divisions of the applied and decorative arts is used to produce primarily
33. Which one of the following artists was associated with Impressionism?
A. Paul Cezanne
B. Claude Monet
C. Paul Gauguin
D. William Turner
34. Judy Chicago was instrumental in starting what art movement?
A. Pop art
B. Performance art
C. Minimalist art
D. Feminist art
35. Action Painting was associated with what artist?
A. Salvador Dali
B. Henri Matisse
C. Frank Stella
D. Jackson Pollock
36. What color is the complement of orange?
37. Western art culture was founded on and inspired by _______ art.
38. The development of Western art was influenced by fine art prints from which one of the following
39. Shapes that aren't meant to refer to anything we can see in the real world are said to be
40. The Chinese considered _______ to be one of the highest forms of art.
A. stained glass
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