Chapter 2 Art 100 College Course following the textbook 'A World of Art' by Henry M. Sayre


    Question 1
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    What is the CONTENT of Albert Bierstadt's Rocky Mountains?
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Correct Answer:       
It is a sublime representation of the mountain range that can be seen to encompass the spirit and character of the American West
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    Question 2
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    Lorna Simpson's series, The Park (p. 23), includes both images and printed words. The text contributes to the prints in a way that makes the viewer more active in the work. What does the viewer become?
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Correct Answer:       
a voyeur
           
    Question 3
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    What does Erna Motna's Bushfire and Corroboree Dreaming depict?
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Correct Answer:       
a highly representational landscape
           
    Question 4
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    Jan van Eyck's Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife Giovanna Cenami depicts many objects that have symbolic meaning. The use or study of these symbols is called:
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Correct Answer:       
iconography.
           
    Question 5
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    Kenneth Clark illustrates an _______ reading in his assessment that an ancient Greek statue represents a "higher state of civilization" than a West African mask.
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Correct Answer:       
ethnocentric
           
    Question 7
1 out of 1 points
   
    Naturalism is a brand of representation in which the artist_______________.
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Correct Answer:       
retains realistic elements but presents the world from a personal or subjective point of view
           
    Question 8
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    The terms naturalistic or realistic art are sometimes used to describe:
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Correct Answer:       
representational art .
           
    Question 9
1 out of 1 points
   
    In The Treason of Images, the artist combines awareness, creativity, and communication by encouraging the viewer to look closely at an object. The artist is:
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Correct Answer:       
René Magritte.
           
    Question 10
1 out of 1 points
   
    The Triumphal Entry page from the Shahnamah manuscript (p. 24), a sacred text, exemplifies the preference of word over image in _______ art.
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Correct Answer:       
Islamic
           
    Question 11
1 out of 1 points
   
    Which of these statements best defines visual literacy?
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Correct Answer:       
the ability to recognize, understand, and communicate the meaning of visual images
           
    Question 12
1 out of 1 points
   
    Erna Motna's painting, Bushfire and Corroboree Dreaming, (p. 28) depicts the preparations for a corroboree, or:
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Correct Answer:       
a celebration ceremony.
           
    Question 13
1 out of 1 points
   
    The Triumphal Entry page from the Shahnamah manuscript, a sacred text, exemplifies the preference of word over image in _______________art.
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
Islamic
           
    Question 15
1 out of 1 points
   
    What is the chief form of Islamic art?
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Correct Answer:       
calligraphy, the fine art of handwriting
           
    Question 16
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    The representation of _______ has consistently aroused controversy throughout the history of the Western world.
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Correct Answer:       
the Christian god
           
    Question 17
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    Christian art's main purpose through the Middle Ages, like that of the stained-glass window from Chartres Cathedral, was __________.
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Correct Answer:       
to educate illiterate people in Christian doctrine
           
    Question 18
1 out of 1 points
   
    Rene Magritte's The Treason of Images asks us to consider__________.
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
that images and words refer to things that we see, but are not the things themselves
           
    Question 19
1 out of 1 points
   
    The stained-glass window from Chartres Cathedral is an excellent example of the use of iconography in art, which means ___________________.
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Correct Answer:       
it uses a system of symbols which is easily understandable to most Christians
           
    Question 20
1 out of 1 points
   
    Bierstadt's picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains combines a representation of an American vista with his:
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Correct Answer:       
European experience.
           
    Question 21
1 out of 1 points
   
    The symbolic hand gestures that refer to specific states of mind or events in the life of Buddha (p. 33) are called:
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Correct Answer:       
mudra.
           
    Question 22
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    Abstract art reduces the world to its _______ qualities.
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Correct Answer:       
essential
           
    Question 24
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    Jan van Eyck's The Marriage Of Giovanni Arnolfini depicts many objects that, many used to think, have symbolic meaning. The study of these symbols is called:
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
iconography
           
    Question 25
1 out of 1 points
   
    When works of art like Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist painting, Black Rectangle, Blue Triangle, show no reference to the concrete world, it is usually called:
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
non-objective
           
    Question 26
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    What is the subject matter of Shirin Neshat's Rebellious Silence?
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
it depicts a Muslim woman in a black chador, a rifle dividing, and Farsi text inscribed over her face
           
    Question 27
1 out of 1 points
   
    When a work of art such as Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist Painting, Black Rectangle, Blue Triangle (p. 29) shows no reference to the natural world of images, it is usually called:
Answer           
       
Correct Answer:       
nonrepresentational.
           
    Question 28
1 out of 1 points
   
    While in prison, Howling Wolf made many drawings called _______ drawings because they were created on blank accounting notebooks.
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Correct Answer:       
ledger
           
    Question 29
1 out of 1 points
   
    Why are images of humans traditionally banned in Islamic art
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Correct Answer:       
Depicting a human is thought to be competing with the "creator."
           
    Question 30
1 out of 1 points
   
    In a work of art, "content" refers to:
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Correct Answer:       
what the work expresses or means.

Date: 2012-06-18 08:38:40 and last modified: 2012-06-18 08:38:40

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