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Intro to Visual Arts quiz 1
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12/08/2010

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Term

Ideals of beauty are

  • universal
  • culturally influenced 
  • only found in Classical Greek art
  • impossible to paint
Definition
Culturally influenced
Term

Three-dimensional artworks have ______.

  • three point perspective
  • three sides
  • three vantage points
  • height, width, and depth
Definition
Height, width and depth
Term

[image]

 

Ludwig Hohlwein's poster is an example of:

  • propaganda
  • portraiture
  • spiritual purpose
  • individualism
Definition
Propaganda
Term

Idealization in art is a form of _________.

  • realism
  • abstraction
  • hero worship
  • deep thinking
Definition
Realism
Term

An artist who uses abstraction as an approach is

  • using mathematical formulas to figure out composition
  • extracting the essence of the real object
  • faithfully representing the physical appearance of an object
  • painting on a very small scale
Definition
Extracting the essence of the real object
Term

_____ is (are) usually necessary for someone to be able to create art from his/her imagination. 

  • Money and good connections
  • Paint and pencils
  • Luck and prayers
  • Training and practice
Definition

Training and practice

 

Term

[image]

The Palace of Versailles symbolizes ______________:

  • the size of the royal family
  • the power of the absolute monarch
  • a central meeting place for the French people
  • democracy in seventeenth-century France
Definition
The power of the absolute monarch
Term

When someone pays an artist to create a work of art it is called_______.

  • context
  • political
  • patronage
  • unity
Definition

Patronage

Term

A naive artist is someone who had never been trained in the techniques of art

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

True

Term

Censorship of art was never an issue until the twentieth century

  • True
  • False
Definition

 

False

Term

Wanting to stop art from being shown because of moral beliefs is called:

 

  • commissioning
  • authorship
  • funding
  • censorship
Definition

Censorship

Term

In the formalist approach the chief emphasis to judging quality in art is on _________

  • attending high-quality art auctions
  • following the rules set forth by the Academy
  • being arecognized art critic
  • how the artist manipulates elements of design

 

Definition

How the artist manipulates elements of design

Term

Some artists cannnot easily eplain why they create art.  For them, it is ____________

  • a constant battle
  • an inner calling
  • a nightmare
  • just a job
Definition

an inner calling

Term

The _______of a work of art changed depending on who is looking at the artwork

 

  • content
  • material
  • technique
  • artist
Definition

content

Term

The first purpose of the applied arts is to

 

  • serve some useful function
  • enable the artist to get a job 
  • create artworkd for museums
  • maintain traditional art forms 
Definition
serve some useful function
Term

The meaning found in art, including the subject-matter and the emotions, ideas and symbols is called_______

  • content
  • variety
  • spontaneity
  • predictability
Definition

content

Term

In Western society, the acceptance of art by women and artists of color has been subject to racial and gender stereotyping

 

  •   True
  •    False
Definition

True

Term

A work of art can be judged from very different points of view

 

  • True
  • False
Definition
True
Term

 

[image]

Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park paintings are examples of:

  • natural-looking landscapes
  • nonobjective paintings
  • a Rococo painting style
  • dramatic use of light and shadow
Definition

nonobjective paintings

Term

For Korean women, "Wrapping the bundle" is an expression that means

  • caring for a baby
  • giving old clothes to the poor
  • doing household chores
  • packing up and leaving the family

 

Definition

packing up and leaving the family

Term

A mark of area that is significantly longer than it is wide may be perceived as_______. 

 

  • three -dimensional
  • linear perspective
  • a picture plane
  • a line
Definition
A line
Term

[image]

 

Alexander Calder's mobiles are an example of:

  • how artists use children's toys for inspiration
  • computer-animated imagery
  • knietic sculpture
  • static sculpture
Definition

kinetic sculpture

Term

On its most basic level, three-dimensional art physically

 

  • occupies space
  • is heavy and solid
  • cannot be moved once installed
  • confronts the viewer
Definition

occupies space

Term

The shape in Helen Frankenthaler's painting Mauve District are called hard-edged because

 

  • she used a ruler
  • their boundaries are clearly distinguished
  • they represent brick walls
  • the colors look like steel
Definition
their boundaries are clearly distinguished
Term

When the figure and ground are about equal inarea an artist can create a _____in which either color can be interpreted as lying on top of the other.

 

  • groundling figures
  • figure-ground dispersal
  • figure ground reversal
  • figures on grounds
Definition

figure ground reversal

Term

The phrase Point of View is used in art to indicate where the viewer is standing in relation to the figures in the artwork

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

True

Term

Atmospheric perspective is a way to

 

  • depict clouds in different ways
  • paint natural forces, like rainbows and thunderstorms
  • focus the light in a room on a painting
  • show deep space by making distant things hazy
Definition

show deep space by making distant things hazy

Term

Real world objects taken from trash heaps and used in art are called

  • treasures
  • life's waste
  • found objects
  • land art
Definition

found objects

Term

Linear perspective is a mathematical system used to show

 

  • the ratio of horizontal and vertical lines
  • recession in space
  • the ideal length of the picture plane
  • the distance to stance away from the painting
Definition

recession in space

Term

Sculptures that project out from a two-dimensional ground are called

 

  • miniatures
  • mosaics
  • reliefs
  • statues
Definition

reliefs

Term

Edward Steichen's photograph Rodin: The Thinker is a good example of the use of:

 

  • reflections
  • texture
  • bronze casting
  • value and contrast
Definition

Value and contrast

Term

Overlapping is a way of suggesting three-dimensional space

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

True

Term

The Futurists were most interested in capturing a single moment in time in a static image

  • True
  • False
Definition

False

Term

A shape on a two-dimensional surface establishes a _________.

 

  • figure ground relationship
  • linear perspective
  • contrasting color
  • sense of realism
Definition

figure ground relationship

Term

When two-dimensional images are made to look three-dimensional it is called

 

  • abstraction
  • surrealism
  •  illusion
  • stylization  
Definition

illusion

Term

Complementary colors are those that are

 

  • next to each other in a painting
  • saturated with pigment
  • opposite each other on the color wheel
  • basic hues from which all others can be mixed
Definition

opposite each other on the color wheel

Term

The surface quality of a work is called

 

  • satin finish
  • polish
  • texture
  • relief
Definition

texture

Term

Three-dimensional art in the full round is designed to be seen

 

  • from one vantage point
  • from all sides
  • from a distance
  • up close
Definition

from all sides

Term

In art the term "scale" refers to

 

  • relative size
  • the weight of a sculpture
  • the texture of surface
  • the range of colors used
Definition

relative size

Term

When a visual effect is so realistic it fools our perception it is called

 

  • trompe l'oeil
  • stylization
  • nonobjective
  • the vantage point
Definition

trompe l'oeil

Term

Rhythm can be acheived by using

 

  • shape of form
  • color
  • line
  • all of the above
Definition

all of the above

Term

Repetition can be used in decorative works to create an all-over

 

  • interpretive value
  • spectrum
  • pattern
  • perspective
Definition

pattern

Term

All works of art have a focal point

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

False

Term

_________refers to the principle called "economy of means"

 

  • paring away extraneous details
  • saving money by using less expensive materials
  • limiting the number of figures in a painting
  • using only one color
Definition

paring away extraneous details

Term

The principle of design that is called balance deals with the

 

  • visual weight we assign to parts of a work
  • ratio of the height of a picture to its width
  • the number of colors used in an image
  • the scale of a sculpture relative to the viewer
Definition
visual weight we assign to parts of a work
Term

 [image]

Visual  tension is created in Tintoretto's Leda and the Swan through the use of:

 

  • contrasting and opposing forms
  • the conflict in the story
  • showing a nude woman
  • the use of color
Definition
contrasting and opposing forms
Term

Rhythm in art is created by patterns that are set up through

 

  • use of black and white
  • size and shape
  • repetition and variety
  • organic lines
Definition
repetition and variety
Term

 

The chest from the Haida culture is an example of symetry because:

 

  • it uses organic forms
  • it has a major figure right in the middle
  • it uses a lot of vertical lines
  • the left side and the right side are identical
Definition

The left side and the right side are identical

Term

Variety is expressed through transitions which are defined as rapid changes from one state to another

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

False

Term

The implied triangle is a common formula for unifying compositional lines because it is ____________.

 

  • equilateral
  • the shape made by Christ on the cross
  • a highly stable shape
  • easy for artists to draw
Definition

a highly stable shape

Term

The golden rectangle is a way of establishing the:

 

  • ideal proportion of a space
  • focal point of a religious building
  • size of a picture frame to a painting
  • relative size of a building to its outside environment
Definition

Ideal proportion of a space

Term

If an artist is drawing the human figure in proportion

 

  • the arms and legs must be visible
  • the drawing must be of a real person
  • the head is the most important part
  • each body part should be in relative size to the others
Definition

each body part should be in relative size to the others

Term

A way of using the principle of variety so that two dissimilar things are compared is commonly called ________.

  • coherence
  • contrast
  • disorientation
  • chiaroscuro
Definition

contrast

Term

 [image]

The use of multiple similar torsos by Magdalena Abakanowicz in her piece Backs is an example of the organizing principle of:  

 

  • conceptual art
  • anonymity
  • repetition
  • political content
Definition

repetition

Term

Balance is a principle of design based on the _________.

 

  • visual weight one assigns to parts of a work
  • ratio of the height of a picture to its width 
  • scale of a sculpture relative to the viewer
  • number of colors used in an image  
Definition

visual weight one assigns to parts of a work

Term

[image]

In the Balega mask, contrast is achieved primarily though:

  • color
  • texture
  • size
  • content

 

 

 

 

Definition

texture

Term

The principle of repetition works because our brains prefer order to chaos.

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

True

Term

Rhythm in art can be compared with rhythm in music

 

  • True
  • False
Definition

True

Term

In Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Christ is the most important figure, and his place in the composition is as the:  

 

  • center of gravity
  • horizon line
  • focal point
  • keystone
Definition

focal point

Term

The controversy surrounding Moshe Safdie's Vancouver Library Square raised the point that:

  • The relationship of a work to its environment is very important
  • The architects vision is always best
  • Old cities sometimes have to make risky choices
  • All of the above
Definition
The relationship of a work to its environment is very important