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1. Giuseppe Penone’s Cedre de Versailles reveals
A. the original slender tree from which a great cedar had grown.
B. African-American ritual objects.
C. a landscape from the distant past.
D. shredded body parts.

2. Superrealism is also known as
A. trompe l’oeil.
B. forced perspective.
C. photorealism.
D. illusionism.

3. During the 1940s and 1950s, the center of Western art was
A. Paris.
B. Munich.
C. New York City.
D. Arles.

4. Which of the following artists created The Dinner Party?
A. Andy Warhol
B. Pablo Picasso
C. Salvadore Dalí
D. Judy Chicago

5. By the mid-1950s, which artistic movement was the most powerful force in Western art?
A. Minimalism
B. Neorealism
C. Abstract Expressionism
D. The new Surrealism

6. With Tim Hawkinson’s Überorgan, a football field size work of art, one can say that it’s
A. installation art controlled by a computer.
B. a huge sculpture that achieves the artist’s vision.
C. “sound” art.
D. artwork that can’t be categorized.

7. Of the following, who was the most famous pop artist?
A. Andy Warhol
B. Robert Rauschenberg
C. Claes Oldenburg
D. Jackson Pollock

8. Like freestanding sculpture, such as Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne, twentieth-century kinetic
sculpture, such as Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse in the Vandenberg Center, Grand Rapids,
A. can be appreciated aesthetically from multiple perspectives.
B. is usually made of marble or alabaster.
C. is intended to be touched by the spectator, who remains stationary.
D. is made entirely by hand, except for the pediment.

9. The organization SITE, Sculpture in the Environment, was formed in 1970 for the purpose of
A. finding sources of content in the present.
B. promoting the acceptance of kinetic sculpture.
C. reviving the iconography of the nineteenth century.
D. creating an art-for-art architectural movement.

10. The Bauhaus was a prime example of _______ style.
A. classical
B. American
C. international
D. De Stijl

11. Nonrepresentational, energetic Abstract Expressionist pictures first came into the artworld scene with
the works of
A. Picasso.
B. Rothko.
C. Pollock.
D. de Kooning.

12. Which of the following artists created paintings in which no one part or section dominated the others or
could be called the subject, in which everything was intended to be equal in impact?
A. Hans Hofmann
B. Jackson Pollock
C. Willem de Kooning
D. Helen Frankenthaler

13. Which one of the following artists was described as the father of straight photography?

A. Ansel Adams
B. Marcel Duchamp
C. Le Corbusier
D. Edward Weston

14. Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series is
A. a study of radiant Southern California light.
B. handcrafted sculpture that resembles a cornucopia.
C. an integration of new technologies.
D. a preservation of the view of a castle for apartment dwellers.

15. The vigorous brushstrokes and emotion-laden imagery in the paintings of Anselm Kiefer are
reminiscent of the paintings of
A. Neoclassicism.
B. Expressionism.
C. Realism.
D. Superrealism.

16. The sculpture created by which of the following Minimalist artists is best described as controlled and
A. Alberto Giacometti
B. Donald Judd
C. Claes Oldenburg
D. Pablo Picasso

17. Which of these artists is known for his or her imaginative paintings of American metropolitan scenes?
A. Carl Andre
B. Richard Estes
C. Audrey Flack
D. Eva Hesse

18. Andy Warhol’s studio in New York City was known as the
A. Garage.
B. Machine.
C. Mansion.
D. Factory.

19. Which of the following artists invented collage?
A. Willem de Kooning
B. Pablo Picasso
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C. Piet Mondrian
D. Jackson Pollock

20. When Vasily Kandinsky composed a painting, his aim was the expression of
A. pathos.
B. shape.
C. line.
D. energy.