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1. Color-Field Painting was associated with what artist?
A. Willem de Kooning
B. Jackson Pollock
C. Franz Kline
D. Mark Rothko

2. Which of the following men designed Monticello?
A. Frank Lloyd Wright
B. James Wines
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. Robert Venturi

3. Which one of the following types of balance is less restrictive and more dynamic than the others?
A. Symmetrical balance
B. Asymmetrical balance
C. Radial balance
D. Bilateral balance

4. Many of Hans Holbein’s religious paintings were destroyed in the name of the Protestant movement
known as
A. Monotheism.
B. Iconoclasm.
C. Papism.
D. Agnosticism.

5. To define a picture plane, a two-dimensional artist must establish
A. specific atmospheric perspective.
B. the borders of the artwork.
C. a vanishing point and horizon.
D. the figure-ground effect.

6. Which one of the following items is a product of industrial design?
A. A vacuum cleaner
B. A ceramic vase
C. A blown-glass bowl
D. A woven basket

7. Wood carving is the most important form of sculptural art from

A. Japan.
B. Germany.
C. Africa.
D. Italy.

8. St. Peter’s Basilica was constructed in the _______ centuries.
A. fifteenth and sixteenth
B. sixteenth and seventeenth
C. seventeenth and eighteenth
D. eighteenth and nineteenth

9. Which one of the following philosophies was based on dreams?
A. Abstract art
B. Expressionism
C. Surrealism
D. Dadaism

10. Which one of the following statements is not true about the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople?
A. It was built by Justinian.
B. It was originally built in the eighth century.
C. It was a church that was transformed into a mosque.
D. It was influenced by Roman architecture.

11. Which one of the following artists was associated with Impressionism?
A. Paul Cezanne
B. William Turner
C. Paul Gauguin
D. Claude Monet

12. Byzantine art is a combination of Christian symbolism and _______ style.
A. French
B. Roman
C. Greek
D. Egyptian

13. A/An _______ must understand both art and engineering.
A. graphic designer
B. industrial designer
C. interior designer
D. environmental designer

14. Shapes that aren’t meant to refer to anything we can see in the real world are said to be
A. organic.
B. nonrepresentational.
C. three-dimensional.
D. geometric.

15. The art of the Middle Ages focused on themes of
A. chaos and anger.
B. peace and tranquility.
C. death and sin.
D. life and love.

16. The _______ is considered the beginning of the modern world.
A. Rococo period
B. Classical period
C. scientific revolution
D. Renaissance

17. The Chinese considered _______ to be one of the highest forms of art.
A. tapestry
B. quilting
C. stained glass
D. ceramics

18. This artist represents the purist method of Impressionism.
A. Claude Monet
B. Édouard Manet
C. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
D. Vincent van Gogh

19. Unlike Christian architecture, Hindu religious architecture is
A. not so much constructed as carved.
B. accessible only to men.
C. very scarce, although very well preserved.
D. generally unembellished and austere.

20. Another name for serigraphy is
A. silkscreen printing.
B. etching.
C. wood engraving.
D. metal printmaking.

21. In _______ printmaking, only one print is made.
A. monotype
B. proof
C. aquatint
D. lithograph

22. Which one of the following buildings is an example of French Gothic architecture?
A. The Seagram Building
B. Crystal Palace
C. The Parthenon
D. Notre Dame Cathedral

23. Who was Clement Greenberg?
A. An important artist
B. An influential graphic designer
C. An innovative craftsperson
D. An important art critic

24. _______ was the most famous practitioner of Classicism.
A. Caspar David Friedrich
B. Rembrandt
C. Nicolas Poussin
D. Eugène Delacroix

25. The divine proportion is also called
A. the Golden Mean.
B. symmetrical balance.
C. atmospheric perspective.
D. positive space.

26. In what city is the tomb of Empress Gala Placida?
A. Ravenna
B. Rome
C. Venice
D. Florence

27. Which of the following groups of artists launched a war on conventional thinking?
A. Surrealists
B. Dadaists
C. Expressionists
D. Abstracts

28. Who is considered the father of modern art?
A. Vincent van Gogh
B. Andy Warhol
C. Pablo Picasso
D. Paul Cezanne

29. Judy Chicago was instrumental in starting what art movement?
A. Feminist art
B. Pop art
C. Minimalist art
D. Performance art

30. What color is the complement of orange?
A. Red
B. Blue
C. Yellow
D. Purple

31. Oil paint can be diluted with an oil medium or solvents such as turpentine to be made into transparent
A. underpainting.
B. impasto.
C. sfumato.
D. glazes.

32. Mary Cassatt was part of what art movement?
A. Realism
B. Expressionism
C. Impressionism
D. Feminism

33. Guernica was an important politically charged work. Who painted it and with what movement is it
A. Max Ernst and Dada
B. Henri Matisse and Fauvism
C. Pablo Picasso and Cubism
D. Andy Warhol and Pop art

34. Which one of the following photographers was a documentary photographer during the Depression?
A. Alfred Stieglitz
B. Dorothea Lange
C. Man Ray
D. Mathew Brady

35. Impressionism began in what time period and in what country?
A. Nineteenth-century France
B. Eighteenth-century England
C. Nineteenth-century England
D. Seventeenth-century France

36. This artist was influenced by African masks.
A. Pablo Picasso
B. Edvard Munch
C. Édouard Manet
D. Vincent van Gogh

37. Which one of the following divisions of the applied and decorative arts is used to produce primarily
functional items?
A. Ceramics
B. Fiber
C. Glass
D. Metalwork

38. Neoclassicism as an artistic style sought to emphasize
A. grandeur and exuberance.
B. asymmetry and ornamentation.
C. order and rationality.
D. tension and drama.

39. Which one of the following artists was known to use art as a way of reliving the past?
A. Jackson Pollock
B. Pablo Picasso
C. Marc Chagall
D. Willem de Kooning

40. In Jan van Eyck’s painting Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, the dog symbolizes
A. fertility.
B. longevity.
C. the nuptial service.
D. fidelity.