Take Test: Unit 6 Quiz
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- Degas’ The Dance Class has elements in the composition that relate to:
How a common subject matter is meant to appeal to the discrepancies of the societal class structure. How the essence of light and shadow captures movement and expression. How a photograph captures a moment in time while cropping objects on the edges.
- Landscape painting is a significant subject during this time because:
It addresses contemporary issues while exploring the raw beauty of the natural world. It was not considered a significant subject, and artists who chose to paint landscapes were not validated in their lifetime. It is an idealized interpretation of what the natural world should look like, rich with precise details and references to history.
- Cezanne’s Post-Impressionism style can be described as:
Using the Impressionism tradition of capturing the essence of a scene for studies and expanding that idea into studio paintings using abstract qualities. Using everyday scenes to capture the essence of societal trends through traditions of Romanticism. Rejecting the impromptu Impressionistic approach to painting and returning to an academic tradition inspired by Neo-Classicism.
- The style of Edvard Munch shows influence from which artists and why?:
Gaughin’s symbolism and Van Gogh’s expressionism. Seurat’s pointillism and Van Gogh’s symbolism. Cezanne’s expressionism and Gaughin’s pointillism.
- Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass is meant to be:
A contemporary scene meant to challenge the traditions of Academic painting by making them look ridiculous. A philosophical scene of class rank and wealth, protesting the inferior rank of women in contemporary society. A historical scene meant to emulate the traditions of Academic painting as seen in David’s work.
- When artists used ancient Roman references, it was because:
The artists were greatly influenced by the Italian Renaissance and sought to emulate the past style and subject matter. During the French Revolution, the populous preferred to equate their philosophical leaders to the ancient philosophies. Studying the ancient world was a popular pastime during the period, and artists were seeking contemporary subject matters.
- The style of Neo-Classicism can be described as:
Expressive images of idealized landscapes. Sculptural images of Biblical subject matter. Finely detailed, realistic images of ancient or current historical subject matter.
- The style of Realism can be described as:
Scenes of commoners carrying out everyday activities with attention to accurately painted details. Finely detailed images of historical subject matter. Expressive images of political propaganda using energetic painting techniques.
- Delacroix is classified as a great painter in the tradition of Romanticism because:
He painted historically accurate scenes of current events with fine details. He painted historic images from the past in order to idealize the conditions of the present. He painted symbolic images of current events with energetic painting qualities and dramatic compositions.
- Millet’s The Gleaners can be considered a political painting because:
The subject matter portrays beggars and symbolizes the suffering of the peasantry of the time. The subject matter portrays historical references of atrocities from the past. The subject matter portrays the upper class and their riches in an unfair societal class structure.
- Goya’s The Third of May is a powerful image because:
The painting glorifies the triumphs and accomplishments of the French Revolution. The painting reveals the suppression of a dangerous gang of Revolutionaries. The painting is a protest to the atrocities of the Napoleonic War.
- Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionist style can be described as:
Expressionist painting exploring color as a vehicle for emotion. Using everyday American scenes to explore the gestural, complimentary color pairing of Impressionism techniques. Scenes of commoners carrying out everyday activities with attention to accurately painted details.
- The Death of Marat by David is considered to be one of the first modern paintings because:
David was idealizing a fictitious event by emulating ancient Roman ideals. David was using current events as a subject, and creating an image as a reaction to the atrocities of the time. David was glorifying the new power of the people with a celebratory image.
- Seurat uses a Post-Impressionist style called Pointillism, which is:
Using small dots of complimentary color side by side, which creates an active surface of dazzling light and movement. Using the Impressionism tradition of capturing the essence of a scene for studies and expanding that idea into studio paintings using abstract qualities. Scenes of commoners carrying out everyday activities with attention to accurately painted details.
- The style of Romanticism can be described as:
Finely detailed images of ancient or current historical subject matter. Energized, gestural painting techniques using contemporary subjects for power and drama. Expressive images of biblical stories with ancient historical references.
- While most European and American painters were experimenting with the new approach to painting that was Impressionism, Winslow Homer was:
Creating scenes of everyday American life using traditionally representational techniques. Using everyday American scenes to explore the gestural, complimentary color pairing of Impressionism techniques. Recreating scenes common for women’s roles in American society, using inspiration from Romanticism and Academic painting.
- The style of Impressionism can be described as:
Quick, gestural painting technique in order to capture the light and essence of the everyday subject matter. Energized, gestural painting techniques using historical subject matter for power and drama. Scenes of commoners carrying out everyday activities with attention to accurately painted details.
- David’s Bonaparte Crossing the Great St. Bernard combines both Neo-classicism and Romanticism by:
Using fine details and emotional energy. Using ancient historical references and balanced compositions. Using contemporary subject with gestural, painterly techniques.
- The Death of General Wolfe was controversial because:
The landscape is stormy and presents the New World as a scary wilderness. West portrayed the English and the Native American as equals, which angered the King. West chose to dress the figures in contemporary clothing instead of classical costumes.
- Gaughin’s Post-Impressionistic style can be described as:
Primitive and bold, using symbolism to express philosophical ideas. Using the Impressionism tradition of capturing the essence of a scene for studies and expanding that idea into studio paintings using abstract qualities. Scenes of commoners carrying out everyday activities with attention to accurately painted details.
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