History of Art Study
1. The three major categories of the visual arts are
a. painting, drawing, and photography.
b. painting, drawing, and sculpture.
c. painting, sculpture, and architecture.
d. pictures, sculptures, and architecture.
e. drawing, architecture, and sculpture.
2. The material value of art refers to
a. its materialism.
b. the value of its media.
c. the expense of production.
d. the amount paid to the artist.
3. Intrinsic value means
a. the genetic value of a work.
b. the assessment of esthetic character.
c. the patriotic assessment of a work.
d. the religious value of a work.
4. The famous forger of Vermeer’s works was
a. Hermann Goering.
d. van Meegeren.
5. Brancusi’s Bird was admitted into the U.S. as a
a. bronze work of art.
b. stolen work of art.
c. kitchen supply.
6. The “art train” refers to
a. Goering’s cache of stolen art.
b. a national museum housed in a railroad station.
c. a trail of stolen art.
d. a training school.
7. The Betrayal of Images is
a. a sculpture of a pipe.
b. a painting of a pipe.
c. a nonfigurative painting.
d. an example of trompe l’oeil.
8. The Apocrypha refer to
a. the end of the world.
b. the last book of the Bible.
c. the unaccepted books of the Bible.
d. a commentary on the Bible.
9. A painting of fruit and flowers on a table is a
a. still life.
b. nonrepresentational work.
10. Who said “One does like to make one’s mummy just as nice as possible”?
a. van Gogh
b. van Eyck
11. A diptych is a
a. two-part sculpture.
b. two-paneled painting.
c. double building.
d. repeated image.
12. Iconography refers to
a. formal elements.
d. subject matter.
13. Which is NOT a formal element of art?
14. The philosopher Jacques Derrida is most associated with
15. Ferdinand de Saussure is most associated with
b. psychoanalysis and psychobiography.
16. Sigmund Freud is most associated with
b. psychoanalysis and psychobiography.
17. In semiotics, the four letters p-i-p-e constitute
a. a sign.
c. a signifier.
d. a signified.
18. Alexander the Great’s portraitist was
19. Morphe is the Greek word for
20. Complementary colors are
a. next to each other on the color wheel.
b. one removed from each other on the color wheel.
c. opposite each other on the color wheel.
d. not on the color wheel.
21. The Greek word chroma means
22. The primary colors are
a. red, yellow, blue, and green.
b. red, blue, and green.
c. blue, red, and yellow.
d. green, red, and yellow.
e. black, gray, and white.
23. Additive sculpture uses
24. All these terms refer to color purity EXCEPT
25. Which color is used to convey that objects are at a distance?
26. When a vertical plane slices through buildings, the cross-section that results is a
a. floor plan.
27. Two-dimensional space defines
28. An artist creates a feeling of volume by using
b. visual perspective.
c. aerial perspective.
29. The brightness of a color is called its
Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait before his Easel, 1888
Bodyguard of the emperor of Qin, terra-cotta warriors, Qin dynasty, Lintong, Shaanxi Province, China, 221–206 B.C.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1632–1648
Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1928
René Magritte, The Betrayal of Images (“This is not a pipe”), 1928
God as Architect (God Drawing the Universe with a Compass), from the Bible moralisée, Reims, France, mid-13th century
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, 1563
Joseph Wright of Derby, The Corinthian Maid, 1782–1784
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Arrangement in Black and Gray (Portrait of the Artist’s Mother), 1871
Jan van Eyck, The Virgin in a Church, c. 1410–1425
Meret Oppenheim, Fur-Covered Cup, Saucer, and Spoon (Le Déjeuner en Fourrure), 1936
Alexander Calder, Cat, 1976
Theo van Doesburg, Study 1 for Composition (The Cow), 1916
Theo van Doesburg, Study 2 for Composition (The Cow), 1917
Theo van Doesburg, Study 3 for Composition (The Cow), 1917
Theo van Doesburg, Study for Composition (The Cow), (c. 1917; dated 1916)
Theo van Doesburg, Study for Composition (The Cow), c. 1917
Maps, Diagrams, and Projections
Lines used to create facial expressions
Drawing of solid shapes showing hatching and crosshatching
The visible spectrum of light
The color wheel
The ten-step value scale breaks the various shades from white to black into ten gradations
A color value scale