EXAM3 - Questions 1

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Caravaggio was from:
1. Flanders
2. Italy
3. Spain
4. France
Iconographically, this painting is most closely related to:
1. Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece
2. Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
3. Titian’s Bacchanal on the Island of Andros
4. Botticelli’s Annunciation
Which of the following does this painting have in common with Masaccio’s Trinity?
1. Both are based on biblical stories
2. Both were executed in the medium of fresco
3. Both depict a figure who addresses the viewer
4. Both contain all’antica architectural ornaments
The figure of Bacchus in this painting is modeled on:
1. An ancient Greek statue
2. A figure from Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
3. A formula for ideal proportions devised by Leonardo da Vinci
4. A Roman street kid
The rotten fruit and dirty fingernails seen in this painting are examples of:
1. Realism
2. Idealism
3. Classicism
4. Naturalism
The rotten fruit and dirty fingernails seen in this painting are a stylistic link to:
1. Brueghel’s Peasant Dance
2. Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
3. Titian’s Bacchanal on the Island of Andros
4. Botticelli’s Annunciation
These paintings were made for:
1. A private chapel in a Roman church
2. The pope’s apartment in the Vatican
3. The home of a rich merchant from Milan
4. The headquarters of the Florentine government
The first version of this painting can be seen only in a black and white photograph because:
1 The painting was destroyed by an amateur restorer attempting to clean it
2. Caravaggio experimented with a new painting technique, which eventually caused the painting to disintegrate
3 The painting was destroyed by bombing during World War II
4 .The current owners of the painting won a copyright case, and no new photos can be used without their permission
The subject of this painting is:
1 St. Matthew learning to read
2 St. Matthew writing a letter to Jesus
3 St. Matthew teaching an angel to read
4 St. Matthew writing the Gospel of St. Matthew
A second version of this painting was made because:
1 The patron rejected the first version
2 The first version was destroyed
3 The first version was a great success, and other patrons commissioned Caravaggio to paint additional versions
4 The first version was too large for the chapel
In the first version of this painting, the face of St. Matthew resembles:
1 The face of the pharaoh Menkaure
2 The face of St. Matthew in Carlo Dolce’s Inspiration of St. Matthew
3 The face of Polykleitos’s Doryphorus
4 The face of the bagpipe-playing peasant in Brueghel’s Peasant Dance
What does this painting have in common with Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece?
1 Both are triptychs
2 Both were made by an Italian artist
3 Both are altarpieces
4 Both depict the fons vitae
Which of the following passages isfound in the Gospel of St. Matthew? 1.“My eyes, desirous of beautiful things,and my soul, likewise, of its salvation, have no other means to rise to heaven but to gaze upon all such things”
2 “Many shall be last who are now first, and many who are now last shall be first”
3 “Noble painters and sculptors, imitating that first maker...correct nature so that she is without fault either of color or of line”
4 Answers 1 &2
5 Answers 2 & 3
Loreto is:
1 A town near Jerusalem
2 A town in Italy
3 The name of this painting’s patron
4. The name of the church for which this painting was made
The two figures in the lower right of this painting are:
1 Saints paying homage to the Virgin Mary and Christ child
2 Pilgrims adoring the Virgin and Child
3 Peasants offering assistance to a poor woman and her child
4 Jesus’s father Joseph and aunt Elizabeth paying homage to the Virgin and Child
Caravaggio’s technique of using a strong light source which casts dark shadows over much of the painting is called
1 Sfumato
2 Tenebrism
3 Modeling
4 Spotlighting
The touches of realism in this painting link it to:
1 Simone Martini’s Annunciation
2 Botticelli’s Annunciation
3 Campin’s Annunciation
4 Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling
In his Lives of the Modern Painters, Sculptors and Architects, Giovanni Pietro Bellori compares idealism in art to:
1 The perfection of celestial objects above the moon
2 Michelangelo’s nudes
3 A lack of respect for Jesus’s humble origins
4 Caravaggio’s peasants
In his Lives of the Modern Painters, Sculptors and Architects, Giovanni Pietro Bellori criticizes Caravaggio and his followers for:
1 Not idealizing the figures in their paintings
2 Depicting contorted, muscular nudes
3 Focusing on pagan rather than Christian subjects
4 Making images that violate the Second Commandment


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Bellori criticizes Caravaggio for not learning from and imitating which of the following artists?
1. Brueghel
2. Raphael
3. Michelangelo
4. Bosch
The artist who made this painting was from:
1. Flanders
2. Italy
3. Spain
4. France
The word “agency” derives from the Latin word meaning
1. To agree
2. To act
3. To anger
4. To accept
The male figure portrayed in this painting is:
1. The artist who made the painting
2. The artist who trained the person who made the painting
3. The husband of the person who made the painting
4. The patron of the painting
In comparison to the earliest of the three self-portraits by Sofonisba Anguissola that we discussed, the later two portraits show increased:
1. Vulnerability
2. Inclusion of traditional attributes of female virtue
3. Emotional expression
4. Agency
The iconography of this painting derives from:
1. The Old Testament
2. The New Testament
3. Pagan mythology
4. A description in the writings of Pliny of a lost painting from ancient Greece
What does this painting have in common with Sofonisba Anguissola’s Bernardino Campi Painting Sofonisba Anguissola?
1. Both are expressions of female agency
2. Both were painted in Italy in the seventeenth century
3. Both depict a female hero attacking a male villain
4. Both show the influence of Brueghel
What technique associated with Caravaggio does this painting make use of?
1. Linear perspective
2. Sfumato
3. Geometrical composition
4. Tenebrism
The feminist historians Griselda Pollock and Mary Garrard disagree as to:
1. Whether Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes was actually painted by Artemisia
2. Whether Artemisia Gentileschi should be regarded as a victim of sexism
3. Whether Artemisia’s gender and sexual history should influence interpretations of her art
4. Whether Artemesia was raped by another artist
This chapel and sculpture are located in:
1. Rome
2. Florence
3. Milan
4. Paris
The subject of the work is:
1. The Annunciation
2. The death of the Virgin Mary
3. The mystical experience of a female saint
4. The martyrdom of a female saint
Which of the following are depicted in carved balconies on either side of this chapel?
1. Martyr saints
2. Allegorical figures representing Christian virtues
3. Members of the family that owned the chapel
4. Jesus’s apostles
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Baroque art?
1. Drama and intense emotion
2. Stable, symmetrical compositional arrangements
3. Scenes lit by light emanating from a single, discernable direction
4. Compositional arrangements dominated by strong diagonal elements
Which of the following shapes is characteristic of Baroque design and ornamentation?
1. The circle
2. The square
3. The oval
4. The triangle
The style of the architecture in this chapel is:
1. Renaissance
2. Baroque
3. Rococo
4. Neoclassical
The kind of pediment seen above the niche containing the statueis called a:
1. Curved pediment
2. Broken pediment
3. Baroque pediment
4. Oval pediment
The artist who made this painting was from:
1. Italy
2. Flanders
3. France
4. Spain
This painting is an altarpiece for a church in:
1. Rome
2. Paris
3. Florence
4. Antwerp
Rubens is a Northern European artist known for
1. Rejecting the influence of Italian art
2. Combining Italian and Flemish stylistic influences
3. Rejecting the influence of Northern European art
4. Rejecting the influence of ancient Greco-Roman art