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What is the term used for the style of 19th-century French academic painting thatis characterized by an absence of visible brushstrokes, and hence no trace of the artist’s hand or the process by which the image was produced?
1. Painterly finish
2. Licked finish
3. Sfumato finish
4. Impressionism
2

This painting exemplifies Edward Said’s concept of “orientalism” in that it:
1. Depicts with a high degree of accuracy the customs and appearances of life in the Middle East
2. Depicts a patternon the wall that is based on aPersian carpet
3. Depicts life in the Middle East in a way that is shaped by Western prejudices and desires 4. Depicts life in the Middle East in a way that people native to the region would recognize as accurate and objective
3

This building is:
1. An official residence of the British monarchy
2. The seat of the government of the United Kingdom
3. A cathedral in London
4. Answers 1 & 2
5. Answers 2 & 3
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This building represents a return to the characteristic architectural style of:
1. Ancient Greece
2. Ancient Rome
3. Medieval Europe
4. The Baroque period
3

In what year was the Magna Carta signed?
1. 515 A.D.
2. 1215 A.D.
3. 1515A.D.
4. 1815 A.D.
2

The Magna Carta established:
1. An absolute monarchy in England
2. A monarchy in England with limited powers
3. A democracy in England
4. A theocracy in England
2

In which nationalor state park is Schroon Mountain located?
1. The Adirondacks
2. Yellowstone
3. Yosemite
4. Los PadresNational Forest
1

Thomas Cole was a founding member of which artistic movement?
1. TheHudson River School
2. The Nazarene Movement
3. Impressionism
4. Cubism
1

Which detail in this painting belongs to the aesthetic category of the ‘sublime’?
1.The sunlight that enters the painting from the upper left
2. The thunderstorm in the upper right
2. The pond near the center
4. The glowing red and yellow leaves in the foreground
2

What is depicted amidst the trees in the foreground of this painting?
1. Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant
2. A pair of French Canadian fur trappers
3.Two Native Americans
4. A black bearand a white-tail deer
3

For American Romanticists like Cole, Native Americans represented:
1. An obstacle to America’s “manifest destiny” to expand from coast to coast
2.A population that would benefit from the civilizing influence of white settlers 3. A population thatsymbolized raw, aggressive masculinity
4. A population not corrupted by civilization and thus symbolic of humanity's innate goodness
4

Which of these points does William Cullen Bryant make in the poem he dedicated to Thomas Cole?
1. European landscape painting would enrich his painting technique
2. Europe is "man made" while America is wild
3. Cole should study art in Europe to free himself from his provincial painting style
4. Cole should avoid looking at European art, which would corrupt his American values
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To which of the following art historical movements does Courbet’s art belong?
1. Neo-Classicism
2. Romanticism
3. Realism
4. Impressionism
3

Which of the following statements was made by Gustave Courbet?
1. “The smile of the Mona Lisa was, for two long perhaps, art’s shining sun”
2. "The brushstroke should not be visible: otherwise, it prevents the illusion. Instead of the object represented, visible brushstrokes call attention to the process”
3. “Show me an angel and I’ll paint one”
4. “A painting should be something pleasant and cheerful”
3

This painting depicts:
1. A scene from pagan mythology
2. A scene from the history of the Roman Republic depicting slave laborers
3. A scene from the Old Testament showing the Jews in captivity
4. A scene showing a typical moment in the life of a French laborer
4

Which of these events took place the year before this painting was made?
1. The French Revolution
2. The publication of Marx’s Communist Manifesto
3. The first exhibition of the Impressionists
4. The start of World War I
2

This picture exhibits which of the following characteristic qualities of Romanticism?
1. Exoticism
2. Eroticism
3. The sublime
4. All of the above
5. None of the above
5

The realist elements in this painting link it to the art of:
1. Michelangelo
2. Caravaggio
3. Boucher
4. Delacroix
2

This painting most directly violates the artistic principles of which of the following authors?
1.Giovanni Pietro Bellori
2. William Cullen Bryant
3. André Salmon
4. Andy Warhol
1

This painting is:
1. The first work of “Impressionist” art
2. An example of the later phase of Impressionist art
2. An example of Post-Impressionist art
4. An example of Cubist art
1

This painting marks a turn in modern art toward:
1. Naturalism
2. Abstraction
3. Realism
4. Idealism
2

Which of the following was NOT typical subject matter for Impressionist art?
1. Landscapes and seascapes
2. Scenes of contemporary urban life
3. Historical events
4. Answers 2 and 3
5. All of the above art typical Impressionist subject matter
3

Which of these terms best applies to the style of the brushwork in this painting?
1. Painterly
2. Licked
3. Sfumato
4. Tenebrism
1

The visible brushstrokes in this painting link it to the art of:
1. Gérôme
2. Rembrandt
3. Michelangelo
4. Jan van Eyck
2

The French term en plein air refers to the Impressionists’ practice of:
1. Painting scenes with atmospheric effects such as clouds and light
2. Painting historical scenes
3. Painting outdoors rather than in a studio
4. Painting with an “air” of simplicity and informality
3

The Impressionist painters were criticized on what grounds?
1. Aesthetic
2. Religious
3. Political
4. Economic
1

The Moulin de la Galette was located in:
1. The center of Paris
2. A rural, agricultural area of France
3. The suburbs of Paris
3

The word “Moulin” in French means:
1. Dance hall
2. Windmill
3. Patio
4. Restaurant
2

Which of the following statements was made by Pierre Auguste Renoir?
1. “The smile of the Mona Lisa was, for two long perhaps, art’s shining sun”
2. "The brushstroke should not be visible: otherwise, it prevents the illusion. Instead ofthe object represented, visible brushstrokes call attention to the process”
3. “Show me an angel and I’ll paint one”
4. “A painting should be something pleasant and cheerful”
4

The Impressionists introduced the practice of:
1. Painting with oil paint
2. Using a strong light source which casts strong shadows over much of the painting
3. Painting outdoors rather than in a studio
4. Painting the working class in a realistic, un-idealized way
3

The figures depicted in this image belong to which social class?
1. Middle-class
2. Upper-class
3. Lower-class
4. Aristocracy
1

The compositional qualities of impressionist paintings like this one are influenced by:
1.Photography
2. Baroque art
3. Renaissance art
4. Cubism
1

Depictions of human life in most Impressionist art is characterized by which emotion?
1. Happiness
2. Sadness
3. Fear
4. Anxiety
1

The Industrial revolution had the effect of:
1. Increasing disposable income
2. Blurring the boundaries betweenwork and leisure time
3. Decreasing the population of urban centers
4. Reducing the consumption of manufactured goods
1

Which aspect of this painting is NOT typical of Impressionist art?
1. The emotion of sadness on the young woman’s face
2. The painterly finish
3. The subject set in a venue for public leisure activity
4. Answers 1 & 2
5. All of the above
1

This painting is one of the first to depict:
1. A room illuminated with electric light
2. A product with a trademarked logo
3. The interior of a movie theater
4. Answers 1 & 2
5. All of the above
4

The beer bottles in this picture are significant because:
1. They attest to the growth of international trade in the later 19thcentury
2. They attest to the growth of consumerism in the later 19thcentury
3. They attest to the growth of marketing in the later 19thcentury
3. Answers 1 & 2
4. All of the above
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