APSU Notes

Chapter Four: Describing Art Quiz

Question 1

The first step in a formal analysis of an artwork is

Describing the elements and principles of design.

View Feedback Careful description of the elements and principles of design of an artwork helps identify what choices the artist has made toward creating a work with meaning.

Question 2

Romanesque art of the 11th and 12th centuries is noteworthy with regard to the idea of expressing a prevalent preoccupation among Christians about the ends of their lives and the end of time.

Question 3

Which of the following is located in a cathedral portal?


View Feedback The tympanum is the semi-circular area located above the doorway in Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals and is filled with sculpture.

Question 4

We defined the Italian Renaissance as a period style that

was a conscious and purposeful revival of the ideals of Greece and Rome.

View Feedback The term Renaissance means "re-birth". The Italian Renaissance was a period of concious and purposeful revival of the ideas and ideals of the classical past, those of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Question 5

Classical period Greek sculptors captured the potential for naturalistic movement using Contrapposto.

Question 6

Naturalistic works are those in which the appearance corresponds to nature, and Realistic relay information or opinions about the underlying social or philosophical reality of the subject matter.

Question 7

Ecole des Beaux-Art was the nationally institutionalized body in control of training and exhibition of art in France


Question 8

Which of the following is a sub-category of Ancient Greek art?


View Feedback Ancient Greek art has many stylistic sub-divisions, including:
  • Geometric (@ 900 - 700 BCE)
  • Orientalizing (@ 700 - 600 BCE)
  • Archaic (@ 600 - 480 BCE)
  • Classical
    • Early Classical (@ 480 - 450 BCE)
    • High Classical (@ 450 - 400 BCE)
    • Late Classical (@ 400 - 323 BCE)
    • Hellenistic (@ 323 - 31 BCE)

Question 9

Greek artists developed a keen understanding of human physiognomy and increasingly rendered the human form with great anatomical accuracy


Question 10

If a work has visual reference to the phenomenal world it is considered Representional.


Chapter Four: Describing Art