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There have been some very great works of art throughout history and some of them are still well preserved for us to view and appreciate them today. In the sixth-grade art history class we have been able to cover some of the works. Take up the test below and get to find out just how much you can recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of the art movement that was developed by artists who painted outside, capturing the changing colors of light in nature? 

    • A.

      Expressionism

    • B.

      Post-Impressionism

    • C.

      Impressionism

    • D.

      Futurism

    Correct Answer
    C. Impressionism
    Explanation
    Impressionism is the correct answer because it was an art movement developed by artists who painted outside, capturing the changing colors of light in nature. Impressionist painters sought to depict the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere, often using loose brushwork and vibrant colors. They focused on capturing the impression or the momentary experience of a scene rather than creating highly detailed and realistic representations. This movement was a reaction against the traditional academic art of the time and had a significant influence on the development of modern art.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of Vincent Van Gogh's younger brother who was an art dealer and to whom Vincent frequently wrote letters?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Theo

    • C.

      Thor

    • D.

      Tim

    Correct Answer
    B. Theo
    Explanation
    Vincent Van Gogh's younger brother, Theo, was an art dealer and the recipient of many letters from Vincent.

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  • 3. 

    We have studied several movements in art history.  What is the chronological order of these movements? A) Expressionism, Post-Expressionism, Impressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, Futurism B) Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, African Mask Inspired Art C) Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, Futurism D) Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Futurism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C) Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, Futurism. This answer provides the chronological order of the movements in art history, starting with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, followed by Expressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, and finally Futurism.

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  • 4. 

    Who made the extremely simple sculptures "Bird in Space" and "Fish?"

    • A.

      Giorgio de Chirico

    • B.

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • C.

      Constantin Brancusi

    • D.

      Pablo Picasso

    Correct Answer
    C. Constantin Brancusi
    Explanation
    Constantin Brancusi made the extremely simple sculptures "Bird in Space" and "Fish".

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  • 5. 

    Who painted African masks over women's faces in the painting "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon?"

    • A.

      Paul Gauguin

    • B.

      Claude Monet

    • C.

      Renee Magritte

    • D.

      Pablo Picasso

    Correct Answer
    D. Pablo Picasso
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso painted African masks over women's faces in the painting "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon." This painting is considered a groundbreaking work of art and a precursor to the Cubist movement. Picasso was inspired by African tribal art and incorporated elements of it into his painting, particularly in the way he depicted the faces of the women. This fusion of African and European art styles was highly influential and marked a significant shift in Picasso's artistic style.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the Russian artist who moved to Germany in the early 1900's, who painted abstract lines, shapes, checkerboards and bullseyes?

    • A.

      Marcel Duchamp

    • B.

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • C.

      Constantin Brancusi

    • D.

      Edgar Degas

    Correct Answer
    B. Wassily Kandinsky
    Explanation
    Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist who moved to Germany in the early 1900s. He is known for his abstract paintings that often featured lines, shapes, checkerboards, and bullseyes. Kandinsky was one of the pioneers of abstract art and believed that art should be free from representational constraints. He explored the use of color, form, and composition to evoke emotions and spiritual experiences in his artwork. His innovative approach to painting had a significant influence on the development of abstract art in the 20th century.

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  • 7. 

    Who used African masks to inspire the elongated faces of his paintings and sculptures?

    • A.

      Amadeo Modigliani

    • B.

      Giorgio de Chirico

    • C.

      Giacomo Balla

    • D.

      George Seurat

    Correct Answer
    A. Amadeo Modigliani
    Explanation
    Amadeo Modigliani used African masks to inspire the elongated faces of his paintings and sculptures.

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  • 8. 

    Who worked as a minister in a coal mining town in Belgium?

    • A.

      Jackson Pollock

    • B.

      Paul Signac

    • C.

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • D.

      Franz Marc

    Correct Answer
    C. Vincent Van Gogh
    Explanation
    Vincent Van Gogh worked as a minister in a coal mining town in Belgium.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following pieces of artwork was important for bridging two movements in art history?

    • A.

      Umberto Boccioni's "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space" - sculpture of a walking man

    • B.

      George Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte" - dot painting

    • C.

      Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" - a bunch of naked ladies

    • D.

      Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - swirly sky with stars

    Correct Answer
    C. Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" - a bunch of naked ladies
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" is important for bridging two movements in art history because it marks the transition from the traditional art style to the modern art movement. The painting is considered a precursor to Cubism, which was a revolutionary art movement that challenged traditional perspectives and representations. "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" broke away from the traditional artistic conventions of the time and introduced a new way of depicting the human form, paving the way for the development of modern art.

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  • 10. 

    What movements did the painting (referred to in question #9) bridge?

    • A.

      Cubism and Futurism

    • B.

      Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    • C.

      Art Inspired by African Masks and Cubism

    • D.

      Futurism and Dadaism

    Correct Answer
    C. Art Inspired by African Masks and Cubism
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Art Inspired by African Masks and Cubism." This answer suggests that the painting mentioned in question #9 combines elements of both African mask art and the artistic style of Cubism. Cubism was influenced by African art and masks, and artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque incorporated African mask-like features into their paintings. Therefore, this answer accurately identifies the movements that the painting bridges.

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  • 11. 

    What was one reason that "Fountain" was created?

    • A.

      To add a water element to traditional sculpture

    • B.

      To inspire viewers to voice their opinions

    • C.

      To experiment with new methods in making porcelain sculpture

    Correct Answer
    B. To inspire viewers to voice their opinions
    Explanation
    "Fountain" was created to inspire viewers to voice their opinions. This implies that the artwork was intended to provoke thought and discussion among those who viewed it.

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  • 12. 

    What movement does this describe: Artists veered away from representational subjects and started experimenting with shape, color, balance and personal voice. 

    • A.

      Futurism

    • B.

      Cubism

    • C.

      Expressionism

    • D.

      Post-Impressionism

    Correct Answer
    C. Expressionism
    Explanation
    This movement is describing Expressionism. Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the early 20th century, where artists moved away from representing realistic subjects and instead focused on expressing their emotions and inner experiences through their art. They experimented with abstract shapes, vibrant colors, and a personal voice, aiming to evoke strong emotional responses from the viewers.

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  • 13. 

    In the early 1900's in Paris, what were artists sharing that eventually lead to the Cubism movement?

    • A.

      Lead to make white paint

    • B.

      Brushes

    • C.

      Wood boards

    • D.

      African masks

    Correct Answer
    D. African masks
    Explanation
    In the early 1900s in Paris, artists were sharing African masks, which eventually led to the Cubism movement. The influence of African art, specifically the masks, had a profound impact on artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. They were inspired by the geometric shapes, bold colors, and abstract forms found in African masks, which led them to experiment with new ways of representing objects and space in their artwork. This influence ultimately paved the way for the development of Cubism, a revolutionary art movement that challenged traditional notions of perspective and representation.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the artist in the list below who had too many girlfriends and wives? 

    • A.

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • B.

      Edgar Degas

    • C.

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • D.

      Pablo Picasso

    Correct Answer
    D. Pablo Picasso
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso is known for having numerous girlfriends and wives throughout his life. He had multiple relationships and marriages, which contributed to his reputation as a womanizer. This aspect of his personal life often intersected with his art, as many of his romantic partners became subjects of his paintings. Picasso's complex love life and his ability to maintain multiple relationships make him the artist in the list who had too many girlfriends and wives.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the artist who enjoyed his time in a psychiatric institution?

    • A.

      Renee Magritte

    • B.

      Salvadore Dali

    • C.

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • D.

      Paul Gauguin

    Correct Answer
    C. Vincent Van Gogh
    Explanation
    Vincent Van Gogh is the correct answer because he spent a significant amount of time in psychiatric institutions throughout his life. He struggled with mental illness, including episodes of depression and psychosis, which led to his admission to various institutions for treatment. Despite his mental health challenges, Van Gogh continued to create art during his time in the institutions, and some of his most famous works were created during these periods.

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  • 16. 

    What was the name of the movement that came about as a reaction to WWI?

    • A.

      Post Impressionism

    • B.

      Dadaism

    • C.

      Futurism

    • D.

      Cubism

    Correct Answer
    B. Dadaism
    Explanation
    Dadaism was a movement that emerged as a reaction to World War I. It rejected traditional forms of art and embraced absurdity, irrationality, and anti-establishment ideals. Dada artists sought to challenge societal norms and express their disillusionment with the war and the world at large. The movement was characterized by its use of unconventional materials and techniques, as well as its rejection of logical reasoning and traditional artistic conventions. Dadaism was a direct response to the devastation and chaos caused by the war, and it aimed to provoke and disrupt established norms and values.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the nasty artist who went with Vincent Van Gogh to Arles and who encouraged Vincent to paint with fewer strokes?

    • A.

      Paul Gauguin

    • B.

      Paul Cezanne

    • C.

      Andy Warhol

    • D.

      Constantin Brancusi

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul Gauguin
    Explanation
    Paul Gauguin was the artist who went with Vincent Van Gogh to Arles and encouraged him to paint with fewer strokes.

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  • 18. 

    What was the name of the Post Impressionist artist who flattened his brushstrokes, thereby foreshadowing Expressionism?

    • A.

      George Seurat

    • B.

      Pablo Picasso

    • C.

      George Braque

    • D.

      Paul Cezanne

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul Cezanne
    Explanation
    Paul Cezanne was a Post Impressionist artist who is known for his unique style of flattening his brushstrokes. This technique, known as "constructive stroke," involved applying paint in a way that emphasized the two-dimensional nature of the canvas. Cezanne's use of flattened brushstrokes can be seen as a precursor to the expressive brushwork and bold use of color that would later define Expressionism. While other artists like Seurat, Picasso, and Braque made significant contributions to the art world, it was Cezanne who specifically foreshadowed the artistic movement of Expressionism with his flattened brushstrokes.

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  • 19. 

    What was the name of the doctor who treated the French Impressionist artists for free?

    • A.

      Dr. Spock

    • B.

      Dr. Seuss

    • C.

      Dr. Zhivago

    • D.

      Dr. Gachet

    Correct Answer
    D. Dr. Gachet
    Explanation
    Dr. Gachet is the correct answer because he was a doctor who treated the French Impressionist artists for free. The other options, Dr. Spock, Dr. Seuss, and Dr. Zhivago, are not relevant to the question and do not have any connection to the Impressionist artists.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of Vincent Van Gogh's brother who was stillborn exactly one year before Vincent was born? 

    • A.

      Theo

    • B.

      Paul

    • C.

      Vincent

    • D.

      Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. Vincent
    Explanation
    Vincent Van Gogh's stillborn brother, who was born exactly one year before Vincent, was named Vincent.

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  • 21. 

    What did Umberto Boccioni make?

    • A.

      A sculpture of a fish

    • B.

      A sculpture of a bird

    • C.

      A sculpture of a dude walking

    • D.

      A sculpture of a woman with a long neck

    Correct Answer
    C. A sculpture of a dude walking
    Explanation
    Umberto Boccioni was an Italian artist and a key figure in the Futurism movement. He is known for his innovative approach to sculpture and his interest in capturing movement and dynamism. One of his most famous works is "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space", which depicts a figure in motion, appearing to walk. Therefore, the correct answer is "A sculpture of a dude walking".

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  • 22. 

    Who was known for painting dots?

    • A.

      Manet

    • B.

      Seurat

    • C.

      Monet

    • D.

      Degas

    Correct Answer
    B. Seurat
    Explanation
    Seurat was known for painting dots, a technique known as Pointillism. Pointillism is a style of painting where small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Seurat's most famous work, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," is a prime example of his use of this technique. By using dots, Seurat was able to create vibrant and luminous compositions, capturing the effects of light and color in a unique way.

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