Art Appreciation Quiz

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Art Appreciation Quiz

Art appreciation is a term used to describe the ability to understand and acknowledge the key components in all great artwork that really makes it stand out, which in turn helps you develop and improve your own work. What can you tell us about the practice? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Abstraction
    • A. 

      A non-representational artwork that has meaning only within itself

    • B. 

      A simplification of a natural setting

    • C. 

      A representational artwork that is stylized in some way

    • D. 

      An analysis of an intricate design

  • 2. 
    Lintel
    • A. 

      A triangular bracket of brick or stone

    • B. 

      An object that perceived to be the embodiment of a holy spirit

    • C. 

      An architectural movement that came about during the early 20th century; emphasized volume over form and avoided ornamentation

    • D. 

      A horizontal beam spanning above an entry way

    • E. 

      A rectangular tiered temple built by the Assyrians and Babylonians

  • 3. 
    Apotrope
    • A. 

      An object thought to have the power to repel evil

    • B. 

      Woolen tunic worn by people of ancient Greece

    • C. 

      Avenue or entrance way to a building

    • D. 

      Bronze pottery used to mix wine and water

    • E. 

      A small circular building of sacred use

  • 4. 
    Contrapposto
    • A. 

      Great father of the nation

    • B. 

      A devoted religious organization group formed by the laymen during the Middle Ages

    • C. 

      A Christian-based militaristic campaign during the 11th - 13th centuries

    • D. 

      "counterpoise"; appearance of weight being shifted in the sculpture to imply movement

  • 5. 
    Sfumato
    • A. 

      Aboriginal cape

    • B. 

      A painting technique used to create soft modeling; described as "smokey"

    • C. 

      The truthfulness of a subject matter

    • D. 

      "holy" measuring tape

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A set of ratios for ideal beauty

    • B. 

      A subject matter that is educational in a moral way

    • C. 

      Imitation

    • D. 

      Material possessions

    • E. 

      Harmony of the parts within a whole

  • 7. 
    Entasis
    • A. 

      A medium through the use of tiles

    • B. 

      Ideal form

    • C. 

      Intersanctum of a temple

    • D. 

      Statues of male figures; based on pharaoh statues

    • E. 

      Tapering of a column

  • 8. 
    Intuitive perspective
    • A. 

      A method in which parallel lines converge into one vanishing point

    • B. 

      The process of lightening and blending an object into the background; used to create a sense of space and depth

    • C. 

      Used to imitate a sighting phenomenon; similar to one-point perspective, but parallels do not converge to one vanishing point

    • D. 

      The processing of decreasing the size of objects as they move further into the background

  • 9. 
    Which ancient mythical deity is also known as the "Dirt-Eater"?
    • A. 

      Shiva

    • B. 

      Tlazolteolt

    • C. 

      Parvati

    • D. 

      Quetzcoatl

  • 10. 
    Fauvism
    • A. 

      A movement that featured the collapse of multiple views into one

    • B. 

      A period of overly ornate decorations and theatrical compositions

    • C. 

      A movement that emphasized the use of color and shapes to depict emotions

    • D. 

      A movement characterized by bright, unnatural colors and simple form; also known as the "wild beast" style