Art Practice Test Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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  • 1. 
    Includes painting, drawing, graphic arts, and photography. Width, height, and illusion of depth on a flat surface.
  • 2. 
    Includes sculpture, architecture, and most of the decorative arts. Width, height, and depth.
  • 3. 
     A ____ a moving point on the surface of a canvas, a paper, a slab of clay, or other media. A ____ has a width as well as length. Contour uses a simple single line to describe a form.
  • 4. 
    _____ line: A real line!   ______ line: What appears to be a line, but really isn’t a line! It’s a line in an artwork that is not particularly there but appears to be there.
  • 5. 
    _____ lines are stable, steady, and religious. ______ lines are calm, peaceful, lazy. _____ lines are graceful and gentle. ______ lines create feelings of tension and unpredictability. _____ lines are busy, active, angry, and dangerous. 
  • 6. 
    _____: Flat, 2D. ______ is a 2D area, geometric or organic, defined by a boundary.
  • 7. 
    ____/____: 3D, NOT FLAT! _____ are 3-dimensional shapes, geometric or organic, open or closed, having height, width, and depth. 
  • 8. 
    Volume: _______: There are obvious shapes in it. (_______ shape= A shape that is regular, easy to measure, and easy to describe, unlike an _______ shape, which is irregular, difficult to measure, and difficult to describe.   Volume: ______: The shapes aren’t so obvious, it’s more flowing. (_______ shape= A shape characteristic of living things and thus appearing soft, curvilinear and irregular. Contrast with _______ shape).
  • 9. 
    The lightness or darkness of a color.
  • 10. 
    The segment of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy that stimulates the eyes and produces visual sensations.
  • 11. 
    An artistic technique in which subtle gradations of value create the illusion of rounded three-dimensional forms in space; also termed modeling (from Italian for “light-dark”).
  • 12. 
    Colors that work well together and are pleasing to the eye.
  • 13. 
    _______: 1 color + black and white   ________: Opposites on the color wheel   _______: 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel
  • 14. 
    Color; the distinctive characteristics of a color that enable us to label it (as blue or green, for example) and to assign it a place in the visible spectrum.
  • 15. 
    The degree of purity of hue measured by its intensity or brightness.
  • 16. 
    The degree of darkness of a color determined by the extent of its mixture with black.
  • 17. 
    The lightness of a color as determined by the extent of its mixture with white.
  • 18. 
    ______ ______: The hue of an object created by the colors its surface reflects under normal lighting conditions (contrast with _____ color.) Color is natural rather than symbolic of the depicted objects. 
  • 19. 
    ______ _____: The perception of the color of an object, which may vary markedly according to atmospheric conditions.
  • 20. 
    The way things feel or appear to feel. 
  • 21. 
    The actual texture of the paint.
  • 22. 
    The illusion of texture! Like a painting of nails isn’t really pointy b/c it’s a painting, duh!
  • 23. 
    There it is no illusion, it’s how it really feels. Ex: sculpture!
  • 24. 
    Simulated texture in a work of art; the use of line, color, and other visual elements to create the illusion of various textures in flat drawings and paintings. Contrast with abstract texture.
  • 25. 
    The size of an object or figure in relation to other objects or figures or the setting.