Fine Arts Survey Test

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Fine Art Quizzes & Trivia

Please answer the following multiple choice questions on the information covered during class. The unit topics are Classicism, Romanticism, and Abstraction.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    The Elements of Design are
    • A. 

      Line, emphasis, texture, unity, contrast, mass

    • B. 

      Emphasis, contrast, direction, unity, repetition, scale and proportion

    • C. 

      Line, shape, mass, space, value, color, texture

    • D. 

      Line, value, shape, form, color, texture and unity

  • 3. 
    The Elements of Design are the building blocks for creating a picture. The Principles of Design help you determine how these elements should be place. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The following are examples of some of the Principles of Design 
    • A. 

      Color and value

    • B. 

      Contrast and emphasis

    • C. 

      Texture and mass

    • D. 

      Media and style

  • 5. 
    What architectural elements do you associate with the classical style?
    • A. 

      Pediments on temples

    • B. 

      Doric, ionic capitals and columns

    • C. 

      Barrel vault

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Who created concrete and perfected the use of the arch in building?
    • A. 

      The Ancient Mesopotamians

    • B. 

      The Ancient Greeks

    • C. 

      The Ancient Romans

    • D. 

      The Ancient Greeks and Romans

  • 7. 
    The art of ancient Greece and Rome was based on a clear rational, and regular structure; emphasizing horizontal and vertical directions, and organizing its parts with an emphasis on balance and proportion. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What other period embraces the classical qualities of Ancient Greek and Roman artwork?
    • A. 

      The Renaissance

    • B. 

      The Middle Ages

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Romanticism

  • 9. 
    Romanticism was
    • A. 

      A countermovement to Neoclassicism

    • B. 

      Characterized by intense emotional excitement

    • C. 

      Characterized by powerful forces in nature, the exotic and the suffering human condition.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    One of the key artists of the 18th- 19th c. Romantic period were
    • A. 

      Pablo Picasso

    • B. 

      Francesco Goya

    • C. 

      Jackson Pollock

    • D. 

      Keith Haring

  • 11. 
    J.M.W Turner's work, "Rain, Steam, and Speed: The Western Railway", sought to
    • A. 

      Capture the feeling of modern technology.

    • B. 

      Capture the expression of paint

    • C. 

      Confront his fear of modern technology

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The Impressionist were concerned with the following,
    • A. 

      The careful rendering of objects

    • B. 

      The effects of light and time on nature

    • C. 

      Photorealism

    • D. 

      Cubism

  • 13. 
    Romanticism was a style of spontaneity, intuition and emotion rather than carefully organized rational approaches to form. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Eugene Delacroix's painting, "Liberty Leading the People" was a social commentary on slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which artist does not paint in the abstract style
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Kandinsky

    • C. 

      Picasso

    • D. 

      Van Gogh

  • 16. 
    The following were influences on abstraction,
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      Technology

    • C. 

      War and revolution

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Kandinsky sought a visual form of expression in photography
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What are the two main streams of abstraction
    • A. 

      Horizontal and vertical

    • B. 

      Geometric and organic

    • C. 

      Overt and covert

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Abstraction is 
    • A. 

      The depiction of recognizable space

    • B. 

      Representational art

    • C. 

      Non-representational art

    • D. 

      Realism

  • 20. 
    Vincent van Gogh was a romantic painter who killed himself?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What art movement marked the beginning interest in abstraction?
    • A. 

      The Surrealists

    • B. 

      The Cubist

    • C. 

      The Impressionists

    • D. 

      The Post-Impressionists

  • 22. 
    Painting en-plein air (in the open air) is a French term associated with Impressionism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Keith Haring creates artwork
    • A. 

      That is called street art

    • B. 

      That has political and social messages

    • C. 

      That is stylized

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    What distinguished the Greeks from other peoples in Europe? Their attitude towards being human.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Christo and Jeanne-Claude are artist who,
    • A. 

      Use fabric to build houses

    • B. 

      Use fabric to create temporary artworks

    • C. 

      Use art to exploit the environment

    • D. 

      Use paint to create splatter paintings