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  • 1. 

    The Modernism was a movement that begun with the industrialization after the second world war in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It principal mission was:

    • A.

      Continue with the fine arts methods, looking for the classic forms and the medieval aesthetic.

    • B.

      Design a triumphal and monumental architecture, making special emphasis on eclectic constructions.

    • C.

      Break all connections to classical times, bringing down the barriers between the fine arts and applied arts.

    • D.

      Make clean and pure designs based principally on their structure as a design element to organize the space.

    Correct Answer
    C. Break all connections to classical times, bringing down the barriers between the fine arts and applied arts.
    Explanation
    The Modernism was a revolt against the conservative values of realism. With this movement, the people abandon all the methods imposed by the fine arts and the applied arts to make a design, exploring new ways to express their own perception of what architecture should be and do.

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  • 2. 

    The Modernism was a cultural and artistic movement based in the concept of the _________ as finder of originality and harmony

    Correct Answer
    Beauty
    Good looks
    Attractiveness
    Explanation
    This is one of the characteristics of the modern architecture. Modern Architects considered that by making beauty and harmony a part of everyday life, the people could live better. This beauty was found on fantasy and nature.

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  • 3. 

    The dominant line on every design of art nouveau is the curve

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is true. The dominant line on art nouveau is the curve, because it takes inspiration from organic forms trying to represent as good as possible the nature on every piece of the construction.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these architects belong to the Barcelona Modernist style?

    • A.

      Lluis Domènech

    • B.

      Victor Horta

    • C.

      Josep Puig

    • D.

      Antoni Gaudí

    • E.

      Hector Guimard

    • F.

      Alphonse Mucha

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lluis Domènech
    C. Josep Puig
    D. Antoni Gaudí
    Explanation
    Lluis Domènech, Josep Puig and Antoni Gaudí were three of the most important representative architects of the Barcelona Modernist Style. They consider the Art Nouveau on their projects and were the creators of many famous designs like the Castell dels tres dragons, Barcelona (Lluis Domènech), Casa Serra, Barcelona (Josep Puig) and the well known Casa Batló, Barcelona (Antoni Gaudí)

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following names wasn't adopted by Modernism in other countries?

    • A.

      Guimard

    • B.

      Modernisme

    • C.

      Organische Art

    • D.

      Liberty

    • E.

      Stile Floreale

    Correct Answer
    C. Organische Art
    Explanation
    Some of the name given by Modernism in other countries were Guimard in France, after French designer Hector Guimard, Modernisme in Spain, Liberty i United Kingdom, after British Art Nouveau designer Arthur Lasenby Liberty, and Stile Floreale in Italy, which means Floral Style.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following statements about Art Nouveau are true?

    • A.

      Art Nouveau obtained a nickname 'the noodle style' in French, 'Le style nouilles'

    • B.

      Art Nouveau takes adoption of the machine aesthetic

    • C.

      Principal subjects are lavish birds and flowers, insects and polyformic femme fatale

    • D.

      It makes emphasis of horizontal and vertical lines

    • E.

      Art Nouveau was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods.

    • F.

      Art Nouveau was a shimmering presence in urban centers throughout Europe and North America.

    • G.

      It looks for simplification of forms and elimination of "unnecessary details"

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Art Nouveau obtained a nickname 'the noodle style' in French, 'Le style nouilles'
    C. Principal subjects are lavish birds and flowers, insects and polyformic femme fatale
    E. Art Nouveau was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods.
    F. Art Nouveau was a shimmering presence in urban centers throughout Europe and North America.
    Explanation
    Art Nouveau obtained a nickname 'the noodle style' in French, 'Le style nouilles' because of its flowing, curvilinear forms that resembled noodles. Principal subjects in Art Nouveau are lavish birds and flowers, insects, and polyformic femme fatale, which are commonly seen in the intricate and decorative designs of the style. Art Nouveau was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods, as it embraced the advancements of the industrial age. It was also a prominent presence in urban centers throughout Europe and North America, where its ornate and elegant style was widely appreciated.

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  • 7. 

    To what architect belongs this famous construction?

    • A.

      Francesc Berenguer

    • B.

      Josep Maria Jujol

    • C.

      Antoni Gaudí

    • D.

      Lluis Domènech

    • E.

      Josep Puig i Cadafalch

    Correct Answer
    C. Antoni Gaudí
    Explanation
    This picture shows a view of The Sagrada Familia or the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. It was begun in 1882 by public subscription and a year later Antoni Gaudí became director of the project. It is located in Barcelona, España.

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  • 8. 

    Worldwar II, many of the 'Art Nouveau' buildings in Barcelona were destroyed

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    No, during Worldwar II, many of the 'Art Nouveau' buildings were destroyed in Germany and France, but Barcelona wasn't so devastated. Modernist buildings however were forgotten, and deteriorated, but then they were renovated, and it became obvious that those magnificent buildings were a real tourist attraction.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following elements were used in all Art Nouveau constructions?

    • A.

      Nature Forms

    • B.

      Stained glass

    • C.

      Bricks

    • D.

      Ceramics

    • E.

      Decortive forms in ironwork

    • F.

      Concrete

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Nature Forms
    B. Stained glass
    D. Ceramics
    E. Decortive forms in ironwork
    Explanation
    What seems to be a characteristic on Art Nouveau constructions is the use of nature-forms like flowers, plants and animals, decorative forms in ironwork, ceramics and stained glass, also mixed with the use of materials, like cast and wrought iron. It was only because of the invention of machines like special saws, and the possibility to work with iron, that made these designs possible.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following building or building belong to the work of Francesc Berenguer?

    • A.

      Mercat de la libertad

    • B.

      Casa Gaudi in Parc Güell

    • C.

      Casa Sole

    • D.

      Iglesia de la Sagrat Cor

    • E.

      Building for 'centra moral de Gracia'

    • F.

      Palau Montaner

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Mercat de la libertad
    B. Casa Gaudi in Parc Güell
    E. Building for 'centra moral de Gracia'
    Explanation
    Mercat de la llibertad ,1893, in Valencia.
    Casa Gaudi in Parc Güell, 1900-1902, in Bellesguard. (In collaboration with Gaudí)
    Building for 'centra moral de Gracia',1909, a youth club.

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