Understanding Art

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Understanding Art

Weeping Woman, Picasso, 1937, oil on canvas, TATE Modern.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the most appropriate adjective(s) that describes Picasso's "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon" (1907).
    • A. 

      Stylized

    • B. 

      Nonrepresentational

    • C. 

      Realistic

    • D. 

      Idealized

  • 2. 
    Which adjective(s) best describes this image by Unam-et solum, "Anne Hathaway-Fantine-Les Miserables" ?
    • A. 

      Photo-representational

    • B. 

      Realistic

    • C. 

      Naturalistic

    • D. 

      Photo-representational, realistic, and naturalistic describe this image

  • 3. 
    As seen in Mapplethorpe's "Ken Moody", a photo can serve as the "yardstick of reality". The stylistic adjectives realistic and naturalistic are both applicable here. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which adjective describes the "perfected" object, as reflected in Polykleitos' sculpture "Doryphoros"(450 BCE)?
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Idealized

    • C. 

      Representational

    • D. 

      Objective

  • 5. 
    Which term is applicable to Kandinsky's "Composition VII" (1913)?
    • A. 

      Realistic

    • B. 

      Nonrepresentational

    • C. 

      Objective

    • D. 

      Naturalistic

  • 6. 
    A work of art that does not reflect a story cannot be appreciated. [image: Lee Krasner's "Night Creatures" (1965)]
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following deals with the content reflected in Goya's "Third of May" (1808)?
    • A. 

      Oil on canvas

    • B. 

      Goya, 1808

    • C. 

      French occupation of Madrid

    • D. 

      Impressionistic handling of paint