Visual Elements Part 1

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Visual Elements Part 1

Madonna of the Rocks, Leonardo Da Vinci, 1486, oil on panel, Louvre, Paris


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of line is reflected in Le Witt's "Lines from Four Corners to Points on a Grid"(1976)?
    • A. 

      Actual

    • B. 

      Organic

    • C. 

      Analytic

    • D. 

      Implied

    • E. 

      Both actual and analytic

  • 2. 
    What type of line is reflected in Weston's "Knees" (1927)?
    • A. 

      Contour line

    • B. 

      Line formed by an edge

    • C. 

      Actual line

    • D. 

      Both contour line and line formed by an edge are reflected

  • 3. 
    What type of line is completed by the brain-- a gaze line, directional pointed object, or a series of dots and dashes. This type of line can be found in  Osborn's painting,  "Nameless and Friendless" (1857).
    • A. 

      Actual line

    • B. 

      Organic line

    • C. 

      Implied line

    • D. 

      Contour line

  • 4. 
    Concerning the direction of line, which of the following is true, as reflected in Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" (1486)? 
    • A. 

      The horizontal line, where water meets sky, is said to be restful

    • B. 

      Movement is implied by diagonal lines created by the directional bodies and clothing of the Zephyrs and Springtime

    • C. 

      Venus acts as a vertical line, which is assertive and defies gravity

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

  • 5. 
    Concerning shape, which of the following terms best fits Albers' composition "Homage to a Square, Ascending" (1953)?
    • A. 

      Geometric

    • B. 

      Organic

    • C. 

      Amorphous

    • D. 

      Biomorphic

  • 6. 
    "Which of the following terms best fits I.M. Pei's "Louvre Pyramid" (1989)?
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Implied mass

  • 7. 
    In addition to black and white, what type of colors were utilized in Mondrian's "Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow" (1930)?
    • A. 

      Analogous colors

    • B. 

      Complimentary colors

    • C. 

      Primary colors

    • D. 

      Secondary colors

  • 8. 
    Which type of color palette was utilized by Chia in "Incident at the Tintoretto Cafe" (1980)?
    • A. 

      Monochromatic

    • B. 

      Analogous

    • C. 

      Complimentary

    • D. 

      Open

  • 9. 
    Shown here, Claudio Bravo's "Blue and Green Package" (1995) is an oil painting on canvas. Which of the following terms apply?
    • A. 

      Impasto

    • B. 

      Implied texture

    • C. 

      Trompe l'oeil

    • D. 

      Pattern

    • E. 

      Both implied texture and trompe l'oeil apply

  • 10. 
    Concerning space in a 2-D composition, which of the following was used to imply depth in Raphael's "School of Athens" (1511)?
    • A. 

      A. linear perspective

    • B. 

      B. overlapping

    • C. 

      C. changes in scale in relation to placement in the picture plane

    • D. 

      D. modeling

    • E. 

      E. all of the above were used

    • F. 

      F. only b & c were used

  • 11. 
    Concerning implied movement and the passage of time, which of the following is not reflected in Bernini's "Apollo and Daphne" (1625)?
    • A. 

      Use of diagonal lines

    • B. 

      A sense of movement from spiraling torsos

    • C. 

      This work is kinetic

    • D. 

      Daphne's figure morphing into a tree

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