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Studio art exam questions: a trivia quiz. Studio art is a type of visual art that is created to sell it to galleries, museums or individuals. This type of art can be created either through a computer or creating physical structures. Do you know how to create studio art that captures the eye? This quiz is perfect for testing out how informed you are as an artist. Check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Form is measured or defined with _____________ dimensions.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    Form is measured or defined with three dimensions. This refers to the three-dimensional nature of objects, which includes length, width, and height. These dimensions allow us to perceive and understand the physical shape and structure of an object.

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  • 2. 

    A ______________________ is a grouping of inanimate objects arranged for an artist to recreate.

    • A.

      Observation

    • B.

      Still life

    • C.

      Composition

    • D.

      Value

    Correct Answer
    B. Still life
    Explanation
    A still life is a grouping of inanimate objects arranged for an artist to recreate. In this context, the term "still life" refers to a specific genre of art that focuses on depicting objects such as fruits, flowers, or everyday objects. The artist carefully arranges these objects, considering their composition, lighting, and overall aesthetic appeal. By recreating the still life, the artist can capture the beauty, form, and texture of the objects, showcasing their artistic skills and creativity.

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  • 3. 

    ______________________ was known for his simple shapes/forms and patches of color in many of his still life paintings.

    • A.

      Paul Klee

    • B.

      Rudyard Kipling

    • C.

      Paul Cezanne

    • D.

      Oscar Wilde

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Cezanne
    Explanation
    Paul Cezanne was known for his simple shapes/forms and patches of color in many of his still life paintings. He was a French artist who played a crucial role in the development of modern art. Cezanne's style was characterized by his use of geometric shapes and his innovative approach to color. He believed in simplifying forms to their basic shapes and using color to create depth and volume. His still life paintings often featured objects such as fruit, bottles, and vases, which he depicted with bold and simplified forms, and vibrant patches of color.

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  • 4. 

    Identify ALL the elements of art from the list below.

    • A.

      Shape

    • B.

      Organic

    • C.

      Line

    • D.

      Color

    • E.

      Form

    • F.

      Two- Dimensional

    • G.

      Value

    • H.

      Goose

    • I.

      Texture

    • J.

      Geometric

    • K.

      Space

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Shape
    C. Line
    D. Color
    E. Form
    G. Value
    I. Texture
    K. Space
    Explanation
    The elements of art are the basic components that artists use to create their work. In this question, the correct answer includes Shape, Line, Color, Form, Value, Texture, and Space. Shape refers to the outline or silhouette of an object. Line is a mark made by a moving point. Color is the visual sensation produced by different wavelengths of light. Form is the three-dimensional aspect of an object. Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Texture is the surface quality of an object. Space is the area or distance between, around, above, below, or within objects.

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  • 5. 

    The darkness and/or lightness of an object ranging from black to white is identified as a ________________

    • A.

      Color

    • B.

      Value Scale

    • C.

      Redo

    • D.

      Still Life

    Correct Answer
    B. Value Scale
    Explanation
    The darkness and/or lightness of an object ranging from black to white is identified as a value scale.

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  • 6. 

    Objects that appear further away from the viewer in an artwork are most likely a part of the ______

    • A.

      Zoo

    • B.

      Frontal lobe

    • C.

      Background area

    • D.

      Prospectus

    Correct Answer
    C. Background area
    Explanation
    In an artwork, objects that appear further away from the viewer are typically placed in the background area. This is because the background is meant to create a sense of depth and distance, while objects in the foreground are usually closer and more prominent. By placing objects in the background, artists can create a sense of perspective and make the viewer feel as though they are looking into a three-dimensional space.

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  • 7. 

    Of the provided pencil types please select the THREE (3) Darkest or softest pencils.

    • A.

      HB

    • B.

      7H

    • C.

      6B

    • D.

      4H

    • E.

      2B

    • F.

      5H

    • G.

      HD-TV

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. HB
    C. 6B
    E. 2B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is HB, 6B, and 2B. These pencils are considered the darkest or softest because they have higher numbers next to the letter B. In pencil grading, the letter B represents the darkness or softness of the lead, with a higher number indicating a darker or softer lead. Therefore, the pencils with higher numbers (6B and 2B) are darker and softer than the others listed.

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  • 8. 

    An object having 2 Dimensions and created with the use of a tool is most likely a _____________

    • A.

      Geometric line

    • B.

      Organic arrangement

    • C.

      Zig-zag shape

    • D.

      Geometric shape

    • E.

      Form

    Correct Answer
    D. Geometric shape
    Explanation
    An object having 2 dimensions and created with the use of a tool is most likely a geometric shape. Geometric shapes are two-dimensional figures that are created using tools such as rulers, compasses, or protractors. These shapes have specific properties and can be classified into categories such as triangles, squares, circles, and rectangles. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that an object created with the use of a tool and having 2 dimensions would be a geometric shape.

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  • 9. 

    The drawing technique seen below can best be described as __________

    • A.

      Jello reinforcement

    • B.

      Gesture style

    • C.

      Contour line

    • D.

      Cup - style drawing

    Correct Answer
    C. Contour line
    Explanation
    The drawing technique seen in the image is best described as contour line. Contour line drawing involves creating an outline of the subject using continuous lines that follow the contours or edges of the form. This technique is commonly used to depict the shape, volume, and details of an object or figure. It allows for a more expressive and dynamic representation of the subject.

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  • 10. 

    When describing an artwork, space is divided into two major categories. What are they?

    • A.

      Background and foreground

    • B.

      Red and blue

    • C.

      Positive and Negative

    • D.

      Outside and inside

    Correct Answer
    C. Positive and Negative
    Explanation
    When describing an artwork, space is divided into two major categories: positive space and negative space. Positive space refers to the main subject or objects in the artwork, while negative space refers to the empty or background areas surrounding the main subject.

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  • 11. 

    Shadows are formed by creating various values. All objects have two types of shadows. What are they?

    • A.

      Cast and Form

    • B.

      Behind and Front

    • C.

      Form and Highlight

    • D.

      Light Grey and Black

    Correct Answer
    A. Cast and Form
    Explanation
    Shadows are formed when light is blocked by an object, creating areas of darkness. Cast shadows refer to the shadows that are directly created by the object itself, as it blocks the light source. Form shadows, on the other hand, are the shadows that occur on the object itself, caused by the variation in its surface and the direction of light. So, the correct answer is Cast and Form, as these are the two types of shadows that all objects have.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the Three (3) basic geometric forms in the following list.

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Sphere

    • C.

      Cup

    • D.

      Cube

    • E.

      Pyramid

    • F.

      Circle

    • G.

      Cylinder

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Sphere
    D. Cube
    E. Pyramid
    Explanation
    The three basic geometric forms in the given list are sphere, cube, and pyramid. A sphere is a round three-dimensional object, a cube is a solid object with six equal square faces, and a pyramid is a polyhedron with a polygonal base and triangular faces that converge to a point called the apex.

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  • 13. 

    The line as seen below typically would express feelings of ______________

    • A.

      Support

    • B.

      Joy

    • C.

      Excitement

    • D.

      Understanding

    Correct Answer
    C. Excitement
    Explanation
    The given line typically expresses feelings of excitement.

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  • 14. 

    The process of creating simple parallel lines in repetition in order to replicate various values is identified as?

    • A.

      Rotating

    • B.

      Cross-Hatching

    • C.

      Hatching

    • D.

      Feeding

    Correct Answer
    C. Hatching
    Explanation
    Hatching is the process of creating simple parallel lines in repetition in order to replicate various values. This technique is commonly used in drawing and shading to create texture, depth, and form. By varying the spacing, length, and direction of the lines, different values and tones can be achieved. Hatching is often used in combination with cross-hatching, where lines are added in a crisscross pattern, to further enhance the shading and create more complex textures.

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  • 15. 

    Looking at the image,  the light source is most likely coming from what direction.

    • A.

      Lower right

    • B.

      Upper left

    • C.

      Directly above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Upper left
    Explanation
    Based on the image, the shadows are cast towards the lower right, indicating that the light source is coming from the upper left direction. This is supported by the fact that the objects on the left side of the image are well-lit, while the objects on the right side are in shadow. Therefore, the correct answer is upper left.

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  • 16. 

    Wassily Kandinsky began his life with a desire to become an artist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Wassily Kandinsky began his life with a desire to become an artist" is false. Wassily Kandinsky actually began his life with a desire to become a musician. He studied law and economics before eventually pursuing his passion for art and becoming one of the pioneers of abstract art.

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  • 17. 

    Pepsi can be considered what type of art?

    • A.

      Commercial

    • B.

      Abstract

    • C.

      Fine

    • D.

      Performing

    Correct Answer
    A. Commercial
    Explanation
    Pepsi can be considered as commercial art because it is created and used for commercial purposes, specifically for advertising and marketing the product. Commercial art is typically created with the intention of promoting or selling a product or service, and Pepsi fits into this category as it is a well-known brand that uses art in its advertising campaigns to attract consumers and increase sales.

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  • 18. 

    When critiquing an image an artist must invest a significant amount of time. To effectively do so he/she should take advantage of four (4) simple steps. Identify those steps below.

    • A.

      Interpretation

    • B.

      Perception

    • C.

      Description

    • D.

      Observation

    • E.

      Analysis

    • F.

      Philosophical

    • G.

      Judgment

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Interpretation
    C. Description
    E. Analysis
    G. Judgment
    Explanation
    The artist must first interpret the image, understanding its meaning and message. Then, they should describe the image, noting its visual elements and details. After that, they need to analyze the image, examining its composition, technique, and overall effectiveness. Finally, they should make a judgment, offering their personal opinion or critique of the image. These four steps allow the artist to thoroughly evaluate and critique the image.

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  • 19. 

    These types of lines express stability and strength.

    • A.

      Zig-zag

    • B.

      Curved

    • C.

      Horizontal

    • D.

      Vertical

    Correct Answer
    D. Vertical
    Explanation
    Vertical lines are often associated with stability and strength because they are perpendicular to the ground and can support weight more effectively. In nature, trees and tall buildings stand vertically, displaying a sense of solidity and durability. Additionally, vertical lines create a sense of upward movement, which can symbolize growth and progress. Therefore, the use of vertical lines in design or art can convey a sense of stability and strength.

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  • 20. 

    A form that is drawn freehand and resembles objects found in nature can be categorized as ________

    • A.

      Geometric

    • B.

      Organic

    • C.

      Line

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Organic
    Explanation
    A form that is drawn freehand and resembles objects found in nature can be categorized as organic. This is because organic forms are irregular, flowing, and often inspired by natural shapes such as plants, animals, or landscapes. In contrast, geometric forms are precise, regular, and often based on mathematical shapes such as squares, circles, or triangles. Line, on the other hand, refers to the basic element used to create both organic and geometric forms. Therefore, the correct answer is organic.

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  • 21. 

    Marla Olmstead is a 19-year-old prodigy known for her excellent style of realistic drawings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Marla Olmstead is not a 19-year-old prodigy known for her excellent style of realistic drawings.

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  • 22. 

    Identify the form of expression as seen in this image below. .

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      Non-Objective

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Realism

    • E.

      Representational

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Objective
    Explanation
    The form of expression seen in the image is non-objective. This means that the artwork does not represent any specific object or subject matter. It is purely abstract and focuses on elements such as color, shape, and form. In this case, the image does not depict any recognizable objects or figures, but instead emphasizes the use of color and abstract shapes.

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  • 23. 

    The Type of Art as seen in the image below can be defined as _____________

    • A.

      Fine Art

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Commercial

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    C. Commercial
    Explanation
    The type of art seen in the image can be defined as commercial because it appears to be created for the purpose of promoting or selling a product or service. The image may contain elements such as branding, advertising slogans, or product placements, which are commonly associated with commercial art. This type of art is often used in advertisements, packaging, and marketing materials to attract and engage consumers.

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  • 24. 

    All forms of expression require an artist to obtain a subject matter and recreate that subject matter precisely as it looks in real life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not all forms of expression require an artist to recreate the subject matter precisely as it looks in real life. Many forms of art, such as abstract art or surrealism, involve distorting or exaggerating the subject matter to convey emotions or ideas. Artistic expression allows for interpretation and creativity, and artists are not bound to replicate reality exactly.

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  • 25. 

    ___________ is a line that is placed at eye level and its placement determines the artist's and viewers Point of View.

    • A.

      Commercial Art

    • B.

      Horizon Line

    • C.

      Gesture Drawing

    • D.

      One Point Perspective

    Correct Answer
    B. Horizon Line
    Explanation
    The horizon line is a line that is placed at eye level and its placement determines the artist's and viewers Point of View. This line represents the boundary between the earth and the sky and is used as a reference point in creating perspective in art. By placing the horizon line higher or lower, the artist can create the illusion of looking up or down, influencing the viewer's perception of depth and space in the artwork.

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