Art Appreciation Module 10 quiz

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Who were the Limbourgs?

a Protestant religious sect
a powerful ruling family of monarchs and popes
artist brothers
members of the blacksmiths’ guild in France
leaders of the counter-Reformation

artist brothers

In Neo-Platonic thought, the Biblical character of Eve was identified with

the night.


One of the effects of the Renaissance was to change the status of artists in Europe from

skilled crafts workers to intellectuals.
observers of nature to designers.
shamans to documentarians.
monks to nobility.
None of these answers is correct.

skilled crafts workers to intellectuals

The word renaissance means
to know something thoroughly.
to create something from nothing.
to reinvent.


The technology of painting with oils was developed by

Mannerist painters.
during the Late Renaissance.
northern Europeans.
the Chinese.

northern europeans

The Renaissance artists from Venice, such as Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Giorgione, were especially known for their mastery of

linear perspective.
tempera paint.
color and light.
sunken relief.
the illumination of manuscripts.

color and light

The technique of sfumato involves the use of

multiple layers of glazes.
multiple vanishing points.
elongated figures and compressed space.
burnt charcoal.
All these answers are correct.

multiple layers of glazes

The theme of the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes comes from

scenes of everyday life.
the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
the story of the artist’s life.
Plato’s Republic.
None of these answers

none of these

________ organization, as seen in Masaccio’s Trinity with the Virgin, St. John the Evangelist, and Donors, was a popular device among Renaissance artists of Italy.

All these answers are correct


Leonardo da Vinci was a skilled

All of these

all of these

Giorgione’s painting The Tempest paved the way for future

iconographic works.
portrait painters.
patron-seeking artists.
landscape paintings.
Gothic Mother and Child paintings.

landscape paintings

Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli were all commissioned to make art for

King Louis XIV.
the silversmiths guild.
the Medici family.
Pope Leo X.
the Duke of Berry.

the medici family

One of Michelangelo’s major achievements was
inventing a prototype of the helicopter.
redesigning St. Peter’s Cathedral.
painting the frescoes in Pope Julius II’s private library.
All of these are major achievements of Michelangelo’s
None of these answers is correct.

redesigning st peters cathedral

Northern European Renaissance artists began using the system of linear perspective

before anyone else.
much earlier than the Italians did.
about 75 years after it was developed.
simultaneously with its development elsewhere.
during the Middle Ages.

about 75 years after it was developed

Artists working in the Early Renaissance period included

Bronzino, Anguissola, and Raphael. (BAR)
Bellini, Titian, and Tintoretto. (BTT)
Grünewald, Donatello, and Michelangelo. (GDM)
Leonardo, Dürer, and Giorgione. (LDG)
Botticelli, Donatello, and Ghiberti. (BDG)


Which 15th-century invention led to the decrease in the practice of illumination by hand?

the printing press.
the system of linear perspective.
the camera obscura.
the technology of oil painting.
All these answers are correct.

the printing press

The Isenheim Altarpiece, with its gruesome details of Christ’s flesh wounds, originally hung in

a hospital for people with skin diseases
the Duke of Berry’s castle.
the pope’s private library in the Vatican.
a catacomb.
None of these answers is correct.

a hospital for people with skin diseases

The movement that divided all of Europe into Protestant and Catholic camps is called

the Renaissance.
the Reformation.
the crusades.
the Pazzi Conspiracy.

the reformation

The painting, The Harvesters, which formed part of a cycle depicting the months of the year, was painted by __________, a 16th-century Netherland painter.

None of these answers are correct.


The sculptor of the panel The Story of Jacob and Esau, and Donatello’s teacher, is

Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Leon Battista Alberti.
Leonardo da Vinci.


The iconography of The Tempest, by ___________, is unknown, but the painting made an important contribution to Renaissance art in the way it was composed.

Giovanni Bellini
Agnolo Bronzino


Because many European monarchs of the 17th and 18th centuries ruled with near-dictatorial power, this period is often referred to as

the Golden Mean.
the Royal Era.
the Gilded Age.
the Age of Kings.
the Rule of the Monarchs.

the age of kings

Gianlorenzo Bernini was

a sculptor.
an architect.
a dramatist.
a composer.
All of these

all of these

Paintings depicting scenes of everyday life are known as ________ paintings.

trompe l’oeil


What nationality was Peter Paul Rubens?



In Baroque architecture, wall surfaces often protrude into the viewer’s space. In Baroque painting, this same effect is created through the use of

three-dimensional canvases.
dramatic lighting.
All these answers are correct.

dramatic lighting

The Baroque painting Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes depicts a story from

ancient Greek mythology.
The Tale of Genji.
the Bible.
Dante’s Inferno

the bible

The following characteristics are all typical of Italian Baroque art EXCEPT

classic simplicity.

classic simplicity

The following is true about Rembrandt EXCEPT

he was born in the Dutch city of Leiden.
he was a master of multiple types of painting, including portraits, landscapes, and religious scenes.
he painted self-portraits throughout his career.
he achieved financial success
he was the son of a miller.

he achieved financial success

The Palace of Versailles was home to

Philip IV of Spain.
Maria Theresa of Austria.
Louis XIV of France.
Julius II of Rome.
Jean Paul Marat.


________ helped shape the Neoclassical style.

The Catholic Counter-Reformation
The invention of photography
The American Civil War
The ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum
None of these answers is correct.

the ancient pompeii and herculaneum

Unlike Baroque art from Catholic countries, Dutch Baroque art focused upon

the community.
business life.
the family and home.
all of these
None of these answers is correct.

all of these

St.Teresa in Ecstasy is an excellent example of

Baroque sculpture.
Mannerist allegory.
Neoclassical portraiture.
Renaissance illumination.
Rococo painting.

baroque sculpture

Among the following artists, whose innovation was it to create group portraits in the setting of an activity, rather than posing the subjects formally?

Van Ruisdael


Which of the following was court painter to King Philip IV?

Gianlorenzo Bernini
Artemisia Gentileschi
Francesco Borromini
Jacques-Louis David
Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez

Which artists intentionally used their work to shape the public’s view of prominent figures?

Gentileschi and Caravaggio
Vigée-Lebrun and David
Van Ruisdael and Leyster
Borromini and Poussin
Fragonard and Watteau

Vigée-Lebrun and David

For some two hundred years, many of the works of Judith Leyster were

locked away in an attic and forgotten.
mistakenly identified as the work of Frans Hals.
virtually ignored while decorating the walls of a hospital.
painted over, because they had been sold for their canvas alone after her death.
buried in the Leyster family crypt.

mistakenly identified as the work of Frans Hals.

Typical of Dutch landscape paintingwas the work of

Jacob van Ruisdael.
Judith Leyster.
Frans Hals.
Nicolas Poussin.

Jacob van Ruisdael.

One of the most influential buildings of the architect Francisco Borromini was

St. Peters.
San Carlo
Cornaro Chapel.
Palace of Versailles.

San Carlo

Foremost among French painters of the 17th century was ___________ who painted _________.

Nicolas Poussin; The Ashes of Phokion (NP)
Judith Leyster; Carousing Couple (JL)
Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun; Marie Antoinette (EVL)
Jacques Louis David; Death of Marat (JLD)
Jean-Honoré Fragonard; The Pursuit (JHF)

Nicolas Poussin

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