Art Chapter 5

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In a two-dimensional work with asymmetrical balance, the appearance of balance is achieved by:

distributing visual weight accordingly.

Rather than depend solely upon visual unity, an artist will sometimes create __________ unity by unifying the ideas in a work of art


In a two-dimensional work of art that is balanced symmetrically, the implied center of gravity is:

along the vertical axis down the center of the composition.

During his lifetime, __________, son of a banker, received little recognition. Now he has been credited with being a major influence on Picasso, among others.

Paul Cézanne

Annette Messager’s Mes Voeux and Joseph Cornell’s The Hotel Eden both demonstrate the use of:

conceptual unity.

The ancient Egyptians developed a standard set of proportions used to create images of the "correct" or "perfect" human, as have many cultures both ancient and modern. This set of proportions is called a:

squared grid.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting Deer’s Skull with Pedernal is a prime example of:

symmetrical balance.

Pablo Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror is based in symmetrical balance, but the two sides are not identical mirror images. This type of symmetry is sometimes called:

relieved symmetry.

Because she painted it repeatedly and because she lived out her life there, Georgia O’Keeffe is most closely associated with:

New Mexico.

Another term for asymmetrical balance is:

informal balance.

In art, the design principle of balance functions to:

all of the above

Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Banjo Lesson creates emphasis through:

all of the above

_________collaborated with Claes Oldenburg in creating the scultpture "Plantoir?"

Coosje van Bruggen

Which work of art uses hierarchical scale?

A royal altar to the hand

The Ancient Roman architect Vitruvius associated the perfected male form with the perfect geometry of:

the circle and square.

The twisted, elongated human figures painted by El Greco were based upon the beauty of:

a candle flame.

The architect Le Corbusier designed the Modulor, a tool he used for calculating human proportions, based upon:

the golden section.

Paul Klee’s Landscape with Yellow Birds and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie share a strong use of:


Artists will often add __________ to provide interest and enliven the unity of a work of art.


What elements did Piet Mondrian feel were the basic, universal language of human culture?

all of the above

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