Art Unit 5

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If the action portrayed in the early film Fred Ott’s Sneeze was not a sneeze, but a man simply wiping his nose, this would have an effect on the level of intensity in the movie. The movie would be ________.

running forwards

If a figure in an artwork has drapery billowing out behind them, and appears to have multiple feet in different positions, the viewer might assume that this figure is ________.

performance art

This medium involves the human body and usually includes the artist.

tell a story

When painters in the workshop of the fifteenth-century artist known as the Master of Osservanza illustrated The Meeting of St. Anthony and St. Paul, they solved the problem of how to ________ in a single painting by merging a series of episodes into one picture.

Solar Rotary

Nancy Holt created this work, which intertwines the passage of time with the movement of the sun.

William Faulkner

This American novelist noted that the "aim of every artist is to arrest motion."


Bernini’s sculpture of Apollo and Daphne is based on a mythological story in which a god pursues a nymph. The artist used diagonal lines and flowing drapery to convey the ________ of the chase.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Jenny Holzer created an illusion of motion using a spiraling electronic message board in this New York museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

film noir

Double Indemnity, a 1944 movie by Billy Wilder, is an example of this genre of mid-twentieth-century cinema.

passage of time

Ron Lambert’s sculptural work Sublimate (Cloud Cover) replicates the natural process of the water cycle to illustrate the ________.


An artwork that consists exclusively of drawings, designs, and plans would best be described as ________.

performance art

An artwork that consists of cutting off someone’s tie and pouring shampoo on his head would best be described as ________.

An artwork that consists of a recreated bedroom with videos projected onto the walls would best be described as ________.

an installation

Composer John Cage’s Theater Piece No. 1 is influential because of:

the performance itself and discussions of it

As an artist, Marina Abramovic is known for her ________.

extreme performance pieces

In Mining the Museum Fred Wilson reorganized objects from the collection of the Maryland Historical Society, essentially taking on the role of a ________ in addition to that of an artist.


Jackson Pollock is known for:

splashing, pouring, and dripping paint onto a canvas as he walked around it on the floor

In Joseph Beuys’s Coyote, I Like America and America Likes Me the artist:

wrapped himself in felt and lived for five days alone in an art gallery with a coyote

The work of ________ was directly influential on the conceptual art movement.

Marcel Duchamp

Yoko Ono often utilizes ________ to complete her artworks, like Wish Tree.

instructions for viewers to perform or imagine

The colors of the bodies and trees in Matisse’s Joy of Life are________.

based on what the artist saw, but exaggerated

Matisse used his cutouts ________.

sometimes like preparatory sketches, sometimes as finished artworks

Les Demoiselles D’Avignon was revolutionary because:

all of the other answers

How does Georges Braque’s Houses at L’Estaque relate to the scene it represents?

it is an abstraction based on nature

Expressionism focuses on:

what is felt rather than what is seen

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Street Berlin is part of the ________ movement as seen ________.

Expressionist…in the painting’s intentionally raw and aggressive intensity

Marcel Duchamp’s original Bicycle Wheel was lost, which ________.

was fine because the artist could just buy another one

John Heartfield, the artist of Have No Fear, He’s a Vegetarian, ________.

had to flee Germany to escape arrest and persecution

A dreamlike environment is created in Giorgio De Chirico’s The Melancholy and Mystery of the Street by:

the fact that the girl in the foreground is herself is a shadow ()

The artist of Unique Forms of Continuity in Space ________ the art movements and traditions of the past.

wants to leave behind

The difference between film and video is:

the way that the images are recorded

As Eadweard Muybridge’s experiments with motion showed, ________.

the camera can capture what the human eye cannot see

Georges Méliès’s film A Trip to the Moon is known for being:

all of the other answers

What genre might a filmmaker be working in if they used ominous music, fake blood, and shot many of the scenes at night?


Videos designed to be art are often made to be presented ________.


The theory that describes the way separate images viewed intermittently at regular intervals create the appearance of continuous motion is called ________.

persistence of vision

In full gallop, a horse’s legs are ________ when all of them are off the ground.

underneath its body

D. W. Griffith’s film Birth of a Nation employed innovative techniques and was used as a propaganda tool by ________.

the KKK

The director George Lucas created the Star Wars series of movies. Fantastical imagery was created in the studio using ________.

all of the other answers

The dark and mysterious scenery of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was inspired by ________.

German Expressionism

Which of the following artworks depict in great detail the specific wardrobe of warriors?

the Tula Warrior Columns ()

Timothy O’Sullivan’s famous photograph of dead bodies on a deserted battlefield was taken during ________.

the American Civil War

Ernest Meissonier’s painting Remembrance of Civil War was removed by the French government from the 1850 Salon exhibition because:

it was too powerful a reminder of recent events

Francisco Goya’s The Second of May, 1808 depicts:

Spanish civilians attacking French soldiers

Chris Burden’s work All the Submarines of the United States of America is ________.

an installation

The composition of the Alexander Mosaic is designed to convey:

action and emotion

The Bayeux Tapestry is approximately ________ long.

290 feet

Michael Fay’s Storm and Stone was inspired by his experiences as a Marine in:


Otto Dix’s The War is a ________.


Which of these artists created a war artwork that was an interactive performance?

Wafaa Bilal

Which of the following artworks does not address social class:

Raft of the Medusa ()

Which of these artworks was not intentionally damaged or destroyed?


In Jacques-Louis David’s painting of him, Jean-Paul Marat is portrayed as:

a martyr

Théodore Géricault’s painting Raft of the Medusa depicts:

a shipwreck of the coast of West Africa

Dan Tague’s artworks made from dollar bills send the message that:

all of the previous answers

The figures in Picasso’s Guernica are:

distorted and in anguish

The film Hotel Rwanda is ________.

based on a true story of one man’s protection of vulnerable Tutsi people during the Rwandan genocide

What happened to the woman featured in Migrant Mother after Dorothea Lange photographed her?

she was ashamed of the photograph

Mary Richardson, the attacker of the Rokeby Venus in 1914, compared the physical beauty of the woman in the painting to the beautiful character of:

Emmeline Pankhurst

The artist of the sculpture Falling Woman is:

Eric Fischl

Which of the following is emphasized in Lewis Wickes Hine’s Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump?

the muscular male physique as a complement to the power of industrial machines

What is unconventional about Self Portrait Sideways No. 3?

the body it shows is that of an older individual

What movement influenced the Untitled Film Stills series?


Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother shows ________.

all of the other answers

To what does the title of Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met…? refer?

the unfair treatment of women by art institutions

Which of the following is an important message in artworks that show gender as ambiguous?

that gender is a construction and people do not all fit in predetermined categories

What is the subject of Catherine Opie’s Domestic series?

lesbian couples in their everyday settings

The sculpture of Chibinda Ilunga was made by an artist from which culture?


Who is the artist of The Dinner Party?

Judy Chicago

What kind of artworks do the Guerrilla Girls make?

feminist posters and pamphlets

Why did the artist of The Two Fridas paint two of herself?

because she wanted to depict distinct aspects of her identity

Why did Rembrandt make so many self-portraits?

all of the previous answers

Why did the artist make The Return of the Prodigal Son as a series?

to show through role reversal that the father takes some of the blame for the son’s behaviour

Why does the body of the figure in Branded look like it does?

because it confronts, even exaggerates, the imperfections of reality

The artist ORLAN is known for her ________.

unconventional performances

What was the painting called The Nightmare based on?

the legend of a male demon that has sex with people while they sleep

What kinds of themes is the artist of Untitled (Baalbek Bird Cage) dealing with?

all of the other answers

The collection of imagery in Julian Schnabel’s The Exile represents ________.

the art history and current events that reflected the artist’s experience at the time

What is so revolutionary about Brillo Box?

it precisely reproduces a commercial design in order to expand the boundaries of acceptable art practice

What is the date of Frida Kahlo’s The Two Fridas?


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