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No society that we know of has lived without some form of art. The impulse to make and respond to art appears to be as deeply ingrained as the ability to


Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans date back to

the Paleolithic Period.

"All art is basically Paleolithic or Neolithic: either the urge to smear soot and grease on cave walls or pile stone on stone" was said by

Anthony Caro.

The 10th-century copper sculpture illustrated in this chapter is the work of an artist performing the role of "giving tangible form to the unknown." The unknown, in this case, is the physical form of the deity


Although Vincent van Gogh suffered emotionally throughout his life, he was able to give his emotions tangible form in works such as

The Starry Night.

The sculptor Constantin Brancusi spent his life searching for forms that were

all of these: simple, pure, and timeless.

According to the author, the most important meaning of an artwork is

what it means to the viewer.

Wheel of Fortune was created by

Audrey Flack.

Theo van Gogh was Vincent van Gogh’s

All these answers are correct.

The oldest drawings and paintings found the Chavet cave:

used natural pigments and charcoal.

Van Gogh’s paintings are of high value because

All these answers are correct.

During the ________ the term "art" was used roughly in the same sense as "craft."


The field of philosophy called aesthetics asks the question

All these answers are correct.

Fisherman’s Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville was painted by

Claude Monet.

What term describes work done by nonprofessionals?

All these answers are correct.

To discover why the sculptor of the Amida Nyorai depicted the subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures, and a bun atop his head requires the use of


The term style is used to categorize a work of art by its

visual characteristics.

Our modern ideas about art carry with them ideas about

the artist and the audience.

During the 18th century, beauty and art were discussed together because both

were felt to provide pleasure.

________ is the name for a standard subject in Christian art, that of Mary, the mother of Jesus, holding her son after he was taken down from the cross.


If a work of art is faithful to our visual experience, its style is


When discussing the size, shape, material, color, and composition of a work of art, we are discussing its


During the Renaissance in Western Europe, ________ came to be regarded as the more elevated of the arts.

painting, sculpture, and architecture

After much study of the Arnolfini Double Portrait, experts agree that

they still debate the work’s iconography.

Context is a factor of ties that bind a work of art to the

All these answers are correct.

Ann Hamilton’s Mantle is an example of


Andy Warhol’s images created from celebrities are portrayed through mass produced:

multiple silkscreen images.

Which statement is NOT true regarding James Hamilton’s Throne of the Third Heaven… body of work?

The artist intended the work to be viewed by everyone as a message of redemption.

Representational art with an approach to naturalism covers:

All of these answers are correct.

According to the author,

a work of art may fall into more than one theme.

Which of the following was designed as a place of worship or meditation?

all of these: Sainte-Chapelle, the Great Mosque at Córdoba, and the Buddhas in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Cimabue’s Madonna Enthroned and Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South are similar in all these ways EXCEPT

they share the same iconography.

Whereas the Christian image by Cimabue depicts the central figure surrounded by angels, the Buddhist image in this chapter shows the central figure surrounded by


The pyramids at Giza in Egypt were built as


The subject matter of Edward Hopper’s Gas

depict aspects of everyday life.

________ is the best-known work of the bizarrely inventive Hieronymus Bosch.

The Garden of Earthly Delights

The ________ often created equestrian statues of their emperors.


Pablo Picasso painted Guernica in 1937 for

the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris World’s Fair.

Christian Boltanski draws upon the _______ to create his work _______.

Holocaust; Altar to the Chases High School

Nineteenth-century American painters employed the American landscape as a subject. One such artist was Thomas Cole who focused on an area of the Connecticut River to create

The Oxbow.

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