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Craftsmanship is a term used to describe how well a work of visual art is made.


Kitsch is a primary example of serious, complex, and highly conceptual art.


The ______________ in a work of art helps to give the artwork meaning. This is something a viewer can connect to on an intellectual level.


The division between art and craft began during this period.


The process of rolling out clay into long rope-like strands has been used to make fine ceramic objects since prehistoric times. This is called the ________ method.


The art of arranging colored glass into mosaic-like window forms is called ________.

Stained Glass

This American artist uses glass to create dramatic and colorful interior installations, such as the one at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Dale Chihuly

The only way an artist can work with metal is to heat it to a liquid state.


If an artist wanted to create an artwork sure to last for many thousands of years, wood would be a good material to use.


Textile art cannot express biographical or historical meaning.


This craft medium uses threads, fabrics, and other textiles.


The process of using wood to create mosaic images, as used in the design by Francesco di Giorgio Martini to decorate a private studio for the Duke of Urbino around 1480, is called ________.


The South African wood turner Andrew Early creates his work using a power-driven spinning support called a ________.


The Greek pediment on the temple dedicated to the god Zeus at Olympia depicts a scene from ________.

The battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs

When Buddha was born he sprang miraculously from the sea as a full-grown man.


The doors of the Church of Saint Michael’s at Hildesheim, Germany, ________.

All the above

Navajo sand paintings are generally made to be passed down from generation to generation.


Buddha can be discerned from a Bodhisattva (Buddhist saint) by the amount of jewelry that the figure is wearing.


The Ecstasy of St. Teresa was meant to show Teresa ________.

All the above

In ancient Egypt, what is a book of the dead?

A collection of spells and incantations designed to help with navigating the afterlife

Why might the paintings at Lascaux be considered sacred?

Because the site was visited repeatedly and painted again and again

Why is the building at Ise Jingu rebuilt every twenty years?

Because nature is cynical and the shrine, too, must be renewed and refreshed

Mark Rothko wanted his paintings at the Rothko Chapel ________.

To create an environment that transported the viewer beyond everyday reality

Architects consider this when designing a building.

All the above

The Egyptians were the only ancient civilization to create load bearing constructions.


This is a ceiling based on the structural principles of the arch.


The architects of the Renaissance looked to the ________ for their inspiration.

Greeks and Romans

This architectural construction method consists of two uprights and a crossbeam.

Post and lintel

A room that uses numerous columns to support a flat ceiling is known as a ________ hall.


The term for this type of arch is: (Picture)


Styles of art and architecture that were inspired by the Greeks and Romans are referred to as ________.


This nineteenth-century North American construction method uses lightweight wooden frames, instead of heavy timbers, to support the building.

Balloon Framing

This cast-iron building was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and was more than a third of a mile long.

Crystal Palace

In The Armada Portrait, it is suggested that Queen Elizabeth is:

All of the above

The term iconic refers to something that has become famous and has widely recognizable characteristics.


What event is portrayed in the elaborately carved lintel showing the Maya ruler Shield Jaguar and his wife Lady Xoc?

A bloodletting ritual

The sculpture Chibinda Ilunga, made by the Chokwe people of Central Africa, depicts a king as a powerful hunter.


The portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs over Tiananmen has never been taken down since the day it was first hung.


The Stela of Hammurabi:

Has an entire law code written on it

What material was used to make the Olmec colossal heads?


The essence of visual communication design is the use of ________ to communicate information and ideas.


Who was the German inventor of the printing press and movable type?

Johannes Gutenberg

If you were to design an instruction manual for building a car, good illustration as well as text would be vital.


The ________ was a German school of art and design that operated in the early twentieth century. The students at the school were immersed in the idea that "form follows function."


These simple, symbolic graphics are often used for products that people of many different cultures use, so that there is no need for language translation:


James Montgomery Flagg created an illustration of this character, who the artist used for recruitment posters during World Wars I and II.

Uncle Sam

The primary colors that make up the basis for commercial printing are ________.

Cyan, magenta, yellow

The primary colors used to create color in an electronic display are ________.

Red, green, blue

Physicists have explained that when we see a color, it is the portion of the light spectrum that a surface fails to ________.


If you were to look at a t-shirt that absorbed the colors violet, blue, green, yellow, and orange, what color would the t-shirt appear to be?


The traditional primary colors are ________.

Red, yellow, blue

Colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel are radically different in wavelength and are called ________.

Complementary colors

Analogous color combinations can be used to create unity and steer viewers toward a particular attitude or emotion. Mary Cassatt’s The Boating Party uses yellow, green, and blue hues to create a ________ and ________ composition.


Color associations vary by culture. For example, an American bride would probably wear white, while her Asian counterpart might wear ________.


When a color is associated with hot or cold we refer to this as color ________.


Henri Matisse was a member of the ________ movement, a group of artists who were especially focused on using color as intensely as they could.


We see this type of color when the brain receives so much color information that it is forced to simplify what we perceive.

Optical color

In 2014, Cloud Gate artist ___________________ purchased exclusive rights to Vantablack, the world’s blackest pigment.

Anish Kapoor

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

Spanish civilians attacking French soldiers

The photograph General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executing a Viet Cong Prisoner in Saigon, taken by photojournalist Eddie Adams, shows an innocent civilian being killed by a Vietnamese General.


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

The American Civil War

Nick Ut never found out what happened to the Vietnamese girl he photographed running away after a napalm attack in which she had been burned


Pablo Picasso’s Guernica was an invented vision he made to express the terror he felt after waking from a nightmare


The ruler in the Palette of Narmer is identified using hierarchical scale.


The Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered by women.


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

All the above

In The War, Otto Dix paints a soldier lying in a trench in the ________ section of his artwork.


Why were some people against Maya Lin’s design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

It descended into the ground

What does the word "photograph" mean?

Seeing through a lens

A major benefit of the daguerreotype process is that ________.

It creates very detailed images

Landscape photographs, such as those taken by Ansel Adams, help raise awareness about:

Nature’s grandeur and the wilderness of the American West

The American photographer Edward Weston focused closely on the subject of his Pepper No. 30, making the viewer concentrate on the ________ and ________ of the vegetable.


In order for photojournalistic news photos to be effective they need to be seen as ________.


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

Extreme performance pieces

Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine went undercover in factories and mines to expose the injustices of child labor.


Color photographs could be made from the time that the first photographic processes were invented.


Why did Rembrandt make so many self-portraits?

All the above

Who is the artist of Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe?

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Because she wanted to depict distinct aspects of her identity

What was the inspiration for Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series?

Old movies

What kind of artworks do the Guerrilla Girls make?

Feminist posters and pamphlets

Who was Hatshepsut?

A female Egyptian pharaoh

Which of the following movements influenced the filmmaker Spike Lee?

The Civil Rights Movement

What is true of "You Became a Scientific Profile"?

All the above

Which of the following nudes was made first and served as an influence on the others?

Titian, Venus of Urbino

The way that images appear to be moving in films and videos is actually an optical illusion.


Thanks to research by Muybridge, we know that when in full gallop, a horse’s legs are ________ when all of them are off the ground.

Underneath its body

One of the first popular films to use color imagery was ________.

The Wizard of Oz

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

All the above

Using a sequence of specially generated drawings to create scenes in a movie is called ________.

Cel animation

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

Ku Klux Klan

The film The Artist, released in 2011, comments on "the good old days" of the film industry by using ________.

Silence and black and white

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


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

All the above


Making a movie by filming slightly varying separate still drawings, models, or computer generated images, and putting them together in a sequence so that they appear to move

Film Genre

Categories of film that have developed recognizable plots, types of characters, and scenery


Small storefront movie theaters popular in the early 20th century


Series of sketches or pictures used to show the scenes that will be filmed in a movie or created using animation

Synchronized Sound

Sound that is recorded during a scene or that coordinates with filmed images

Beyonce’s wardrobe for the 2017 Grammy Awards was meant to reference Victorian era standards of beauty.


Ancient Greek notions of beauty were based upon the combination of an underlying canon of mathematical proportions with the finely honed physiques possessed by male athletes.


The form of the goddess’s figure in The Birth of Venus was based on ________.

Classical Greek sculptures

Which of the following issues are raised by Yasumasa Morimura’s Portrait (Futago)?

All the above

What did the artist of Loving Care do to create the work?

She dipped her head in a bucket of dye and mopped the floor with her hair

The artist ORLAN is known for her live performances while undergoing plastic surgery.


John Cage’s concert for the opening of the National Arts Foundation can be seen as a happening because:

It expanded the scope of art to include the lived moment

Jackson Pollock is known for:

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

Artworks made using alternative media are best accessed by ________ but often exist only in the form of ________.

Direct experience…visual documentation or personal accounts

Kara Walker’s installation Insurrection! (Our Tools were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On) combines:

Silhouette drawings and productions

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