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- An artwork made of small ceramic or glass tiles is called a _____.
- In the center of nearly every Renaissance Italian city was a campanile, which is a _____.
- bell tower
- Which colors added to green will produce a dark grey-green?
- black and red
- Late fifteenth-century Florence had a very active art scene, in part, because art was _____.
- a symbol of social status and power
- The major event that marked the sixteenth-century shift of the center of art to Rome was _____.
- the building of the new St. Peter's
- The artist credited with developing linear perspective is _____.
- Holbein's portrait of Sir Brain Tuke differs from Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci because _____.
- it gives no sense of the sitter's emotions
- Repeating an element (such as color) in an artwork will create _____.
- visual rhythm
- The characteristic that clearly distinguishes the art of sixteenth-century northern Europe is _____.
- drawing everything in sharp outline
- Florentine sculptors of the early fifteenth century drew on classical sources to create _____.
- great naturalism
- Which artist is NOT associated with the High Renaissance in central Italy?
- The medium used to create a wash drawing is _____.
- diluted ink
- Artists of the High Renaissance were regarded as _____.
- Portraits of the late fifteenth century typically do NOT emphasize the sitter's _____.
- psychological state
- Brunelleschi's GREATEST architectural achievenemtn was the dome of the cathedral in Florence. A cathedral in Italy is frequently called a(n) _____.
- Why did Michelangelo NOT want to pain the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
- He felt that he was too inexperienced in painting
- "Latent image" is a term used in _____.
- Jan van Eyck was employed as a court painter by _____.
- Duke Philip of Burgundy
- The stone used for Michelangelo's David was originally intended to be made into a(n) _____.
- During medieval times, Italian painting was dominated by traditions from _____.
- Most Protestants in the sixteenth century did NOT advocate iconoclasm, which is the _____.
- destruction of all images
- Luca della Robbia is BEST known for his works in _____.
- Sixteenth-century architects drew upon classical architecture but emphasized a(n) _____.
- undulating surface
- Which tool is required to create a turned form of wood sculpture?
- Much of the MOST important sixteenth-century Italian art was produced in _____.
- The Palazzo Farnese has a plan that reflects the domestic architecture of _____.
- ancient Rome
- Durer's Adam and Eve is which kind of print?
- Which description below is characteristic of Masaccio's Holy Trinity?
highly decorative; very dark; frivolous; quite somber; quietly joyful;
- quite somber
- Which artist is NOT a great master of sixteenth-century Italian painting?
Michelangelo; Leonardo da Vinci; Raphael; Titian; Verrocchio
- Which BEST describes the size of Verrocchio's Guiliano de 'Medici portrait?
monumental; larger-than-life size; life size; smaller-than-life size; miniature
- larger-than-life size
- The composition of Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de 'Benci is similar to which geometric shape?
- All the techniques below are fiber arts EXCEPT:
weaving; carving; knotting; knitting; felting
- The Small Cowper Madonna was given the title after its _____.
- Which one does NOT describe a Luca della Robbia sculpture?
glazed terra-cotta; vivid colors; quite durable; roughly textured; inexpensive
- roughly textured
- The colors worn by the virgin in The Small Cowper Madonna are like those worn by the virgin in _____.
- Luca della Robbia, The Nativity
- The Adoration of the Magi is called a "tondo," meaning a painting that is _____.
- in the format of a circle
- The artist who contributed MOST greatly to the painting of the Sistine chapel ceiling was _____.
- What contributed to the twentieth-century art shift away from capturing reality?
- the invention of photography
- Leon Battista Alberti wronte the treatise De re aedifactoria on _____.
- In comparison to paintings of the High Renaissance period, Mannerist paintings tend to be _____.
- conveying depth and illusion
- Which twentieth-century art form showed a new way to represent form in space?
cubism; minimalism; abstract expressionism; color field painting; photorealism
- color field painting
- In his early days, El Greco wsa trained in Crete to pain _____.
- The painting thought to be the first to show the systematic use of linear perspective is _____.
- Holy Trinity, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
- El Greco was probably strongly influenced by an exaggerated painting style of the High Renaissance called _____.
- Leon Battista Alberti's architecture was based on _____.
- proportion and harmony
- Bronzino draws attention to the Virgin in his painting, The Holy Family, by her _____.
- vibrant garments
- In the movement called pictorialism, early photographers produced work that was _____.
- gauzy and atmostpheric
- The first freestanding male nude since ancient times was sculpted by _____.
- Which material/technique was generally NOT in use in the creation of fifteenth-century Italian art?
canvas; tempera; lost-wax casting; reduction sculpture; fresco
- An appreciate of Renaissance masterpeices is enhanced by an understanding of _____.
- historical context
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