Art Historical Methodologies

 

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Art Historical Methodologies

Question 1
Who was an important post-WWII Formalist art critic that promoted abstract expressionism and was among the first critics to praise the work of Jackson Pollock?
A
Clement Greenberg
B
Meyer Schapiro
C
Erwin Panofsky
D
Ernst Gombrich

Question 2
Which of the following contributed to the development of the modern art museum during the Enlightenment?
A
Cabinets of Curiosities
B
The spread of art dealers and auction houses beginning in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
C
Private art collections
D
All of the above

Question 3
Fill in the blank. As society developed under the influence of trade and prosperity during the ....., courts and the bourgeoisie started collecting art and works of art began to be appreciated for themselves rather than for their symbolic value.
A
Hellenistic period
B
Roman period
C
Middle Ages
D
Renaissance

Question 4
Which of the following is a kind of visual description whose goal is to make the reader envision the thing described as if it were physically present?
A
Ekphrasis
B
Formal analysis
C
Axonometric projection
D
"Realistic" description

Question 5
Who wrote the seminal feminist art historical work, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists"?
A
Linda Nochlin
B
Griselda Pollock
C
Rozsika Parker
D
Ann Sutherland Harris

Question 6
According to Erwin Panofsky, which of the following would relate to the secondary or conventional subject matter/meaning of a painting of the Last Supper?
A
Thirteen men sitting around a table
B
Thirteen men sitting around a table that represent the Biblical account of the Last Supper
C
Outside historical, cultural, or other factors that mnay have affected the way in which the Last Supper is depicted in the painting
D
None of the above

Question 7
X-radiography is a tool used in which type of analysis?
A
Connoisseurship
B
Technical analysis
C
Stylistic analysis
D
Formal analysis

Question 8
The art historian Mieke Bal has argued that meaning does not exist until the image is seen by the viewer. Based on this claim what type of methodology do you think she uses?
A
Psychoanalysis
B
Semiotics
C
Iconography
D
Post-colonialism

Question 9
Fill in the blank. A driving force behind the art museum building boom of the ..... was a wish to stimulate the creative economy as the manufacturing economy moves to low-wage countries.
A
Late 20th century
B
Late 19th century
C
Early 20th century
D
Enlightenment

Question 10
In Giorgio Vasari's Lives of Artists , he claimed that art created from the sixteenth century down to his own time achieved perfection because art at this time possessed which of the following?
A
Grazia
B
Chiaroscuro
C
Sfumato
D
Terribilita
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