Modern Art

 

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Modern Art

Question 1
Which of the following art movements and styles did artist and teacher Josef Albers not inspire?
A
Surrealism
B
Geometric abstraction
C
Color Field painting
D
Abstract Expressionism

Question 2
The Bauhaus school was known chiefly as a place where artists could do what?
A
Learn in a majestic rural setting, away from the bustling urban center
B
Be instructed in craft based arts only
C
Receive practical instruction while being allowed to pursue multiple artistic disciplines
D
Master techniques in producing Cubist portraits, in the tradition of Picasso and Braque

Question 3
Which of the following best describes Umberto Boccioni's approach to painting in the Futurist style?
A
He adored still-life as a medium and he strived to create a futurist approach for it
B
He loved technological advancements but generally hated war, and avoided depicting anything related to it in his work
C
He believed that the past had no bearing on how the present-day artist should view the world around him
D
His chief preoccupation was with color and color theory

Question 4
Carolee Schneemann is most commonly associated with which of the following art movements?
A
Postmodernism
B
Performance art
C
Feminist art
D
All of the above

Question 5
The signature abstract forms utilized in Kenneth Noland's paintings - targets, stripes and chevrons - could be said to presage which modern movement?
A
Minimalism
B
Neo-Expressionism
C
Pop art
D
Land art

Question 6
Which of the following statements best represents an artistic Happening?
A
They only occurred at Black Mountain College in North Carolina
B
It's a performance comprised entirely of improvised music
C
Performances rely on the use of fire, water and other natural elements
D
It usually requires audience participation and elements of chance

Question 7
Who among the following artists is credited as the "father" of Constructivism?
A
Paul Cezanne
B
Andre Breton
C
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
D
Vladimir Tatlin

Question 8
Andy Warhol's iconic set of paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) is a key example of the Pop artist's what?
A
His effort to increasingly erase the artist's hand from the production process
B
Commentary on art as a product, seemingly no different than his subjects
C
Effort to convince Campbell's Soups to pay him for marketing materials
D
Both A and B

Question 9
Which is of the following is not true as it relates to Edvard Munch's painting The Scream (1893)?
A
The work incorporates visual and stylistic elements of Fauvism, Expressionism and even Surrealism
B
Munch was inspired to paint the scene after crossing a bridge in Oslo and, according to him, hearing "the enormous, infinite scream of nature"
C
This is not the only version of the painting; another was painted near the turn of the century
D
The painting's scene came to him in a vision following his admittance to a mental hospital

Question 10
Thomas Hart Benton was a popular practitioner and proponent of which artistic style?
A
American Regionalism
B
Abstract Expressionism
C
Baroque
D
Futurism
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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