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1.The Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh, indicates the power of the artist's _______ line.

a.expressive

b.analytical

c.classical

d.contour

2.Pat Steir's series The Drawing Lesson Part 1, Line # 1 is about what type of line?

a.various artists' unique expressive lines

b.implied lines

c.classical line

d.lines of sight

3.

Titian's Assumption and Consecration of the Virgin demonstrates the power of:

a.

stained glass.

b.

color.

c.

gender associations with line.

d.

lines of sight.

4.

How is Sol LeWitt's line (p. 64) best described in his work, Wall Drawing No. 681 C?

a.

personal

b.

romantic

c.

analytic

d.

soft contour

5.

Hung Liu's paintings, such as Three Fujins (p. 69), rely on contrasts between two very important elements:

a.

yin and yang.

b.

her love of Mao's Cultural Revolution and her need to paint.

c.

carefully drawn structural lines and uncontrolled drip lines

d.

All of the above.

6.

The organization of visual elements in an artwork is called:

a.

an outline.

b.

a still life.

c.

a retrospective.

d.

a composition.

7.

Lines that create a sense of movement and direction are called:

a.

continuous line.

b.

contour lines.

c.

implied lines.

d.

construction lines.

8.

In House (p.57), how does Jaune Quick-to-See Smith evoke the simplicity of traditional Native American lifestyles that have disappeared?

a.

complex metaphors and dynamic lines

b.

simple black outlines and ironic messages

c.

kinetic forms and gestural brushstrokes

d.

political activism and romantic imagery

9.

What cultural conventions (p. 74) did Robert Mapplethorpe challenge in his photographic portrait of female bodybuilder, Lisa Lyon?

a.

the role of religion in art

b.

the use of classical models in modern photography

c.

the belief that line is the most important element in art

d.

the traditional representation of the female nude

10.

Hung Liu studied and taught to paint with a strict classical line that is associated with the style of:

a.

the expressionists.

b.

abstract expressionism.

c.

post-impressionism.

d.

Russian Social Realism.

11.

When a style of line becomes associated as an artist's work, we say it is:

a.

autographic.

b.

calligraphic.

c.

static.

d.

generic.

12.

Cezanne's The Basket of Apples is full of what appear to be "mistakes" but are actually________.

a.

attempts to animate the picture plane

b.

ways to make the composition more dynamic

c.

artistic choices meant to engage the imagination of the viewer

d.

all of the above

13.

What is generally the preferred medium of Andy Goldsworthy?

a.

oil paint

b.

bronze

c.

clay

d.

natural materials found on-site

14.

Which of these visual elements is most obvious in Andy Goldsworthy's Hazel Leaves?

a.

line

b.

shape

c.

texture

d.

space

15.

Line can define space by _____________.

a.

creating texture

b.

indicating the edge of a 2-d shape or 3-d form

c.

creating value

d.

all of the above

16.

In Giacometti's Man Pointing, our eye is directed down his right arm and past his pointed finger to some imagined point of interest beyond. This is an example of which formal element?

a.

contour line

b.

texture

c.

implied line

d.

perspective...
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