CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Form of Classical 2D Visual Art

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Example Question #1 : Analyzing The Form Of Classical 2 D Visual Art

The kind of artwork that features many pieces of glass or tile arranged into a portrait or other image is called a __________.

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While "mosaic" is a very broad term, it refers to any artwork made by assembling together small pieces of glass and tile. Roman artists and architects frequently used mosaics to create artwork in homes and buildings, and these were frequently realistic depictions of people or landscapes. Mosaics are still used by artists today, but can often take on abstract forms.

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