CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Form of Nineteenth-Century 2D Visual Art

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Understanding Terminology That Describes Asian 2 D Art

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The above image is a woodblock print, meaning it __________.

Possible Answers:

can be enlarged and miniaturized easily

cannot be moved from the place it was first drawn

can have its colors easily changed

can only be shown in a large format

can be easily replicated in the same form

Correct answer:

can be easily replicated in the same form

Explanation:

The woodblock format, popular throughout Asia, is an artistic format that is produced by having a large piece of wood cut into and dyed by the artist. Thereafter, this woodblock can be printed onto canvas or paper, making it extremely easy to duplicate the work of art again and again.

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

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The composition above is a painting in the genre of __________.

Possible Answers:

history painting

still life

nude

landscape

portrait

Correct answer:

still life

Explanation:

The painter of this work, Paul Cézanne, was particularly noted for his still lifes. The one in this question, "Still Life with Skull," was painted in 1898 and is particularly notable for the inclusion of a skull, a notable feature of Cezanne's later work from the 1890s on. Cézanne's use of broad brushstrokes, layered color, and different perspectives helped create a bridge from impressionism to modern art movements like cubism.

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