CLEP Humanities : Answering Other Questions About Early Modern Architecture

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Early Modern Architecture

Who was the Renaissance architect whose guidebook and personal neoclassical style was widely influential during the Enlightenment?

Possible Answers:

Christopher Wren

Inigo Jones

Leonardo da Vinci

William de Keyser

Andrea Palladio

Correct answer:

Andrea Palladio

Explanation:

The Italian architect Andrea Palladio was well known for his own buildings in his native Venice, but gained greater fame for the work of architectural theory he composed in 1570, The Four Books of Architecture. Drawing on Greek and Roman influences, Palladio called for symmetry, domes, columns, and grand spaces. Each of these elements would become hallmarks of neoclassical architecture during the eighteenth century.

Example Question #2 : Answering Other Questions About Early Modern Architecture

Originally meant as a derogatory description, which post-Renaissance movement was characterized by ornate decoration, as seen in the palace of Versailles and in the works of Caravaggio, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?

Possible Answers:

Impressionism

Mannerism

Gothic

Baroque

Pre-modern

Correct answer:

Baroque

Explanation:

Mannerism was mainly in the sixteenth century, and was not as strong in movement or emotion. Impressionism was a nineteenth century movement focusing on small brush strokes and an emphasis on openness and light in the overall composition. Gothic art is a Medieval art style, which came before the Renaissance. Pre-modern is not an art style. Baroque style is typically used to describe Versailles and Caravaggio.

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