CLEP Humanities : Answering Other Questions About Nineteenth-century 2D Visual Art

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Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Nineteenth Century 2 D Visual Art

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The above picture is an example of art from what nation?

Possible Answers:

Korea

Japan

India

Indonesia

China

Correct answer:

Japan

Explanation:

This image, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Hokusai, is one of the iconic and indelible images of Japanes art. Done in the ukiyo-e woodblock printing style, the print is in many copies throughout the world, and in the usual fashion of nineteenth-century Japanese art, it depicts a dramatic force of nature in a landscape. Additionally, its formalism and representational elements are indicative of art from the Edo period (1603-1867).

Example Question #2 : Answering Other Questions About 2 D Visual Art

The poet Lord Byron, the musical composer Frederic Chopin, and the painter Eugene Delacroix were all a part of what widespread artistic movement?

Possible Answers:

Impressionism

Baroque

Modernism

Romanticism

Neoclassicism

Correct answer:

Romanticism

Explanation:

Romanticism was an artistic movement across many disciplines during the first part of the nineteenth century which was a reaction to the empiricism of the Enlightenment and the formalism of Neoclassicism. Works like Lord Byron's poem Don Juan celebrated a bold hero devoted to the good life. Frederic Chopin used folk melodies to create sweeping, emotional music for the piano and symphonies. Eugene Delacroix's The Massacre at Chios commemorated a moment in the nationalist uprising of the Greek Revolution.

Example Question #2 : Answering Other Questions About Nineteenth Century 2 D Visual Art

The artistic movement known as Impressionism was reacting against what establishment that set standards in French culture?

Possible Answers:

Le Exposition Universelle de 1889

Le Salon d'Automne

Le Sorbonne

L'ecole des Beaux Arts

Le Salon de Paris

Correct answer:

Le Salon de Paris

Explanation:

The Salon was the absolute pinnacle of the French art world from 1725 to 1890. In the late nineteenth century, the committee in charge of what art work was shown at the Salon valued grand historical and dramatic landscape paintings done in a clean realist style. The Impressionists desired to make paintings of vivid emotion with visible brushstrokes about scenes of everyday life.

Example Question #4 : Answering Other Questions About 2 D Visual Art

Which 19th-century art movement began in Paris with an emphasis on the changing quality of light and visible brushstrokes?

Possible Answers:

Modernism

Expressionism

Impressionism

Cubism

Neoclassicism

Correct answer:

Impressionism

Explanation:

Expressionism and Cubism began in the 20th century. Becoming more popular after World War I, Modernism led to more abstract works. Neoclassicism began during the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century and recalled the art and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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