CLEP Humanities : Answering Other Questions About Twentieth-Century 2D Visual Art

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Example Questions

Example Question #29 : Visual Arts

Which of the following artistic movements was heavily influenced by the freeform nature of jazz music?

Possible Answers:

Abstract Expressionism

Bauhaus

Impressionism

Cubism

Futurism

Correct answer:

Abstract Expressionism

Explanation:

The eclectic, improvisational nature of jazz had a wide influence in other artistic forms. In particular, visual artists sought to take some of jazz's extemporaneous elements and apply them to painting and sculpture. This idea greatly influence Jackson Pollock's "drip method" and other aspects of Abstract Expressionist art from the 1940s and 1950s.

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