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Baroque Test A

Section 4:  Baroque Art

Version A (50 points)


Matching:  USING THE ANSWER SHEET, write the letter of the definition next to the word or phrase it defines (2 points).

1.       Trompe l’oeil                                                     A.  a painting done in wet plaster on the wall

2.  Genre Painting                                                    B.  A box or darkened room into which an image of what is outside is projected using a small hole and a lens

3.  Body of work                                                       C.  It means “light-dark” in Italian; extreme highlights & shadows

4. Chiaroscuro                                                          D. 3 paintings that go together but could be hung separately

5. Fresco                                                                  E. someone who supports, protects, or champions someone or something; a sponsor or benefactor

6.  Impasto                                                               F.  thickly applied paint

7.  Triptych                                                               G.  a collection of artworks seen as a whole

8.  Patron                                                                  H.  It means “fools the eye” in French; extremely realistic painting or drawing

9.  Camera Obscura                                                  I.  scenes (or people) from everyday life

10. Commission                                                       J.  the act of hiring someone to execute a certain work or set of works; a contract


Multiple Choice:  USING THE ANSWER SHEET, write the answer in the blank (2 points).

11.  The greatest sculptor of the Baroque Period was

                a. Gianlorenzo Bernini

                b. Diego Rodrigueq Velazquez (de Silva)

                c.  Franz Hals


12.  Who was the founder of the Baroque style?

                a. William Hogarth

                b. Michelangelo da Caravaggio

                c. Rembrandt van Rijn


13.  Which painting was voted “the world’s greatest painting” by artists and art critics in 1985?

                a. “The Blue Boy”

                b. “The Calling of St. Matthew”

                c. “Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor)”


14. This Spanish Baroque artist, born a nobleman, became the court painter of Philip IV, painting 34 portraits of the king.  Who was he?

                a. Georges de la Tour

                b. Diego Rodriguez Velazquez (de Silva)

                c. Rembrandt van Rijn

15.  Patrons often refused to pay Michelangelo da Caravaggio for artworks they had commissioned.  Why?

a.  Because he was often in trouble with the law

b. Because he painted in drastic lights and shadows

c. Because he used ordinary people to portray religious subjects, painting their imperfections.


16.  “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” was sculpted by:

                a.  Rembrandt van Rijn

                b.  Gianlorenzo Bernini

                c.  Georges de la Tour


17.  What is the subject of the painting, “Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor)”?

                a. The princess Margarita

                b. The King and Queen of Spain

                c. The maids of the court


18.  Which Baroque artist ran his own studio and had many pupils who imitated his manner, which made it difficult for scholars to define his body of work?

                a. William Hogarth

                b. Sir Christopher Wren

                c. Rembrandt van Rijn


19.  Art rendered at a very specific instant of movement in time, art that is ornate or fancy, and art in which light is often theatrical is called:

                a. Impressionism

                b. Modernism

                c. Baroque


20.   Give an example of an object a painter would paint in an artwork that symbolizes vanitas (1 point).


21.  Name one difference between the two artworks named “David” by Caravaggio and by Bernini (1 point).


Matching.  ON THE ANSWER SHEET, match the name of the artwork with the artist who created it (2 points).


22.  “The Calling of St. Matthew”                               a. El Greco


23.  “View of Toledo”                                                  b. Caravaggio


24. “Self Portrait”                                                        c.  Georges de la Tour


25. “Fountain of the Four Rivers”                                d. Rembrandt


26. “Joseph the Carpenter”                                         e. Bernini

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