Baroque Test C

Section 4:  Baroque Art

Version C (50 points)


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

1.       Impasto                                                               A.   thickly applied paint

2.  Fresco                                                                     B.  someone who supports, protects, or champions someone or something; a sponsor or benefactor

3.  Chiaroscuro                                                          C.  scenes (or people) from everyday life

4. Body of work                                                        D. 3 paintings that go together but could be hung separately

5. Commission                                                           E. A box or darkened room into which an image of what is outside is projected using a small hole and a lens

6.  Trompe l’oeil                                                        F.  painting done in wet plaster on the wall

7. Camera Obscura                                                  G.  a collection of artworks seen as a whole

8.  Patron                                                                     H.  the act of hiring someone to execute a certain work or set of works; a contract

9.  Triptych                                                                  I.  It means “light-dark” in Italian; extreme highlights & shadows

10. Genre Painting                                                   J.  It means “fools the eye” in French; extremely realistic painting or drawing

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

11.  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)”


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

                a.  Rembrandt van Rijn

                b.  Gianlorenzo Bernini

                c.  Georges de la Tour


13.  The greatest sculptor of the Baroque Period was

                a. Gianlorenzo Bernini

                b. Diego Rodrigueq Velazquez (de Silva)

                c.  Franz Hals


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.  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


16.  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


17.  Who was the founder of the Baroque style?

                a. William Hogarth

                b. Michelangelo da Caravaggio

                c. Rembrandt van Rijn


18.  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

19.  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.


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.  “Fountain of the Four Rivers”                                             a. Georges de la Tour


23.  “Joseph the Carpenter”                                                       b. El Greco


24. “The Calling of St. Matthew”                                                c.  Caravaggio


25. “Self Portrait”                                                                        d. Bernini


26. “View of Toledo”                                                                   e. Rembrandt