Art History 1380 quiz 1 Flashcards


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1

A recurring approach(s) to representation throughout the Ancient Near East include(s):

use of composite view, and the balance of naturalism and abstraction

2

During the Neolithic period, after the Paleolithic period and the Ice-Age ended:

architecture began, and representations of humans in art increased

3

The Assyrian relief of king Ashurbanipal hunting lions, which included the dying lioness, showed:

the kings' power and strength, and that the artists had great powers of observation

4

In Sumerian art, the hierarchy of social classes was expressed in:

the design of the ziggurat, and the size of votive figures

5

The "Venus" of Willendorf probably represented

the idea of fertility and its importance

6

The following culture(s) had a hierarchical society in which different classes had different rights and privileges:

Egyptian and Sumerian

7

Prehistoric cave painters used:

mineral and plant pigments, brushes, spray painting, and come-and-go-outlines

8

The part(s) of the body that had special symbolic significance in ancient art:

hair and eyes

9

Egyptian art was strongly influenced by the following cultural circumstances and factors:

the Nile River, belief in the "ka", and the absolute authority of the pharaoh

10

The earliest building construction techniques included:

post-and-lintel

11

The Egyptian canon for representing the human figure included:

figural proportions, composite view, and hierarchy of importance

12

Pictorial devices used by ancient artists to indicate the most important figure in an image include:

larger size, and higher placement on the pictorial surface

13

In Egyptian sculpture, harder stone could be used to show:

status/importance of the subject, eternal life, and the strength and power of the person represented

14

Subjects frequently represented in Ancient Mesopotamian art include:

kings or other rulers

15

The composite view was used by ancient artists:

to describe the body and indicate the figure has symbolic meaning