Art History 1380 quiz 2 Flashcards


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1

The meaning of Greek images (in vessel painting and/or sculpture) could be

All of the above (relationships between gods and people; political allegories; and illustrations of moral values

2

The correct chronological order of the period styles defining the development of Greek art is:

Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic

3

Polykleitos was

a sculptor & writer who defined the High Classical Greek canon for representing the human figure

4

The subjects shown in Greek vessel painting consisted mostly of

Greek mythology about the Gods

5

The Greeks were very systematic in many of the arts; in architecture this encompassed the naming of all the parts of the building. The major parts of BOTH the DORIAN & IONIC Greek architectural orders include:

All of the above: (a) capital, (b) pediment, and (c) column

6

Minoan art and architecture are characterized by

(b) lots of light, (c) use of bright colors and patterns, (d)organic (curving) lines and forms

7

Iktinos and Kallicrates were important

architects

8

In Greek art, nude figures signified

(b) heroism and (b) the ideal human form

9

The Greek "kouros" was

(b) a figure of a nude male youth and (c) used as a grave marker

10

Minoan artists often took as their subject

life in and near the sea

11

The belief that powerful animals could offer magical protection as guardian figures is reflected in Aegean art by

Mycenaean lion gate

12

The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs was a popular story in Greek art that was interpreted in several different ways depending on the circumstances in which it appeared, including:

(a) superiority of rationality over irrationality and (b) superiority of the Greeks over their enemies

13

The Greek Classical “canon” included rules for artists to depict

all of the above (human body proportions; degree of human emotion; and contrapposto)

14

The Mycenaen civilization contributed to architecture with

(a) corbelled arches and (b) conical domes

15

A leading figure whose agenda strongly influenced High Classical Greek Athenian art and architecture was named

Pericles