Baroque Art Multiple Choice Questions
1St. Charles of the Four Fountains is an unusual Baroque building because of its
Arich, decorative textures of various colors
Blarge staircase preceding the entrance
2Vanitas paintings are usually seen as symbolic elements in
Astill lifes, where they demonstrate the passing nature of human life
Bgenre paintings, where they show the foibles of human interactions
Clandscapes, where they stress the changing nature of the seasons
Dhistorical paintings, where they indicate the folly of greatness and triumph
3Which of the following is the prime reason why Caravaggio's public and patrons found his art objectionable?
AHe copied directly from great masters of the Renaissance and was considered derivative rather than inventive.
BHe worked for discredited bishops, popes, and kings and was tainted by association.
CHe made saintly figures have earthy characteristics, which shocked church officials.
DHe showed the harsh glare of direct sunlight on his figures, which illuminated them in an uncompromising light.
4The Direct influence of Caravaggio can be seen in works by other painters, especially
AVelazquez's Water Carrier of Seville
BVan Dyck's Charles I Dismounted
CRuisdael's View of Haarlem
DRigaud's Louis XIV
5Patronage in the Baroque period came principally from the aristocracy or the Church except in
6Portrait painters such as Rembrandt were noted for their
Afidelity to the likenesses of their subjects
Cequity in arranging individuals in groups
Dreliance on classical subject matter
7Saint Paul's Cathedral by Christopher Wren was built
Aafter the Thirty Years' War
Bas a Counter-Reformation statement
Cafter the War of Spanish Succession
Dafter the Great Fire of London
8An important development in the Baroque is interest in landscape architecture. Usually Baroque landscape architects
Atry to dominate the building with landscape
Bcreate long avenues for dramatic views
Crely on the circle as the most perfect shape
Dimitate great landscape paintings in their work
9Genre paintings are the specialty of
D Jan Vermeer
10An innovation seen in the architecture of Borromini is his
Ause of non-Western elements in his Catholic churches
Bmassing of forms on a grand scale to achieve a powerful effect
Cuse of gardens to enhance the setting of his buildings
Dcreation of stone buildings that are not linear but curvilinear and undulating in form
11San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane by Borromini is unique because of its______.
Cplacement on the site
Delastic concave and convex surfaces
12Francesco de Zurbaran worked primarily for ______.
DPope Innocent X
13During his diplomatic visit to Spain, Rubens, in the company of Velazquez, rediscovered the works in the royal collection by______.
14Hals and Rembrandt made innovative contributions to the history of portraiture in pictures of:
Bthe Hapsburg monarchy
Ccivic guard companies
Dboth a and c
15In Holland, an artist's chief means of support came from the ______
Achurch of Rome
DDutch King and queen
16The theatrical illusionism of Baroque works is similar to those seen in which of the following periods?
17Dutch artists sold their work through
Dall of the above
18An invisible complement is implied in Bernini's work depicting______.
APope Innocent X
Cthe finding of Moses
Dthe meeting of Pope Leo I and Attilla
19Velazquez was appointed court painter to the Spanish______.
BPope Innocent X
CKing Phillip IV
DPope Urban VIII
20The architect who designed the colonnade and piazza in front of St. Peter's was ______.
DSir Christopher Wren
21The Codex Mendoza was created for
AAztecs as an official account of their history
Bthe Aztecs as a record of their civilization before the conquest by Spain
CAntonio de Mendoza as a keepsake to remember his time spent in Mexico
DEuropeans to show them this history of the Aztecs
22The Virgin of Guadalupe by Miguel Gonzalez shows the influence of Asian art in its
Ause of exotic materials, such as mother-of-pearl
Bsubject matter, which included the Chinese shrine at Guadalupe
CChinese calligraphy idet6ifying the images
Dabstract formulae for depicting the human body