Historical Development of Art
Trompe-l'œil is a technique which makes a painting look 3D.

Historical Development of Art

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques, like shading or colour mixing, and partly about learning about the historical development of art. Art forms have changed in many ways over time and historical influences have shaped the art forms we see today. This quiz is all about the course of this development.

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  1. Many things have influenced art over history. What have been two major influences?
    There have been many more influences over the years but these two things have had a huge impact
  2. Gothic Art developed in France in the 12th century. It can mostly be seen where?
    Gothic art was heavily influenced by the Bible
  3. At the beginning of the 20th century, several artists developed what we now call what?
    Modern art covers all sorts of styles and movements and is changing and developing all the time
  4. Very early examples of art can be found on cave walls, painted thousands of years ago. What might have been used as paint?
    The dirt or charcoal would have been mixed with spit or animal fat to make paint!
  5. Paintings from centuries ago are useful today. Why might this be?
    We can see what daily life was like, how buildings used to look and how the world has changed
  6. The Ancient Egyptians produced wall paintings, architecture and sculptures. Which creature did they like to sculpt in particular?
    Many Egyptians worshipped their cats like gods!
  7. Chinese painting is one of the oldest art forms that continues to exist today. Where did it first appear?
    Very early Chinese painting included spirals, dots, squiggly lines, and various animals
  8. Early Indian paintings usually had what as their subjects?
    Sometimes the paintings were huge but some were incredibly small and detailed
  9. The Ancient Greeks were great artists. What did they often paint on vases?
    The pictures on the vases often told a story
  10. Ancient Roman paintings give the first example of a trompe-l'œil. What does this mean?
    An example would be of a door painted onto the wall, but made to look real

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