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Art History

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Studying arts and crafts is partly about learning new techniques, like shading or color 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.

At the beginning of the 20th century, several artists developed what we now call what?
Ancient art
Unusual art
Popular art
Modern art
Modern art covers all sorts of styles and movements and is changing and developing all the time
Paintings from centuries ago are useful today. Why might this be?
They give us a glimpse of life in the past
The are still nice to look at
Some new artists might want to copy them
They are good if they're made into postcards
We can see what daily life was like, how buildings used to look and how the world has changed
Chinese painting is one of the oldest art forms that continues to exist today. Where did it first appear?
On cave ceilings
On palace roofs
On the Great Wall of China
On items of pottery
Very early Chinese painting included spirals, dots, squiggly lines, and various animals
Gothic Art developed in France in the 12th century. It can mostly be seen where?
On the floors of libraries
On the walls of abbeys and cathedrals
On the side of office buildings
Underneath railroad bridges
Gothic art was heavily influenced by the Bible
The Ancient Greeks were great artists. What did they often paint on vases?
Flowers and plants
People and animals
Cars and trains
Lots of lines
The pictures on the vases often told a story
Ancient Roman paintings give the first example of a trompe-l'œil. What does this mean?
A trick of the eye
A trumpet covered in oil
A town and a wheel
A trampled egg
An example would be of a door painted onto the wall, but made to look real
Very early examples of art can be found on cave walls, painted thousands of years ago. What might have been used as paint?
Wax crayons
Water colors
Oil pastels
The dirt or charcoal would have been mixed with spit or animal fat to make paint!
Early Indian paintings usually had what as their subjects?
Birds or animals
Fish or whales
Buildings or transport
Gods or kings
Sometimes the paintings were huge but some were incredibly small and detailed
The Ancient Egyptians produced wall paintings, architecture and sculptures. Which creature did they like to sculpt in particular?
Many Egyptians worshiped their cats like gods!
Many things have influenced art over history. What have been two major influences?
Nature and food
War and religion
Buildings and construction
Transport and communication
There have been many more influences over the years but these two things have had a huge impact
Author:  Angela Smith

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