Intro Into Art: Artistic Inspiration

Intro Into Art: Artistic Inspiration

Medium is _____________.
A. The materials used by an artist.
Hercules, the Great Warrior, and the history behind the saying, “an elephant never forgets,” are both examples of what type of artistic inspiration?
D. Myth/Legend.
Which of the following is not likely an intention of Da Vinci’s, when he created his work of art, entitled Old Man Contemplating the Flow of Water?
D. The man is of old-age because all great philosophers in history have been elderly.
Portraits were considered extremely important in early history because they were _____________.
B. The only method for recording images of people.
All of the following are important elements to projecting an idea to a concrete work of art, except which?
C. Metaphor.
What is the difference between design and technique?
D. Design refers to the overall organization of a work of art, where as technique refers to the way the artist used the materials to create a desired outcome or impression.
Which of the following is not true regarding the use and importance of symmetry?
C. It creates differentiation between each part through the use of dimension and scale.
The above painting is Michelangelo Buonarroti’s, Last Judgement. He was able to include so much detail and meaning because of his own ________.
C. Understanding of theology and the Bible
Winslow Homer’s, Shore and Surf (above), is an example of how artists take elements from the environment to _____________.
B. transform and represent their mood and messages.
A visual artist is someone who ________________.
A. Captures the meaning and importance of a subject through visual representation instead of words.