Listen to part of a lecture in an art history class. The professor has been discussing the Italian Renaissance.
- What does the professor mainly discuss?
- A. What inspired the main themes of Renaissance frescoes.
- B. Techniques used in the creation of Renaissance frescoes.
- C. How Renaissance painters restored ancient frescoes that were deteriorating.
- D. Different techniques for painting on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
- Why does the professor mention the ancient Romans?
- A. To explain that they did not paint the walls and ceilings of buildings.
- B. To point out that they first made the term “fresco” popular.
- C. To make the point that frescoes were created before the Renaissance.
- D. To introduce an important difference between ancient art and Renaissance art.
- According to the professor, what were two purposes of the reed mats?
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- A. To provide a comfortable area for artists to stand on while painting.
- B. To prevent moisture from damaging frescoes.
- C. To cover and protect frescoes during the cold season.
- D. To create a smooth surface for the application of plaster.
- What point does the professor emphasize about buildings from the Italian Renaissance?
- A. They were large in order to indicate wealth.
- B. They were designed by teams of engineers.
- C. Most of them were built with very smooth walls.
- D. Very few of them were decorated on the inside.
- What does the professor imply about the idea that artistic geniuses worked in solitude?
- A. It has been gaining support among today’s scholars.
- B. It is accurate for Michelangelo, but not for Raphael.
- C. It is accurate for Renaissance artists, but not for today’s artists.
- D. It does not apply to artists working on frescoes.
- What does the professor imply about the process of creating frescoes?
- A. Some frescoes took hundreds of years to complete.
- B. Many frescoes were created entirely by apprentices.
- C. Apprentices worked independently of one another on different sections of a wall at the same time.
- D. One section of a fresco was completed before the next section was begun.
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