Greek And Roman Statues
Listen to part of a lecture in an art history class.
- What is the main purpose of the lecture?
- A. To explain why a particular statue of a Roman emperor is so famous
- B. To discuss how classical Greek and Roman statues looked in ancient times
- C. To describe the types of pigments Greek and Roman artists applied to statues
- D. To explain a shift from monochrome to polychrome statues in ancient times
- Why does the professor mention statues created by Renaissance artists in fifteenth-century Europe?
- A. To emphasize the importance of color in Renaissance works of art
- B. To help explain the method used to determine the age of a statue
- C. To point out the origin of the belief that ancient marble statues were monochrome
- D. To point out that Renaissance artists used other materials besides marble to create statues
- According to the professor, what are two reasons that ancient statues may no longer have any visible traces of paint?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. The paint was eroded away.
- B. The marble absorbed the paint over time.
- C. Museum curators intentionally removed the paint.
- D. The paint was accidentally removed during cleaning.
- What is the professor’s opinion about ancient statues that were once painted?
- A. They should be judged by their form rather than their color.
- B. They should be interpreted with the artists’ intentions in mind.
- C. They should be fully restored to their original colors.
- D. They probably represent only a small minority of classical statues.
- According to the professor, what is significant about the paint on the statue of Augustus?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. It helped protect the statue from erosion.
- B. The different colors were made from valuable pigments.
- C. The color of the armor indicated the youth of Augustus.
- D. The color of the cloak symbolized authority.
- What does the professor imply that art historians should do?
- A. Try to preserve deteriorating ancient pigments with an organic surface treatment.
- B. Educate the public about the damage caused by cleaning works of art.
- C. Study the remaining traces of pigments on as many ancient sculptures as possible.
- D. Try to re-create the mineral-based paints that were used in ancient times.