20th Century Photography
Listen to part of a talk in an art history class.
- What aspect of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work do the speakers mainly discuss?
- A. The kinds of objects that she selected for her paintings
- B. The influence of her painting style on photography
- C. The major abstract elements in her photographs
- D. The techniques that contributed to her distinctive style
- According to the professor, what characteristics of Large Dark Red Leaves on White indicate that it could not be a photograph?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. It depicts leaves in a setting that appears to be abstract.
- B. It is larger than most photographs of the time.
- C. It shows less realistic detail than a photograph does.
- D. It included colors that could not have been reproduced in a photograph.
- According to the professor, what principles did Arthur Wesley Dow emphasize in his art classes?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. Focusing on simple forms
- B. Using color to reveal the essence of an object
- C. Separating a form from its natural surroundings
- D. Exaggerating the size of a form
- In his discussion of O’Keeffe’s style, why does the professor describe Large Dark Red Leaves on White?
- A. To give an example of a painting that was copied from a photograph
- B. To give an example of an abstract interpretation of real objects
- C. To point out that some of O’Keeffe’s subjects were represented in their natural setting
- D. To point out the similarities between O’Keeffe’s works and works of other artists
- According to the professor, what effect did O’Keeffe expect her paintings to have on viewers?
- A. The paintings would create the same personal associations as they did for O’Keeffe.
- B. The paintings would make people see ordinary things in a new way.
- C. The paintings would mistakenly be seen as photographs.
- D. The paintings would inspire an appreciation for nature.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To emphasize a point that he made earlier about O’Keeffe’s works
- B. To emphasize that the student should have observed the painting more closely
- C. To indicate that the student’s conclusion about O’Keeffe was not foolish
- D. To indicate that he had not understood the student’s point about the painting
D BD AC B B C