Techniques used during the Renaissance
Listen to part of a lecture in an Art History class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Reasons for the transition from religious to secular themes in Renaissance art
- B. The disproportionate influence of Italian artists during the Renaissance period
- C. Techniques used during the Renaissance to produce realistic works of art
- D. A comparison of themes in paintings and sculptures during the Renaissance
- What is the professor’s opinion of Leon Battista Alberti as an artist?
- A. Alberti’s interests were too diverse for him to succeed in any one field.
- B. Alberti was ineffective in imposing his own theories on other artists.
- C. Alberti was a much more skilled artist than da Vinci or Michelangelo.
- D. Alberti represents the Renaissance ideal of wide-ranging achievement.
- According to the professor, what did Alberti consider to be the most important aspect of a Renaissance painting?
- A. That it convey an appealing narrative
- B. That its figures be posed symmetrically
- C. That its theme not be religious
- D. That its characters be positioned within a landscape
- Why did some artists begin to use the contrapposto pose?
- A. To create a cartoon-like effect
- B. To help viewers identify the main figure in a work of art
- C. To show the relative sizes of human figures
- D. To make human figures appear more natural
- Why does the professor discuss tendons and muscles?
- A. To emphasize that Alberti’s study of anatomy led to his interest in art
- B. To show the emphasis Alberti placed on using physically fit models
- C. To illustrate the difficulty of maintaining a contrapposto pose in real life
- D. To explain one of Alberti’s methods for creating accurate proportions
- Why was the development of linear one-point perspective important to Renaissance artists?
- A. It helped painters to place figures more symmetrically within their paintings.
- B. It allowed painters to create an illusion of three dimensions.
- C. It enabled artists to paint large landscapes for the first time.
- D. It encouraged artists to take an interest in geometry.
C D A D D B