Listen to part of a lecture in an Art History class.
- What aspect of Alice Neel’s work does the class mainly discuss?
- A. The ways that her artistic style developed over time.
- B. The influence of photography on her portraits.
- C. The style she used to portray her subjects.
- D. Criticism of her approach to Realism and Expressionism.
- What point does the professor make about photography and portraiture in the twentieth century?
- A. Painters began to produce more lifelike portraits in imitation of photography.
- B. Photography largely replaced the tradition of portrait painting.
- C. Photographers followed the style of portrait painters in creating their work.
- D. Both photography and portrait painting were considered inferior art.
- According to the professor, what two aspects of Neel’s work are characteristic of Expressionism?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. The depiction of unusual object.
- B. The way the subjects’ faces are portrayed.
- C. The shape of the subjects’ bodies.
- D. The use of color in the paintings.
- According to the professor, why did Neel paint portraits?
- A. She felts that it was the best way to represent a time period.
- B. She enjoys the technical challenge of painting portraits.
- C. She found that it was too difficult to earn a living painting abstract art.
- D. She followed the lead of Expressionist painters who also painted portraits.
- Why does the professor discuss the variety of people in Neel’s portraits?
- A. To explain why it took Neel a long time to find her characteristic style.
- B. To explain why Neel experimented with genres other than portraiture.
- C. To identity elements of Realism and Expressionism in Neel’s portraits.
- D. To emphasize a distinctive feature of Neel’s body of work.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To influence the students’ opinion about Alice Neel’s work.
- B. To suggest that Alice Neel created her best paintings late in her career.
- C. To reinforce the fact that Neel’s work was not appreciated.
- D. To show that Alice Neel’s situation was similar to his own.
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