Creation of art
1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?
- A. To describe the importance of recently discovered documents from fifteenth-century Italy
- B. To contrast styles of painting in the fifteenth-century with styles of painting today
- C. To explain why Renaissance painters were willing to accept guidance from non-artists
- D. To make a connection between social values and the creation of art during the Renaissance
2. According to the professor, how was the price of a new painting determined during the High Renaissance?
- A. Artists usually set the price based on how much time they had worked on the painting.
- B. Buyers generally dictated the price before the artist began the painting.
- C. The price was negotiated between the artist and buyer and was usually based on the painting’s size.
- D. The price was determined on the open market and reflected changing fashions.
3. Why was ultramarine highly valued as a pigment during the first half of the fifteenth century?
- A. It was a shade of blue that had not been seen before in Italy.
- B. It was commonly used to decorate expensive jewelry.
- C. It was suitable for use both in paintings and on frames.
- D. It was a rich color that maintained its intensity over time.
4. Why does the professor mention black clothing?
- To illustrate a trend away from open displays of material wealth
- To point out the realistic depiction of clothing in Renaissance paintings
- To show how master artists influenced fashion trends in the fifteenth century
- To emphasize social differences between master painters and their assistants
5. What does the professor imply about master painters working in the late fifteenth century?
- A. They alone decided on the subject matter of their paintings.
- B. They had higher social status than painters from earlier in the century.
- C. They were not required to use as many expensive materials as in the past.
- D. It is impossible to know how much of an artwork they personally painted.
6. Listen to part of the lecture, then answer the question.
Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To correct an error he just made
- B. To prevent a possible misunderstanding
- C. To suggest he is unsure whether paintings became less expensive
- D. To highlight an important historical development