ZT-Art History: Cézanne’s Painting

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Cézanne’s Painting

1.What is the discussion mainly about

  • A. Objects that Cézanne often depicted in his paintings
  • B. Details about how the brain interprets visual information
  • C. Explanations of Cézanne’s painting style
  • D. A theory that progress in neuroscience influenced nineteenth-century painters

2.According to the professor, what did nineteenth-century painters consider to be a weakness of photography

  • A. Cameras at the time could not capture fast-moving objects.
  • B. Photographs did not reflect reality as it is actually experienced.
  • C. Images in early photographs often had blurry outlines.
  • D. Cameras could only be used under certain lighting conditions.

3.Why does the professor talk about a painting depicting a harbor scene at sunrise

  • A. To compare it with a photograph of the same subject
  • B. To explain a technique used by painters to convey the passage of time
  • C. To explain the difference between Cézanne’s paintings and the paintings of other Impressionists
  • D. To introduce a type of painting that Impressionist painters rebelled against

4.According to the professor, what has modern neuroscience revealed about human vision

  • A. Artists often process visual images differently than other people do.
  • B. The brain has difficulty processing visual images that are too chaotic.
  • C. The eye functions like a camera that sends exact images to the brain.
  • D. Images of sharply outlined objects are a result of brain processing.

5.What is the student’s opinion of the book he read about Cézanne

  • A, He does not think the author provides adequate support for the theory.
  • B. He thinks the author misunderstands basic neuroscience.
  • C. He thinks the book’s ideas apply to earlier Impressionists as well as to Cézanne.
  • D. He finds the author’s conclusions convincing.

6.What opinion does the professor express concerning Cézanne’s move toward abstraction

  • A. It was a natural extension of the principles underlying Impressionism.
  • B. It was motivated by Cézanne’s dislike of Impressionist paintings.
  • C. It was a result of Cézanne’s experimentation with photography.
  • D. It was inspired by Cézanne’s familiarity with neuroscience research.
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