TPO60L1 Oil Paint (Art History)



1. What does the professor mainly discuss?

A. The relationship between painting techniques and types of paint that are used

B. Reasons for the changes in the popularity of oil paint since the seventeenth century 

C. The historical development and use of oil paint

D. The main differences between oil paint and tempera


2. What reasons does the professor give for the popularity of oil paint among modem artists? Click on 2 answers

A. It can be used for a number of painting styles 

B. It allows artists to make changes

C. It does not fade easily

D. It can be made easily even by amateur painters


3. What property do tempera and acrylic paint have in common? 

A. They do not stick well to the canvas

B. They tend to crack as they dry

C. They tend to make colors look dull 

D. They dry very quickly


4. What are two points the professor makes about the painter Jan van Eyck? Click on 2 answers

A. He did not invent the use of oil as a binder

B. He improved his own oil mixtures by heating them

C. He invented tempera

D. He applied oil paint to a canvas in thin layers


5. Why does the professor talk about combining delicate brushstrokes with thick brushstrokes?
A. To explain the popularity of van Eyck’s paintings

B. To describe a difference between linseed oil and olive oil as a binder

C. To indicate that artists became more experienced in the use of oil paint

D. To point out a similarity between the painters van Eyck and van Gogh


6. Why does the professor mention Vincent van Gogh?

A. To emphasize that paintings made with thick brushstrokes were unpopular in the past

B. To show that artists did not know how to use oil paints correctly until the nineteenth century

C. To describe the origin of a painting technique used by the French Impressionists

D. To support his statement about when painters first began to use thick brushstrokes


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