Answer the following questions about art.

Question 1

Which of the following are the basic visual elements?

Group of answer choices

Subject matter, content, and context

Still life, figure, and landscape

Repetition, variation, and balance

Shape, line, and value

Fine art, folk art, and popular art

Question 2

What do you get when you combine the three light primaries red-orange, green, and blue-violet in an additive color mixture?

Group of answer choices

Achromatic colors

White light

Primary colors



Question 3

What type of color mixtures are produced when pigments of different hues are mixed together?

Group of answer choices

Additive color mixtures

White light

Secondary colors

Achromatic colors

Subtractive color mixtures

Question 4

What is the name of the position in the Linear perspective system from which the entire picture is constructed?

Group of answer choices

The vanishing point

The focal point

The vantage point

The horizon line

The negative space

Question 5

What are background areas of a composition commonly referred to as?

Group of answer choices

Negative space

Horizon line


Positive space


Question 6

What is another name for the achievement of equilibrium in a visual composition?

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Question 7

What types of color mixture do artists use when dots of pure hues are placed together so that they blend in the eye and mind.

Group of answer choices

Optical color mixtures

Additive color mixtures

Intermediate color mixtures

Secondary color mixtures

Subtractive color mixtures

Question 8

What are the three basic variables which are used to identify colors?

Group of answer choices

Tint, tone, and shade

Light, contrast, and space

Shape, line, and texture

Texture, translucency, and contour

Hue, value, and intensity

Question 9

What is hierarchical scale?

Group of answer choices

The use of unnatural figural proportions to reveal social rank

A device used to weigh ancient parchment

The use of natural proportions in a figural composition

The range of emotion in a figural work of art

The range of value from light to dark.

Question 10

Michelangelo, Pieta, 1501

Bbriefly explain, in 100 words or less, how Michelangelo altered proportion to create a serene composition in his famous Pieta (1501).

Question 11

What are the three ways of creating implied depth in a composition?

Group of answer choices

Diminishing size, vertical placement, overlapping

Repetition, variation, motion

Volume, mass, contour

Shading, cross-hatching, modeling

Color, value, detail

Question 12

What type of colors are white, black and gray?

Group of answer choices

Complementary colors

Analogous colors

Local colors

Primary colors

Achromatic colors

Question 13

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Shuttlecocks, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (1992)

What principle of design is represented in the image above?

Group of answer choices


Directional Forces




Question 14

Diagram that represents one of the principles that controls the visual weight of form.

What principle that controls the visual weight and balance of form is represented in the diagram above?

Group of answer choices

A large form is heavier than a small form.

Intense colors are heavier than pale colors.

A complex form is heavier than a simple form

A form gathers visual weight as it nears the edge.

Warm colors are heavier than cool colors

Question 15

Francisco Goya, Taormaquia (1816) Visual Balance diagram

Clearly state the type of balance represented in the two images above. Then, briefly explain what that means.

Question 16

How do artists keep us from being distracted from areas of emphasis in a composition?

Group of answer choices

Through the use of balance.

Through the use of linear perspective.

Through the use of closed form.

Through the use of subordination.

Through the use of repetition.

Question 17

Fernando Botero, ‘Caballo con bridas’, Bilbao, (2009)

Clearly state the type of 3D form represented in the image above. Then, briefly explain what that means.

Question 18

What Italian Renaissance technique is used to create the illusion that objects depicted on a flat surface are three-dimensional?

Group of answer choices


Negative shape


Open form


Question 19

Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, Whitney Museum of American Art (1930)

The image above is a good example of the use of repetition to unify a painting.

State (in 50 words or less) how this artist avoided the boredom of too much sameness in his composition? Please be clear and concise.

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