Answer 40 short questions about Fine Art

Fine Arts Questions

  1. Avant-garde is a term that describes an artist, style or group that is new and doing things that are quite different from the norm. Depicts a style that is ahead of others.
  2. ‘Inner Feelings’ subject matter was different from that of other artists in that it was from within. Whereas other artists focused on experiences of normal life, depictions of ‘inner feelings’ was more based on inner self abstract perceptions.
  3. In other paintings of the last supper, all the 12 disciples are seen at a table with Jesus. In Emile Nolde’s The Last Supper, the table is not quite clear and not all the disciples are seen.
  4. Fauve artists focus more on portrait painting.
  5. Fauve movement is criticized as primitive and non-impressive
  6. The most prominent component of Henri Matisse’s paintings is the use of color, draughtmanship and fluid.
  7. Pablo Picasso’s Cubist style developed as a European avant-garde in the twentieth century.
  8. The critical response to the Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is that it has explosive expression of sex and anarchy.
  9. In saying ‘the father to us all’ Picasso was referring to Paul Cézanne
  10. The phrase means that he was the beginner of post-impressionist art and paintings. He inspired many artists even after his death.
  11. Cubism is of two types, analytical and synthetic. Analytical type of cubism is simple art with dark and monochromatic styling. The synthetic type is more complex and energetic with collage and is almost always two-dimensional.
  12. Picasso and Matissehad a professional rivalry kind of relationship. They were both masters of the same art and always played to compete with one another in a friendly way.
  13. The capture of modernity as illustrated by the depiction of light, movement and the speed influenced the futuristic movement.
  14. DADA was an avant-garde Swiss art movement that started in 1916. It was founded by Hugo Ball among other Zurich artists.
  15. The Duchamp’s Fountain so significant in that it depicts the beginning of twentieth-century art. The fountain began as a mere joke but became an al important iconic presentation of art.
  16. Surrealist movement was influenced largely by psychoanalysis and rational thinking.
  17. The technique Surrealist movement was influenced by DADA and cubism which came earlier.
  18. The Treachery of Images by Rene Magritte depicts the representation of reality which is not always the reality itself. The picture of a pipe is not a pipe.
  19. Non-representational art is challenging because it is based on abstract thought that only the painter can understand.
  20. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1 is so significant because it is the first nonobjective painting and the beginning of a series of paintings that are abstract and with no recognizable objects.
  21. Kandinsky’s work was influenced by Haystack series by Claude Monet. The style used by Monet confused him and inspired him to start nonobjective painting.
  22. Georgia O’Keefe’s work became so “accessible” because of its loaning to tourists destinations. This made it available where people are rather than having them to go to exhibitions and showrooms.
  23. New York City became the center of western art because of important figures such as art critics and artwork collectors who then started major exhibitions centers.
  24. Abstract Expressionist style is abstract and make use of unseen and unheard content mainly feelings and emotions. The style also consist of energetic movements using large color paintings.
  25. The three terms that describes Jackson Pollock technique are radical, unique and consistent.
  26. Pollock’s work was unique because of his ability to redefine pictorial space and categorize drawings.
  27. Abstract expressionist artists had the ability to express their feelings and emotions through paintings and to continually improve and adjust the paintings depending on emotions. In addition, they were able to depict emotions from paintings.
  28. Mark Rothko developed a new artistic style that combined expressionism and
  29. In his work, Rothko depicted a form of art that was heavily influenced by Greek mythology and philosophy. His art was filled with ideas of philosophy and myths.
  30. AbEx movement was heavily influenced by Hans Hofmann through his mentorship and teaching roles in the style.
  31. The New York School refers to a group of artists, composers, poets and dancers in New York which existed informally in 1950s.
  32. Frankenthaler’s painting technique was innovative because he is the founder of color stain painting that later became a commonality among painters.
  33. Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns claimed that the use of everyday items to depict art was better than the use of emotions as used in abstract expressionism. They were able to bring the use of emotions and abstract thinking and using everyday items in art.
  34. Robert Rauschenberg’s paintings were innovative because they used everyday items while still retaining abstract expressionism character.
  35. Pop art movement used mass-produced objects that are popular with the people for inspiration.
  36. Minimalist artists in their work reacted against the gestural and autographic use in AbEx.
  37. Environmental art was characterized by expression of nature and ecological factors in day-to-day life. They were also influenced by politics.
  38. Performance art is characterized by presentation to a live audience or within the context of fine art.
  39. Video as an art medium makes it easy to make presentation and also to preview and edit presentations. However, the real meaning and impact of an art may be lost with the quality of the video or the timings.
  40. Banksy’s work became so relevant with the political messages contained therein and the proximity to the people.
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