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Quiz about An Art Terms Quickie
Quiz about An Art Terms Quickie

An Art Terms 'Q'uickie! Trivia Quiz


Welcome to my 'Q' art terms quiz. This quiz is relatively short...what can you expect, we're talking about the letter Q. Also, you will notice this is an amalgam of both Western and Asian art terms, don't be daunted!

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
112,730
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
402
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Question 1 of 5
1. This is a type of illusionist painting wherein the artist attempts to extend the real architectural elements in a room by 'continuing' them along the walls or ceiling using elements of perspective and foreshortening...name it!
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Question 2 of 5
2. The Qilin is one of the three primary mystical creatures of Chinese mythology, along with the 'long' (dragon) and 'feng' (phoenix). With which creature of Western mythology is the Qilin typically likened?
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Question 3 of 5
3. True or false: The 15th century is referred to with the adjective 'Quattrocento' when discussing Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture.


Question 4 of 5
4. A very eclectic style of architecture became popular in the United States during the last few decades of the 19th century. After which English Queen was this style named?
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Question 5 of 5
5. One of the key women of Chinese art and myth, she is called 'Xi Wang Mu', and is the guardian of the peach trees of immortality, which bear fruit once every three-thousand years. How is her name translated into English?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This is a type of illusionist painting wherein the artist attempts to extend the real architectural elements in a room by 'continuing' them along the walls or ceiling using elements of perspective and foreshortening...name it!

Answer: Quadratura

Quadratura was practiced by ancient Roman painters and was revived by Renaissance painters such as Masaccio and Mantegna, in their early experiments with new scientific techniques involving perspective. The greatest of the quadraturisti, as the specialists with this technique were called, was the Italian Baroque artist Andrea Pozzo, who mostly worked ceilings.
2. The Qilin is one of the three primary mystical creatures of Chinese mythology, along with the 'long' (dragon) and 'feng' (phoenix). With which creature of Western mythology is the Qilin typically likened?

Answer: Unicorn

The Qilin (pronounced chee-lean) is essentially half-horse, half-lion, and is normally depicted in Chinese art with one or two horns. The Qilin also appears in Chinese literature, and one is fabled to have appeared at the birth of the great Chinese sage Confucius.
3. True or false: The 15th century is referred to with the adjective 'Quattrocento' when discussing Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture.

Answer: True

Strange as it may seem, the 15th century is the 'Quattrocento' of Italian art. But is it strange when we consider that the 15th century includes the years 1401-1500? Of course not. Great Quattrocento art included the works of Masaccio, Donatello, Ghiberti, Verrocchio and many other Renaissance masters...in my opinion, the most important century of art until the twentieth.
4. A very eclectic style of architecture became popular in the United States during the last few decades of the 19th century. After which English Queen was this style named?

Answer: Queen Anne

A house built in the Queen Anne style would include an amalgam of different architectural elements, including large chimneys, high-gabled roofs, balconies/verandas and many other eclectic elements. The Queen Anne style is characterized as 'organic' and was necessarily assymetric in form. Queen Anne style was first employed by English architect Norman Shaw and quickly became popular in America.

It was named for Queen Anne of England, who ruled during the early 18th century. The Queen Anne style is meant to resemble architecture built during the period of her reign.
5. One of the key women of Chinese art and myth, she is called 'Xi Wang Mu', and is the guardian of the peach trees of immortality, which bear fruit once every three-thousand years. How is her name translated into English?

Answer: Queen Mother of the West

Xi Wang Mu literally translates as 'Queen Mother of the West'. Under her guard was the sacred peach trees grown in the Western Paradise, the fruit of which bestowed immortality...which simply can't be offered to just anybody! The Xi Wang Mu has appeared regularly in Chinese painting and sculpture since Han times (2,000 years ago, approximately). No telling when the next batch of fruit will ripen! Thank you for trying this short quiz, I hope you enjoyed yourself and learned something fun. Please give my other art terms quizzes a try if you so wish!
Source: Author thejazzkickazz

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