Visual Art 8 th Grade Curriculum Based Assessment MIDTERM

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1 Visual Art 8 th Grade Curriculum Based Assessment MIDTERM A. 1. Which of the images below best shows BALANCE as the primary design principle? Kota School, Composite Elephant Carrying a Divine Rider, c1760 B. C. Joan Miró ( Spain) Person Throwing a Stone at a Bird, 1926 D. Josef Albers ( Germany/US) Homage to the Square: Coniferous, 1958 Fon People, Cloth, 20th century,

2 2. Which of the images below best shows EMPHASIS as the primary design principle? A. Claes Oldenburg (born 1929 US) Pastry Case I, B. C. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Strudi Flooo, 2002 D. Leonardo da Vinci (Florentine, ) Ginevra de' Benci, c1474 Alma W. Thomas (American, ) Red Rose Cantata, 1973

3 3. Which of the images below best shows PATTERN as the primary design principle? A. B. Joseph Stella ( US) Factories, 1918, oil on burlap, 142 x 117 cm (56 x 46 1/8") Alonso Ramírez Fajardo, Fiesta, 1942 C. Rosalba Carriera, Woman with a Parrot D. Turkey, Rug, 16th century

4 4. Which of the images below best shows VARIETY as the primary design principle? A. B. Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum IV 1967 C. Jean François Millet, Shepherd Tending His Flock, mid 1860s D. Josef Albers ( Germany/US) Homage to the Square: Coniferous, 1958 Philip Leslie Hale, Landscape, c1890

5 5. What is the dominant element of design in the image (below)? A. Form B. Space C. Line D. Value 6. What is the dominant element of design in the image (below)? A. Shape B. Texture C. Line D. Value Allan McCollum (born 1944 US) Collection of Forty Plaster Surrogates, What is the dominant element of design in the image (below)? A. form B. color C. line D. space Georges Seurat ( France) The Steamboat,

6 8. What is the dominant element of design in the image (below)? A. form B. color C. line D. texture 9. What is one of the first stages of the art making process? A. planning sketches B. revisions C. an artist statement D. an critique 10. In 1890, Claude Monet wrote: "I am working very hard, struggling with a series of different effects (haystacks), but at this season the sun sets so fast I cannot follow it.... The more I continue, the more I see that a great deal of work is necessary in order to succeed in rendering what I seek." This is an example of an artist: A. reflecting B. describing a work of art C. interpreting their artwork D. collaborating with peers 11. Which of the following describes what both an artist and a scientist do? A. sketch and critique B. judge and sell their work C. research and experiment D. break rules and recycle materials

7 12. What is peer critique? A. Using classmates opinions to inform your revisions. B. Using quick sketches to put your ideas on paper. C. Writing down your project ideas. D. Adding finishing touches. 13. Why do artists reflect on their artwork before completion? A. To know where to begin the sketching process. B. To decide if the artistic intention is effectively communicated. C. To evaluate whether the work of art is pretty enough. D. To determine the best gallery to sell their art. 14. Which of the following is a choice an artist makes while creating art? A. A photographer cropping the background out of an image. B. A mural painter making a presentation to a public art commission. C. A curator selecting art work for an exhibition. D. An artist deciding the price of one of their paintings. 15. Why do artists use symbols in works of art? A. To add color and interest B. To communicate a message C. To make the artwork more valuable D. To show movement in the work 16. What is the purpose of persuasive art? A. Art created to experiment and practice techniques. B. Art created to influence an audiences ideas. C. Art that is made from recycled materials. D. Art that illustrates or decorates books. 17. Which of the following statements describes how an artist visually communicates an idea? A. I practice shading to create the illusion of three dimensions. B. I draw portraits in the mall. C. I use symbols to express political opinions. D. I copy comic books to practice drawing Spiderman.

8 Roy Lichtenstein, Cubist Still Life, 1974 Roy Lichtenstein calls attention to the tradition of still life painting and the style of Cubism. Cubism was a form of abstract art. Lichtenstein also paints in the Pop Art style. Pop is a word that is short for popular. Pop Art usually calls attention to things we see every day, like newspaper, comics, advertisements, and familiar artworks. 18. In this piece of art by Roy Lichtenstein (above), what elements of abstract and pop art come together to create this composition? A. A guitar and fruit are shown in a geometric, and cartoon style. B. Black, white and warm colors create emphasis on the guitar. C. Fractured, geometric shapes create a feeling of calm. D. Unfamiliar objects are used to get the viewers attention. In a portrait of [Roland Penrose s] wife, Winged Domino, he showed her covered with butterflies and birds. He covered normally recognizable features eyes and lips with winged creatures. ~Davis, A Personal Journey, p The passage above is an example of which step of formal art criticism? A. Describe B. Analyze C. Interpret D. Evaluate

9 20. You might answer this question about the painting above during which step of formal art criticism? Do the objects in this picture seem real? A. Describe B. Analyze C. Write D. Evaluate 21. How can people determine the market value of a work of art? A. Interpret and evaluate a work of art B. Personal connection and personal opinion C. Selling price and age of artist D. Personal opinion and country of origin

10 Cezanne, Still Life with Apples, 1895 Cezanne, Still Life with Apples and Melons, 1894 Cezanne s Still Life with Apples, on the left, sold for $60.5 million a few years ago. A year later, Cezanne s Still Life with Apples and Melons, on the right, sold for $18.2 million. Still Life with Apples sold for more money because Cezanne is known for his apple paintings, not his melon paintings; the painting on the right is too dark; and the handle on the jug is confusing. (from: Chicago Appraisers) 22. The information above is an example of which of the following: A. Aesthetic analysis determining the value of a work of art. B. Art reflecting and documenting time and place. C. A critical analysis to interpret artistic intentions. D. An artist making choices when creating art. Georgia O'Keeffe ( US) Green, Yellow and Orange, The image above by Georgia O Keeffe is an example of what style of art? A. Impressionism B. Abstract Art C. Pop Art D. Realism

11 24. This image is an example of asymmetrical balance. Which statement below best explains why? Robert Motherwell ( US) Elegy to the Spanish Republic 54, A. The shapes radiate from the center circle B. There are more shapes on the right than on the left C. There is strong contrast between black and white D. The oval shapes get progressively smaller right to left. Mochica Culture, Ancient Peru, Portrait head jar, CE Benvenuto Cellini ( ) Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, c Compare the two busts above. They were created at different times and in different cultures. However, both artists used the elements of art. Which of the following elements is common to both art examples? A. line B. color C. form D. texture