Quiz: Can You Answer These 25 Art Questions Every Artist Should Know?

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Do you have an artist's soul?

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 Apr 03, 2019

1 of 25Choose Your Answer:

If you arrange various materials and glue them to a surface, what have you made?
A collage
A scrapbook
A sculpture

2 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Etchings are made with...
Chisel
Acid
Knife

3 of 25Choose Your Answer:

"Lost wax process" refers to what?
Weaving fiber
Casting in metal
Carving in stone

4 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The oven used in glazing clay pots is called a:
Conduction oven
Convection oven
Kiln

5 of 25True or False:

Glass is created from a molten mixture of soda, ash, metal oxides, and sand.
True
False

6 of 25Choose Your Answer:

A machine used for weaving cloth is called a:
Loom
Sewing machine
Spinning wheel

7 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Wicker that is used in basketry is composed of what?
Palm fronds
Vegetable fiber
Plastic

8 of 25Choose Your Answer:

In what country was origami invented?
Korea
China
India

9 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What can coffee be used for?
Making an art piece smell like coffee
Giving paper gritty texture
Staining paper in order to make it look old

10 of 25True or False:

Acetone is made from pigments and plastic.
False
True

11 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What surface was early photography made on?
Glass
Wood
Paper

12 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What do you call the hole in a needle where you push the thread through?
Eye
Nose
Mouth

13 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Papier-mache figure is modeled on a skeleton called an:
Armature
Bobbin
Mold

14 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Which of the following paints does not clean up using water?
Oil
Acrylic
Gesso

15 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What painter's supplies can be used to show how to mix various paints to achieve new colors?
A brush set
A color wheel
An easel

16 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Depicting inanimate objects such as fruit or bottles is called what?
Still life
Landscape
Portrait

17 of 25Choose Your Answer:

In a landscape painting, the line at which the earth and sky meet is called the what?
Horizon
Threshold
Vanishing point

18 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The application of paint straight from its container onto a canvas which is usually laid on the floor is called what?
Spill painting
Spotch painting
Drip painting

19 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Which is not a chromatic pigment?
Blue
Gray
Red

20 of 25Choose Your Answer:

An emulsion of egg yolk and water or egg and oil serves as the binding medium for the pigments in what?
Watercolor
Gesso
Acrylic

21 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Name the thin oval board upon which the artist lays and mixes colors.
Palette
Paintboard
Easel

22 of 25Choose Your Answer:

For what does the term "op" stand in reference to "op art"?
Opaque
Optical
Operative

23 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What is the name for the watercolor technique that uses overlapping layers of highly diluted pigments?
Coat
Wash
Spray

24 of 25Choose Your Answer:

A painting which attempts to fool the observer into taking the painted object for a real one is called a:
Trompe-l'oeil
Fresco
Pepper's ghost

25 of 25Choose Your Answer:

In tempera painting, artists used what technique to create shadows?
Hatching
Smoothing
Blur
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Art history is a reflection of what has occured in every civilization since man was first drawing on cave walls. Art is a window into history. It reflects the times from which it was created and all the events that shaped the world during that period. Art allows artists to tell their versions of how things were when they were alive through their timeless creations. Their stories are on canvas, paper, or etched in stone in museums around the world for us, and future generations, to continue to learn from.

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