ARE 130, Test 2 Study Guide, Spring 2005


To take the test, you will needboth a no. 2 pencil AND a blue or black ink pen.

The test covers the following material:

The test will consist of the following parts:

If you add up the total number of points, you will find that it is 102, which means that you have 2 extra credit points possible

You should recognize and know something about the following art works. Slide identifications, timeline, multiple choice questions, and true/false statements will all utilize your knowledge of selected examples from these art works.

NEW! Link to view these works.

2-dimensional works:
Ester Hernández, Sun Mad
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkey
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper
Jacob Lawrence, No. 36: During the Truce Toussaint Is Deceived and Arrested by LeClerc. . .
Eadweard Muybridge, Handspring, A Flying Pigeon Interfering
Jackson Pollock, Lucifer
Cindy Sherman’s film stills
Rembrandt van Rijn’s self portraits
W. Eugene Smith, Tomoko in Her Bath
Tomika Te Mutu of Coromandel, Maori chief
Vincent Van Gogh, Dr. Gachet
Kara Walker, They Waz Nice White Folks While They Lasted (Says One Gal to Another)
Andy Warhol and the Factory, Del Monte Freestone Peach Halves and Tomato Ketchup

3-dimensional works:
AIDS Quilt
Janine Antoni, Gnaw
Robert Arneson, Portrait of George
Agesander, Athendorus, and Polydorus of Rhodes, Laöcoon Group
Judy Chicago, Dinner Party
Christo and Jean-Claude, Running Fence and The Gates
Gislebertus, The Last Judgment
Edward Kienholz, The State Hospital
Harappan civilization, Torso
Kenyan milk storage jar
Richard Serra, Tilted Arc
Yinka Shonibare, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads
Examples of Tucson public art:

Simon Donovan, Rattlesnake Bridge
Melody Peters, Ronstadt Bus Transfer Station
David Black, Sonora
Santa Theresa Tileworks, UA Spire and USS Arizona
Gustavo Rocha, El Rio Neighborhood Mural


The Anasazi, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Chartres Cathedral

Dogon people’s dwellings
House of the Vettii in Pompeii
Parthenon in Rome
I.M. Pei, Bank of China
Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti
Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater and Guggenheim Museum


Performance art:
Ana Mendieta, Arbol de la Vida
Yoko Ono,Cut Piece
Hannah Wilke, Intra-Venus

Study questions:

Sample slide identifications (At the beginning of the test, you will be shown slides and will match them to the list of artists in this section on your test form.






1. a.Jacob Lawrence, During the Truce Toussaint Is Deceived and Arrested by LeClerc. . .
2. b.Yoko Ono, Cut Piece
3. c.Susan Gamble and Sta. Theresa Tileworks, UA Spire (aka "Big A")


Sample timeline: match the following works of art the time periods indicated. You may use an answer more than once or not at all.

4.Chartres Cathedral a. 550BCE-CE 200

Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations


5. Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater b. CE 1100-1400

Gothic era in Europe


6. Robert Arneson, Portrait of George c. CE 1500

Columbus lands on islands now known as the Bahamas and Haiti (Hispaniola); Cortez conquers the Aztecs; the Renaissance


  d. CE 1940

World War II


  e. CE 1970-present Civil Rights & Feminism; Global Warming conference, Apartheid ends, Gulf War & Desert Storm; post-modern art


Sample multiple choice questions

7. According to lecture and our text, if art is a social product, why is the artist important?

a. Artists are trained to make useful and meaningful objects.
b. Artists take meaningful ideas and find ways to embody them so they gain our attention, emotions, or imagination.
c. Artists find ways to work outside of social limits and can be free.
d. Artists live lives out of the norm which helps us imagine.

8. Depending upon the time period and culture, the role of the artist may be recognized as

a. skilled worker or craftsperson
b. priest or shaman
c. creative genius
d. all of the above

9. . Which of the following Tucson public art works could be considered "community art making?"

a. Simon Donovan’s Rattlesnake Bridge near the Broadway and Euclid intersection
b. Melody Peters’ Rondstadt Bus Transfer Station downtown
c. David Black’s Sonora in front of the main public library
d. Gustavo Rocha’s El Rio Neighborhood Mural at the El Rio Community Center
e. Santa Theresa Tile Works’ UA Spire (Big A) and USS Arizona on the UA campus

10. Which method of art making is best exemplied in the AIDS Quilt?

a. creative genius b. skilled worker c. community d. guild e. academy

11. Economic support for art making may be provided by:

a. family members and private citizens b. religious leaders and groups c. tax support and government programs

d. any or all of the above

12. Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon contained:

a. Only ceremonial structures b. Only living spaces
c. both ceremonial parts and living spaces d. only governmental and political spaces

13. Why might a city like Tucson fund public art?

a. It creates beauty b. It adds to the city’s distinctiveness
c. They want great citizens of the city remembered d. They want to get artists working and off welfare

Sample True/False questions: Mark 1 for True and 2 for False

14. 1 True/ 2 False: Besides training artists, academies have historically served to define which art gets exhibited.

15. 1 True/ 2 False: The human body may be depicted as the subject in art, but it may also be used as a tool to create art.

16. 1 True/ 2 False: George Tooker’s Government Bureau , showing a maze of cubicles, is a criticism of the depersonalization of bureaucracies.




2. A

3. B

4. B

5. D

6. #

7. B. (B is the BEST answer; the others are only true some of the time.)

8. D

9. D. Donovan completed the bridge as an artist in charge of the project, as did Peters and Black and Sta. Theresa Tileworks. Rocha worked with community youth to determine the content of the mural and to paint it.

10. C. Most people making squares for the quilt are not trained and contribute to the project as community members.

11. D.

12. C.

13. B. (Art sometimes creates beauty but not all the time; similarly sometimes citizens are rememberd in art but not most of the time; and it's a stereotype to think of artists as out of work and on welfare.)

14. True

15. True

16. True