Art Terms

Art Terms

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1.

What does the term "sfumato" mean?

The yellowed tone that old varnish takes on, because it resembles tobacco smoke discoloration.
Making the background recede by creating an almost foggy desaturated effect.
A type of painted sky popular during the Renaissance period (Italian term).
An artist who doesn't smoke - rare indeed!
I don't know
2.

What does the term "chiaroscuro" refer to?

An exaggeratedly dark background and light foreground creating the effect of space.
Exaggerated shadows making colours more intense.
A dark-shaded pigment created from a mixture of water and egg yolk.
A style of brush work which creates shading.
I don't know
3.

What is the purpose of an underpainting?

It prevents the paint from seeping through the canvas.
It helps date the painting.
To create a rough sketch directly on the work surface.
It avoids over painting.
All of the above
I don't know
4.

What is a palette knife commonly used for?

Applying paint thickly
Removing paint
Cleaning the palette
Mixing paint together
All of the above
I don't know
5.

Does the Egg Tempera paint used today still contain real eggs?

Yes
No
I don't know
6.

What period of art saw the invention of oil paint?

Byzantine
Neolithic
Renaissance
Impressionist
I don't know
7.

What is a glaze?

Paint diluted with water
A color diluted with white
Paint diluted with olive oil
Paint diluted with linseed oil
I don't know
8.

Which of the following minerals is NOT commonly found in oil paint?

Cadmium
Lead
Zinc
Potassium
I don't know
9.

Of the following colors, which most closely resembles Vermillion?

Purple
Orange
Red
Brown
I don't know
10.

Which art form does the term "lost wax method" apply to?

Painting
Drawing
Printmaking
Sculpture
I don't know
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