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Why was Spanish painter Salvador Dalí suspended and eventually expelled from the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid?
 
 For inciting the students to rebel, feeling the teachers were not qualified to judge his work. 
  Because his work exhibited a paradoxical interest in both formal innovation and aspects of the academic tradition. 
 Because he had a paranoiac-critical method. 
 

 
Which well-known actor portrayed Michelangelo on film?
 
 Anthony Quinn 
  Kirk Douglas 
 Charlton Heston 
 

 
Which of the following was not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
 
 The Pyramids of Egypt  
  The Statue of Zeus at Olympia  
 The Sphinx  
 

 
Where is the sculpture "Pieta" (1489-99) by Michelangelo located?
 
 The British Museum, London 
  The Louvre in Paris 
 Saint Peter´s in the Vatican. 
 

 
What renowned architect was in charge of the amplification of the Louvre in Paris?
 
 I. M. Pei 
  Renzo Piano  
 Tadao Ando  
 

 
What was the name of the greatest French naive painter, also known as Le Douanier Rousseau (1844-1910)?
 
 Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
  Henri Rousseau 
 Theodore Rousseau 
 

 
At what age did Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco José de Goya begin his artistic education?
 
 At 19 years of age  
  At 9 years of age  
 At 14 years of age 
 

 
Which Impressionist painter moved from Paris to Argenteuil, a small village several miles northwest of Paris, to keep away from the distractions of Paris and other painters, and in order to meet nature as directly as possible?
 
 Pisarro 
  Monet 
 Degas 
 

 
How long did it take to complete the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris?
 
 182 years  
  125 years  
 98 years  
 

 
Which description defines the artistic term “relief”?
 
 A sense of satisfaction that overwhelms the artist upon completion of a piece.  
  An architectural detail made from plaster in the form of scalloped shells.  
 A form of sculpture that is not fully three-dimensional.  
 

 


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