Ch. 49

Topics: ArtSymbolism

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The earliest practitioners of modernism were artists and writers from:
France

Impressionism: Sun Rising, the painting that sparked the Impressionist art movement, was created by:
Claude Monet

Impressionism was a style of painting that was cultivated principally in:
Paris

Which of the following best describes the work of the Impressionist painters?
They attempted to capture the freshness of first impressions

Which of the following painters was NOT associated with the Impressionist school? a. Monet b. Degasc. Renoir d. Goya
Goya

Which of the following best describes the effect achieved by Impressionist painting?
luminous, shimmering colors

The French movement in poetry that rebelled against traditional modes of expression is called:
symbolism

Mallarmé and Verlaine were:
symbolist poets

The Symbolist poets were strongly influenced by the works of:
Edgar Allan Poe.

The whole-tone scale used by Impressionist composers derives from:
non-Western music.

Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works of:
Claude Debussy

Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Impressionist music? A. whole-tone scales B. parallel chords C. ninth chords D. strong accents on the first beat of each measure
strong accents on the first beat of each measure

The Impressionist painters’ interest in color is paralleled by Impressionist composers’ interest in:
timbre

Debussy was highly influenced by the sounds of a gamelan from:
Java

The Spanish dance style performed at the World Exhibition of 1889 was:
flamenco

What nationality was Claude Debussy?
French

Debussy’s opera Pelléas and Mélisande is based on a Symbolist drama by:
Maeterlinck

The program of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” evokes:
a landscape with a mythological creature.

Which of the following was NOT composed by Debussy? A. Clair de lune B. La mer C. Boléro D. Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
Boléro

The overall form of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” is best described as:
ABA

What is unusual about the opening of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”?
It opens with a flute solo in the velvety lower register

Which of the following does NOT characterize the choreography for the Ballets Russes production of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”? A. It caused a scandal in Paris.

B. It was a turning point in modern dance. C. It continued the traditions of classical ballet. D. It featured one of the great male dancers of the time.

it continued the traditions of classical ballet.

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