Whose American Gothic exemplified the Regionalists interest in provincial America?

According to our reading, select the statements below that illustrate how Abstract Expressionism was not a unified ‘school’ of art? (select all that apply)

The artists didn’t know each other

The artists varied between realism and abstraction

The artists valued personal autonomy

The artists rarely exhibited together

The artists had different styles
5 points
Question 2

Whose American Gothic exemplified the Regionalists’ interest in provincial America?

Jacob Lawrence

Dorothea Lange

Grant Wood

Edward Hopper
5 points
Question 3

Imagine you are a museum tour and you are responsible for conducting an international tour of foreign visitors and students through a museum exhibit exploring Abstract Expressionism. In your own words, describe how you would define the movement and explain the style and meaning of Abstract Expressionism art. Your essay should be no less than two paragraphs.

Question 4

Native American painting was informed by modern styles: what were some of the characteristics of these paintings? (select all that apply)

Flat outlines

Machine age technology

Traditional native symbols

Abstract and geometric designs
5 points

Question 5

The write and philosopher____________________ coined the term ‘New Negro’.

Clement Greenberg

Alain Locke

W. E. B. Du Bois

Jacob Lawrence
5 points

Question 6

Which Modern artist created empty and lonely compositions, often with only a few sparse individuals inlonely and bleak city locations?

Mabel Dodge

Diego Rivera

Arhibold Motley, Jr.

Edward Hopper
5 points

Question 7

Select one artwork that reflects the downturn of the Great Depression. State the title, artist, date, and then provide a visual analysis of the work including a personal interpretation. Your essay should be no less than two paragraphs and should be written in your own words.

Question 8
Name the title, artist and date of this work .

Question 9

The widespread acclaim of Abstract Expressionism was responsible for this city becoming the center of the modern art world.


5 points
Question 10

Which work of art was considered to be one of the most controversial pieces at the Armory Show?

Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase

Hartley’s Portrait of a German Officer

Duchamp’s Fountain

Sargent’s Mrs. Fiske Warren and Her Daughter Rachel
5 points
Question 11

Which artist said “The modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own technique”?

Jackson Pollock

Clement Greenberg

Thomas Hart Benton

Norman Lewis
5 points

Question 12

____________________ was the art movement with clean, sharp lines that focused on factories, buildings and American consumerist goods.

Southwest Modernism

New Negro Movement


5 points

Question 13

Which of these artists were exhibited by Alfred Stieglitz at his 291 gallery?

Georgia O’Keeffe

Arthur Dove

Robert Henri

Max Weber
5 points

Question 14

Which artist’s canvases of rectangles hover in fields of color to create a spiritual experience for the viewer?

Willem de Kooning

Mark Rothko

Robert Motherwell

Louise Bourgeois
5 points

Question 15

Which of these is NOT subject matter embraced by the Ashcan artists?


Urban Life

Ordinary Americans

European Abstraction

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