Exam 1 :: Lecture Questions

“Connoisseurship”, the idea that an art historian could know a lot about a work just by looking at it, is a word that was coined by __________.

What was the most popular and widely circulated of all the block books?

Who published the first illustrated book in France, but was not himself French?

Who was the most influential graphic artist in Northern Europe in the last quarter of the 15th century (1400s)?

Durer may have invented _________.

Who was the foremost of the fine manner of engraving in Italy?

Who was the first to come up with the idea to number his prints?

Who was one of the first Italians to adopt the Northern style of contour shading?

Produced an entire school of printmaking.

Who has been making paper in Italy since 1275, and is credited with the invention of watermarks?

Who was probably the most prolific engraver of the 15th century?

Who invented cross hatching?

What was the first great picture book OFFERED TO THE MASSES?

Who was Germany’s largest and most important publisher? (published the Nuremberg World Chronicle)

Who invented the drypoint?

Technically he was the first to experiment with colored prints (chiaroscuro woodcuts).

Albrecht Durer was trained as a(n) _________.

Whose work shows a transition from a strictly Northern Medieval style to a more Italian Renaissance style?

Montegna’s work shows influence by __________.

Who did Holbein hire to engrave his work?

Who was one of the first Italian Renaissance artists of note to travel north to Germany and the Netherlands?

What was the all-time best-illustrated book?

Whose prints were more influential than Pollaiuolo’s, only because Pollaiuolo only produced 1?

Who was a contemporary of Durer’s and an apprentice to Schongauer?

His engravings were the most influential prints produced in 15th century Italy.

Rembrandt was all about the money, and was very willing to sacrifice the aesthetic value of the print if he needed to.

Only occasionally was a block book published whose illustrations were less important than the text.

Who was the greatest exponent of reproductive printmaking in the early 16th century?

Who carved Titian’s “Pharoah’s Army Submerged in the Red Sea”?

Who completed 91 commissions for the Emperor Maximilian?

What work was often imitated, but never equalled?

Who was Durer’s godfather (and trained him in printmaking)?

Cranach is more competent as a painter than a printmaker.

Who was the acknowledged master of the broad manner of engraving in Italy?

What was the first book printed on wove paper?

Whose career marked a change in European life from religious to more secular subjects even more than Durer?

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