Exam 1 :: Lecture Questions

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

Albrecht Durer was trained as a(n) _________.

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

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

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

Who did Holbein hire to engrave his work?

Produced an entire school of printmaking.

Who completed 91 commissions for the Emperor Maximilian?

Montegna’s work shows influence by __________.

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

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

What was the all-time best-illustrated book?

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

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

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

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

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

What work was often imitated, but never equalled?

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

Cranach is more competent as a painter than a printmaker.

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

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

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

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

Who invented cross hatching?

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

“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 __________.

Durer may have invented _________.

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

Who invented the drypoint?

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

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

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

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

What was the first book printed on wove paper?

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