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Death of Marat

Quiz by Carmen Rio

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  • Q1
    The Revolutionary government asked David to ........... the ideals of the Revolution through a series of paintings that would heroicize new political martyrs.
    spread
    promote
    all the options are correct
    defend
    30s
  • Q2
    Marat’s ............. reminds us of the Pietà, of the image of Christ being mourned having just been taken down from the cross.
    poser
    posate
    pose
    post
    30s
  • Q3
    So the idea that a martyr to the Revolution is replacing the central Christian martyr is vividly...
    rended
    rendered
    rendering
    rented
    30s
  • Q4
    That was a ................... idea of the Revolution: to dismantle, not only the monarchy, but the church as well. And to secularize French life.
    key
    cleave
    clave
    clef
    30s
  • Q5
    This is the ....................., this is a time of rational thinking, of believing in empirical observation over the superstitions and traditions of the church.
    Enlightenment
    Cartesianism
    Counter-Reformation
    Lutheran Reformation
    30s
  • Q6
    There is an interesting contrast between the specificity of the foreground and the indeterminate, open .................... of the background that almost doesn't look finished.
    brushwood
    paintbrush
    pincers
    brushwork
    30s
  • Q7
    This contrast isolates Marat, it ................. our attention on him.
    focus
    centrates
    centrals
    focuses
    30s
  • Q8
    As we look around at other paintings in this museum, what I see in the upper part of a painting are angels. David can't have that anymore, but a new .............. has not yet developed.
    iconoclast
    iconography
    iconostasis
    iconic
    30s
  • Q9
    We can see that neoclassical interest in studying the ................, painting it very carefully, paying a lot of attention to contours, modelling in the effects of light and dark.
    anathema
    anatomy
    anathomy
    anatomical
    30s
  • Q10
    In direct contrast to the .................... interiors of Rococo paintings of the lifestyle of the aristocracy, here we have a decidedly stark interior, Spartan, with no elaborate furniture, no gold. This is a man, David wants to tell us, who lived according to the republican ideals of the Revolution.
    all the options are correct
    sumptuous
    luxurious
    extravagant
    30s

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