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The gardens of the Taj Mahal are laid out in a Chahar bag layout intended to evoke a vision of paradise that divides the area into quadrants of equals size and is most similar to garden areas within or around the
A) Alhambra
B) Great mosque at Isfahan
C) Forbidden city
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The courtly context in which this manuscript illumination was created, led the artist bichitir, to
A) present himself covered in gold and jewels
B) conceal himself as a humble Sufi sheikh
C) paint himself near the bottom of the page
Both Shiva as the Lord of Dance and Donatello's David depict idealized figures who are each
A) lifting a sword to destroy their enemies
B) posed in a contrapposto position
C) standing triumphantly atop a fallen figure
The designers of the terra cotta warriors from the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China solved the challenges of creating a project on such a vast scale by
A) creating large numbers of identical sculptures through lost wax casting
B)hiring many foreign artists familiar with diverse sculptural traditions
C)shaping varied sculptures from clay with the help of interchangeable molds
The content of the funeral banner of Lady Dai is similar to the last judgement of Hu-Nefer from his tomb in that each one depicts
A) the deceased after death
B) funeral procession
C) a panoramic heaven
The influence of multiple viewpoints and visual motifs in Chinese paintings such as Fan Kuan's Travelers among Mountains and Strans in
A) The court of Gayamars
B) Jowo Rinopche
C) David vases
The monumental Buddha sculptures in the Longmeb caves continued a tradition of similar sculptures that can be found farther west on the Silk Road in which of the following locations
A) carved into cliffs in the Bamiya valley, Afghanistan
B) as wall reliefs in the great stupa, India
C) decorating gateways at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The work in ink on paper can be attributed as
A) a manuscript folio from Persia
B) an ink painting from China
C) a woodblock print from Japan
The cork shown above can be attributed tot he artistic tradition of
A) Japan
B) China
C) India
Which of the work's elements contributes most to the illusion of spatial depth in the image?
A) the top of the wave, because of its placement at the top of the composition
B) the mountain because of its small size in relation to the other objects
C) The fishing boats because of the way they echo the shape of the wave
Hokusai's inclusion of mount Fuji in this print series was probably intended to
A) raise awareness of emerging environmental issues, such as increasing deforestation
B) attract the interest of Japanese tourists since the mountain was a popular travel destination
C) please government officials who encouraged foreign tourists to visit sites such as Fuji
By breaking from Japanese artistic traditions with his use of perspective and a low horizon line, Hokusai was responding to
A) The influence of European art brought to Japan by Dutch traders
B) The influence of photographs due to the greater availability in Japan
C) an influx of Chinese paintings due to Japanese military expansion
The format of the Night Attack paper created in thirteenth century Japan reflects its intended function as a
A) Wall decoration to be displayed in the reception hall of a palace
B) Handscroll to be unrolled in sections at a time for private viewing
C) decorative screen to be used to divide rooms in courtly living quarters
The artist of the Night Attack of the work shown likely intended to appeal to the work's target audience by
A) providing a dramatic representation of climatic events from a popular work of fiction
B) including religious symbolism in a depiction of contemporary events that teach pious designs
C) depicting in detail a recent historical conflict from the perspective of the victors
The format of the Night Attack reflects the influence of Japanese art of traditional art forms from
A) China
B) India
C) Indonesia
The dry garden of Ryoanju expresses the influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese art during the Muromachi period in the
A) austerity of its design and materials intended to create a serene and meditative atmosphere
B) inclusion of concentric rings in its design intended to represent the path to enlightenment
C) foundation of its design and Amanda aliform intended to represent a sacred cosmic order
The forbidden city in the palace at Versailles expresses similar meaning in which of the following ways
A) both contain important religious structures to convey the rulers spiritual orientation
B) both use gates and doorways to convey differences in the status of people who enter the complexes
C). Both were planned and laid out along symbolic axes that convey the ruler status as absolute monarch's
Japanese artists at Todai-hi departed from earlier Buddhist artistic tradition, as exemplified by the carved limestone figures at the Longmen CAVES, by creating
A) cast bronze portraits of the imperial family
B) A monumental bronze statue of the Buddha
C) wooden guardian figures to adorn the great Southgate
Which of the following is a Buddhist tradition that is embodied in the design of the Borobudur temple?
A) glorifying human love as an embodiment of divine union
B) circumambulating the temple as a parallel to a devotee's spiritual journey
C) dressing a statue of the Buddha in splendid garments
Sculptural reliefs at Angkor Wat depicting the Churning of the Ocean of Milk suggest that the patron of the complex may have
A) and to produce a large number of heirs for posterity
B) sought to gain enlightenment thru meditative practices
C) desired to become godlike by achieving immortality
The portrait of Sin Sikju created in the fifteenth century reflects the impact of Confucianism on Korean artistic traditions
A) with its emphasis on the way and Yin and yang the balance of opposites
B) with its focus on connecting to powerful spirits in the natural world
C) With its emphasis on duty, loyalty, respect and ancestor worship
The ancient Korean gold and jade crownwas likely intended to communicate the power of its wearer through the inclusion of
A) rectilinear elements that symbolize the strength and stability provided by an ideal ruler
B) natural images resembling plant and animal forms that are important in shamanism
C) metallic forms resembling weapons and shield important in a military society
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