Why do Humans Make Art? - History & Value


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One of the main reasons motivating the creation of art is _____.

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1. What are some of the values given to art?

2. Why is the study of art history so important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Explore your understanding of art and its long history throughout human civilization. Answer questions on key topics like a major reason why humans create art and some of the values placed on art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Significance of studying art history
  • Main reason for the creation of art
  • Purpose of painting the portrait of a historical figure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the history of artistic creation and values given to art by human beings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why studying art history is important and the motivating factors for creating art
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the painting of a person from history and the reason for its cultural significance

Additional Learning

Learn more about art history with the lesson Why Do Humans Make Art? You'll explore the following:

  • Various reasons for making art
  • Incalculable value that comes from art
  • Ways art can help people to learn
  • How museums and galleries are funded