What Are Geometric Shapes in Art? - Definition, Names & List


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Geometric shapes refers to geometry. What simple shapes are sometimes used in geometric art styles?

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1. Cubism evolved about 1907 through 1914. In what countries was Cubism known to evolve from?

2. The founding fathers of Surrealism created surrealistic works using cubes in abstract form. Who were the two founding fathers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given the visual significance of artwork, it's no surprise that artists need an understanding of geometric principles to perfect and innovate their works. This quiz will test you on the use of geometric shapes in artwork. You'll be tested on points from the lesson such as the geometric shapes used in art and the artistic movements that innovated the artistic use of geometry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Common geometric shapes in artwork
  • Cubism
  • Surrealism
  • Russian Suprematism
  • Wassily Kandinsky

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the use of geometric shapes in art and the artistic school that innovated different uses of geometric art
  • Defining key concepts - use the information in the attached lesson to define terms related to the different artistic movements discussed in the lesson, such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Russian Suprematism
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the use of geometric shapes in art to identify a few of these significant artistic movements, as well as the shapes that are often used in art

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of geometry in art, review the corresponding lesson called What Are Geometric Shapes in Art? - Definition, Names & Lists . This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Geometric shapes
  • Bauhaus
  • Cubism
  • Futurism
  • Vorticism
  • Suprematism
  • Minimalism