Historical Approaches to Creating Art


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Among historical approaches to creating art was the idea of _____, or a specific ratio of smaller elements to larger elements that created an overall composition pleasing to the eye.

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1. Early artists used different approaches in their work to convey how figures related to one another. Of the following methods, which one showed the most important figure as the largest?

2. The ancient Greeks used which of the following ideas in the building of the Parthenon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test how much you know about the historical approaches to creating art. The questions will cover important study topics such as what we call a particularly eye-pleasing specific ratio used in art and the different approaches to conveying the importance of figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz yourself on these topics related to creating art:

  • Idea used by the Greeks in the Parthenon
  • System developed in the Italian Renaissance for rendering a more realistic illusion of three-dimensional space
  • Vanishing points

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on historical approaches to creating art, like the name of a ratio used to please the eye
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of an idea that was used in the Parthenon by the Greeks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about conveying the importance of figures and a system created during the Italian Renaissance that rendered a more realistic illusion of three-dimensional space
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define vanishing points

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about art history, you can read or watch the lesson named Historical Approaches to Creating Art. You'll be covering these areas of study:

  • Representational art
  • Definition of a scale
  • Various types of perspective