Eva Hesse: Biography, Artwork & Sculpture


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When Eva Hesse began her art career, she wanted to be an abstract expressionist. Which of the following would be a quality of an abstract expressionist painting?

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1. In Ringaround Arosie, Eva Hesse creates a painting that also has elements of a relief. What is a relief?

2. Which of the following are materials Eva Hesse incorporated into her work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to assess what you understand about the life and work of Eva Hesse. You'll need to know about the qualities of abstraction expressionism and what a relief is, among related topics, in order to pass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and attached quiz will assess how well you know how to:

  • Identify materials used in Hesse's work
  • Determine what it means to have an organic quality to one's artistic work
  • Recognize accurate statements about the artist

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what is meant by 'organic quality' in art and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding materials Hesse used in her work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life and work of Eva Hesse

Additional Learning

Find out more about this artist with the lesson called Eva Hesse: Biography, Artwork & Sculpture. The lesson will help you to cover the following objectives:

  • Analyze the early years of the artist
  • Assess her changes in medium
  • Recognize some of her works
  • Define minimalist