The Impact of Printmaking on 19th-Century Art


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Art historians turn to the critical theory of Walter Benjamin for insight into:

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1. Which art movement shows marks of the influence of Japanese art?

2. The Royal Academy set standards in which areas of culture?

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Advances in printmaking that arose during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century also had a profound effect on the art of that century. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how printmaking affected 19th Century art. Some things you'll be assessed on include the role of Walter Benjamin, in what way Japanese art was influential, and what standards the Royal Academy set.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Insight provided by Walter Benjamin
  • The art movement influenced by Japanese art
  • Standards set by the Royal Academy
  • Media that had the greatest impact on 19th Century art
  • Country most impacted by printmaking

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding printmaking and 19th Century art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific ways in which printmaking affected 19th Century art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Walter Benjamin's critical theory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the influence of printmaking on 19th Century art, review the accompanying lesson called The Impact of Printmaking on 19th-Century Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Effects of industrialization
  • The Royal Academy
  • The rise of mass culture