Sgraffito: Art & Artists


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The technique of sgraffito is best captured in one word, _____, from the Italian sgraffire.

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1. In modern arts, sgraffito is MOST associated with which style?

2. What is the purpose of scratching a painted surface, when using the sgraffito technique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of sgraffito art will be covered by this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll be tested on key subjects like the meaning of an Italian word that describes sgraffito and the modern style of art connected with sgraffito.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will address the following:

  • The purpose of the sgraffito technique
  • Type of sgraffito media used by George Heywood Sumner and Paul Cauchie
  • Culture that made sgraffito into a form of fine art

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sgraffito art and artists and a modern form of art associated with sgraffito
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an Italian word that is representative of sgraffito art and the purpose of the technique of this art form
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the culture that helped to refine sgraffito art

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the art form with the lesson called Sgraffito: Art & Artists. These areas of interest will be discussed:

  • Sgraffito underglazes and colored slips
  • The sgraffito style in other art forms
  • Swedish artist Josef Ekberg and his sgraffito motifs