Social & Historical Context of Late 19th-Century Art & Architecture


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How did new building materials influence architectural styles?

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1. Which technological change most affected painting in the 19th century?

2. How did artists respond to photography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The late 19th century saw a wide variety of developments in the arts, perhaps more than any other period in history. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the social and historical context of late 19th-century art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • How new building materials affected architecture in the 19th century
  • Which technological advancement affected painting
  • Artists' response to photography
  • Definition of Japonisme
  • Positivism's effect on people's attitudes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding late 19th-century art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the social and historical context of the late 19th century and how it applied to art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Japonisme and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Social & Historical Context of Late 19th-Century Art & Architecture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Contextualizing art
  • Technological changes
  • Positivism