Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Ultimate Test for Art and Archaeological Aptitude - "ArtArchApt" Shows Your "ArtArchAptness"

This is the "ArtArchApt Test", the "ultimate" Test for Art and Archaeological Aptitude-- in which we use a framed photographic test clip referred to as "the artwork". This "artwork" is copyrighted by a copyright owner known to us and may not be used by anyone for any commercial purpose.

Your answers to the following questions are important not only for this test but also for the postings which subsequently follow.

First, however, let us warn you in advance not to drag and drop the image below into Google image search to find visually similar images, for which we disclaim any and all liability because we have no control over that technology. Use it at your own risk, as you may get offensive material. Not our fault! And it will not help you find the origin of this artwork....

(copyrighted, no commercial use)

The Artwork

The following art and archaeology aptitude questions relate to the above "artwork". Each question has only ONE right answer, but multiple answers may build that right single answer, i.e. "multiple choice".

What is the provenance of the "artwork" clip pictured in the image above?
1) webby award Earth Sky art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
2) a rediscovered classic vase portrayal scene now found at the Louvre in Paris
3) some popular nouveau art featured at the Naive Art Museum in Moscow
4) modern art exhibited at "the Tate" galleries (London, Liverpool and Cornwall)
5) a bas-relief from a famed copper amphora in the British Museum in London
6) a Musée d’Orsay Auguste Renoir on display at the Hermitage
7) a piece from Gustav Klimt at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York
8) King Arthur with shield and sword in a German Nebra Sky Disk production
9) None of the above.
Note your answer. The "artwork" will be identified later.
Click on the "artwork" to see it as a larger image.

What content does the "artwork" have? (multiple answers are possible)
1) Person
2) Animal
3) Fish
4) Plant
5) Artefact viz. artifact
6) Shard
7) Textile
8) all of the above
9) none of the above

Who created this artwork?
1) Pablo Picasso emerged from Lascaux, saying art since had learned "nothing"
2) Marc Chagall the murals! the windows!
3) Claude Monet of seasonal changes could have painted this, but did he?
4) Andy Warhol and his will, veritably, "to advance the visual arts"!
5) Salvador Dali in surrealistic, "pure, boundless creativity"
6) Damian Hirst challenges "boundaries between art, science & popular culture"
7) Keith Haring "my drawings don't try to imitate life, they try to create life"
8) Wolfgang Fischer, aka known as Wolfgang Beltracchi "our greatest painter ?"
9) none of the above

Do you see any of the following particulars in the "artwork"?
1) a man
2) a woman
3) a child
4) a human head with two eyes
5) a wall tapestry
6) a metal shield
7) a serpent
8) all of the above
9) none of the above

Based on your view of "the scene" portrayed in "the artwork",
which of the following statements is true?
1) the man is standing
2) the woman is sitting
3) the woman is holding a child
4) all of the above
5) none of the above

In what "medium is" / "mediums are" the "artwork" created?
1) Oil painting
2) Water colour viz. water color viz. aquarelle painting
3) acrylic painting
4) all of the above
5) none of the above

You are now ready to gain insight into your ArtArchAptness!
See the next posting.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 62 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America 

The Ultimate Test for Art and Archaeological Aptitude - "ArtArchApt" Shows Your "ArtArchAptness"

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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2:
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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