HUM 112 Quiz 2 World Cultures II

Strayer’s HUM112 week 3 quiz 2, World Cultures II
Examples: As discussed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, in Henri Testelin’s Jean-Baptiste Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Science to Louis XIV, why does Louis look out of place amid the scientific dignitaries and instruments?
Answer
He looks bewildered by the instruments
He is the image of ostentatious excess
He is much shorter than the scientists
He is rendered obsolete by the scientists

Why is Velázquez’s Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) considered such a complex painting?
Answer
The number of figures in it
Its focus on individual actions
The obscurity of its symbolism
Its competing focal points


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