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1.D. The term "Renaissance" means rebirth.

2. C. Pop Art. One of the twentieth centuries leading artists, Warhol borrowed images from mass culture to create pop art. He also made films and was "instrumental" in promoting the rock band The Velvet Underground.

3. A True. Pencils range from hardest 9H to softest 9B. "Drawing is the true test of art" Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

4. A. Blue mixed with red makes violet. Blue mixed with yellow makes green. Red mixed with yellow makes orange.

5.C. Paul Gauguin was the impressionist painter left France as a stock broker to begin life as a painter in Tahiti

6. C. David Hickney. He has said about the subject matter, "It is a formal problem to represent water, to describe water, because it can be anything - it can be any color, it's movable, it has no set visual description."

7 A. Steve Walker. Of his work, Walker comments, "Remove the gender of the painting's subjects and what we have is human relationships in general, and one's relationship to the world itself.... As a homosexual I have been moved, educated, and inspired by works that deal with a heterosexual context. Why would I assume that a heterosexual would be incapable of appreciating work that speaks to common themes in life, as seen through my eyes as a gay man. If the heterosexual population is unable to do this, then the loss is their, not mine."

8.C. Donatello in about 1430 - 1435. It was also the first nude statue of the Italian Renaissance.

9. D. Hippolyte Flandrin lived from 1809 to 1864

10.B. There was a joint exhibition of the works of Weston and Mapplethorpe in the mid-1990s.

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