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TOEFL listening: Which is a characteristic of realistic landscape paintings?

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Now answer the following questions. You may use your notes to help you.

1). What is this lecture mainly about?
(A) An interesting observation
(B) An optical effect
(C) An artistice viewpoint
(D) An historical evolution

2). Which is a characteristic of realistic landscape paintings?
(A) They have many vanishing points.
(B) They appear unclear from a distance.
(C) They show atmospheric effects.
(D) They appeared in the Renaissance.

3). Why does the professor mention Turner''s painting, "Dido Building Cathay"?
(A) As an example of aerial perspective
(B) As an example of a single vanishing point
(C) As an example of linear perspective
(D) As an example of multiple vanishing points

4). According to the professor, why was the Renaissance conducive to art?
(A) It created an atmosphere of scientific curiosity.
(B) It opened the Classics to European thought.
(C) It debunked earlier theories of perspective.
(D) It permitted the Dutch Masters to develop linear perspective.

5). "Foreshortening" is a way of representing an object so that it conveys the illusion of depth, and its success often depends upon a point of view in which the sizes of near and far parts of a object contrast greatly. Foreshortening is an instance of what?
(A) Aerial perspective
(B) Brunelleschi''s demonstration
(C) Multiple vanishing points
(D) Linear perspective

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