Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2


20 Questions MCQ Test History for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2


Description
This mock test of Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2 for UPSC helps you for every UPSC entrance exam. This contains 20 Multiple Choice Questions for UPSC Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2 (mcq) to study with solutions a complete question bank. The solved questions answers in this Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2 quiz give you a good mix of easy questions and tough questions. UPSC students definitely take this Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2 exercise for a better result in the exam. You can find other Test: The Changing World Of Visual Arts - 2 extra questions, long questions & short questions for UPSC on EduRev as well by searching above.
QUESTION: 1

What techniques did the painters of Murshidabad and Patna adapt from the British while making post cards?

Solution:

Towards the end of 18th century the water-colour drawings became the most widely used by British artists in India. Murshidabad was among the first new cities in the late 18th century where Indian painters painted pictures for the British and foreign tourists consumption.The most flourishing centre of the new Europeanised Indian painting, however, was Patna from the end of 18th century to about 1870 when the city lost its importance. The style reached there from Murshidabad when certain Kayastha artists moved in there.

QUESTION: 2

Abanindranath Tagore and a new group of nationalist artists rejected the art of Ravi Verma because

Solution:

To formally choose someone to do a special piece of work, or to formally ask for a special piece of work from someone.
Example- The newspaper commissioned a series of articles on the worst excesses of the fashion industry.

QUESTION: 3

This great piece of work is by a painter from Europe who came to India in the mid- 1780s. Who painted this? 

Solution:

The artist of this painting is Johann Zoffany, a German-born painter who settled in England in 1760 after working in Rome.

QUESTION: 4

From the two oil paintings given below by Johann Zoffany, what is the main inference that one can make about the lifestyle and attitude during Colonial India. 

 

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

Name the Nawab who fought against the British Resident controlling the affairs of the state in the 1770s and later became a dependent pensioner of the East India Company

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

Name the two European artists commissioned by Muhammed Ali Khan.

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

Name the artist who painted this beautiful portrait of Muhammed Ali Khan of Arcot in 1775. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 8

Name the third category of imperial art that existed during the colonial India

Solution: ‘The Imperial Art’ that was prevalent in India during the British Colonial rule can be classified into three categories, namely Landscape painting, Portrait painting and History painting.
European artists came to India along with British Traders and rulers. New styles of painting were introduced by these artists. They began producing pictures of India which became widely popular in Europe and helped the Europeans understand India better.
QUESTION: 9

Name the artist who created this painting of Lord Clive meeting Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey. Considered to be first of the series of history paintings, this was placed on public display in the Vauzhall Gardens in London. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

The painting The Storming of Seringapatnam portrayed the celebration of the British military triumph over Tipu Sultan. Name the painter of this important painting full of action and energy. 

Solution: Answer is kerr porter as he is the only painter of british at that time.
QUESTION: 11

This oil painting by David Wilkie in 1839 glorifies the British triumph over something. Name the occasion where General Sir David Baird seems to announce this is the fate of those who dare to oppose the British. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 12

Tipu Sultan encouraged a special type of wall painting. What is this called as?

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

The following mural painting depicts the celebration by Tipu Sultan and Haidar Ali after defeating the English troops. Name the battle that was fought in 1780. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

The following image is a miniature copy by a local court painter of an oil painting by the visiting British artist G Farrington depicting a procession on the occasion of an important festival celebrated by the Muslims. Name the festival.

Solution: Yes, the correct answer is A- Id. As everyone in this picture are collected at mosque for their prayers (namaaz). People are hugging each other which shows that they are greeting each other and wishing 'Eid mubarak'. 
QUESTION: 15

From the following options available which one can be called a collection of Indo-European style of paintings made in India by Indian artists

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

Name the pilgrimage centre of the temple village around which the scroll painters and potters began developing a new style of art in Bengal.

Solution: In Bengal, around the pilgrimage centre of the temple of Kalighat, local village scroll painters potters began developing a new style of art. They moved from the surrounding villages into Calcutta in the early 19th century in the life of new patrons and new buyers of their art.
QUESTION: 17

What is the specialty of the early Kalighat paintings ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

Identify this style of painting. This painting is a typical example of how Patuas depicted English life in India where hunting was considered as a sport that demonstrated courage and manliness 

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

Name the important printing press set up at Calcutta in the late 19th century started by the middle class Indians, producing life like images of eminent Bengali personalities as well as mythological pictures.

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

Following image is an advertisement of a popular Indian brand of a product /item that was banned by the British in 1905. This image was used to express nationalist ideas and inspire people against the British rule by the Calcutta art Studio. Guess the product/item. 

Solution:

The advertisement was for a 'Cigarette' brand.