IEO (International English Olympiad) Class 9 Past Paper (Previous Year) 2017 Set a Part 5 Download All the Papers for 2021 Exam

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People view art differently. Every individual will have a different opinion on a given piece and this is subjective, especially if you have no prior knowledge of the message the artist is intending to get across. Traditional pieces of art, in particular paintings and sculptures, can be appreciated for the level of skill employed to create them. However, whether or not an individual likes a piece of art, will be based on something entirely different that cannot be easily defined. There may be a combination of colours that is pleasing to the viewer, or an image may evoke a particular emotion in them based on their past experiences. Each viewer may look at a piece of art and understand it entirely differently, and this could be what makes certain pieces so inherently beautiful.

When it comes to painted portraits, it is interesting to think about what makes them resemble the subject. It is thought that this can lie in how the eyes have been captured by the artist. And this does not need to be detailed. If you look at the work of Indian artist Jamini Roy, who painted a painting called ′ Three Pujarins ′ , here he depicts three priestesses with eyes that have been painted as simple almond shapes. However the positioning of the eyes ′ pupil gives them all a distinct expression. What that expression is, is again open to the interpretation of the person looking at the painting. Individuals who look at pieces of art for the first time are also likely to be influenced by its setting, their setting and what they have seen and done immediately before looking at them. For example, if a person is in a gallery looking at lots of black and white drawings, and then suddenly comes across a wildly colorful piece, the latter is likely to create a more emotive response in the observer, than if this picture were surrounded by other, bright, colour strewn images. Again, if the observer was in a bad mood, this could transpose their opinion of a particular piece of art. On a different day, just after getting good grades at school and having won a cricket match, their thoughts on the same image could be entirely different.

So, when looking at visual art, whatever form of art this maybe, contemporary, ancient, abstract or photographic, it can be useful to first consider its setting and your own, before deciding if you like it or not .

Q 34. What is the passage about?

A. How it is often difficult to understand the message of the artist.

B. How to look at art.

C. How we can all look at art in different ways.

D. It is important to appreciate the skill needed to create art.

Q 35. According to the author, what makes us like art?

A. Art is different for everyone, we don՚t all like the same thing.

B. The story that the artist is trying to tell.

C. Not everyone likes art, some people find it hard to understand

D. How artists are able to use colour to show emotion.

Q 36. What is interesting about portraits?

A. It shows depiction of human tribes.

B. They can capture human emotion.

C. The eyes are important

D. The subject of the portrait is generally of most interest.

Q 37. What is said about the ‘Three Pujarins’ ?

A. They are expressive.

B. Their eyes are of an unknown shape.

C. The pupils of their eyes are unusual.

D. The image is very complex and required skill.

Q 38. What does the piece՚s setting do to what we feel about it?

A. It can mean that we prefer black and white drawings.

B. It can influence how an artist paints the image.

C. It can influence how a person observes art.

D. It can make people emotional and change how they view other things.

Q 39. The overall message of the passage is that ________

A. art is complicated and every piece is interesting and different

B. art is confusing and hard to interpret

C. we should all enjoy art for what we see

D. images should be pleasing to some but not to others

Q 40. What does the author think about art?

A. She is interested in it but doesn՚t understand it

B. That an individual can change his/her opinion depending on another individual՚s opinion

C. That it is up to individuals to decide if they like it

D. She likes how all images and sculptures are different and can be interpreted.

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