BEFORE YOU READ:
predecessor (n): tiền bối
intergrate (v): hợp nhất
disparate (adj): khác nhau
trend (n): xu hướng
composite (adj): hỗn hợp
abstract (n): bản tóm tắt, vật trừu tượng – (adj): trừu tượng – (v): tóm tắt
baroque (adj): khó hiểu – (n): xu hướng nghệ thuật Ba-rốc
Jan Dibbets may someday have his work revered as much as his Dutch predecessors Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt. At a time when the trends in art are toward abstraction and minimalism, Dibbets’ work integrates these two disparate trends into one remarkable whole. 5 In one series of composite works, he arranged sections of architectural photographs into rounded patterns. Then, with pen and ink and watercolors, he connected the segments together into 360-degree circular forms blending the abstract with the real and the imagined. The imaginary images resemble the views of ceilings in gothic, baroque, and neo-classical 10 buildings as they might be seen from the ground floor.
1. What does this passage mainly discuss?
(A) the life of Jan Dibbets
(B) new forms of art created by Jan Dibbets
(C) an exhibit of abstract art
(D) art that follows the style of Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt
2. Which of the following words could best replace the word “revered” in line 1?
3. As used in line 2, what is the meaning of the word “time”?
4. The word “disparate” in line 4 is closest in meaning to
5. The author implies that
(A) Dibbets is more well known to some people than Vermeer
(B) views of ceilings in gothic buildings are most beautiful when seen from the ground floor
(C) art is now becoming more abstract
(D) Dibbets preferred watercolor to photography
6. The word “remarkable” as used in line 4 could be best replaced by
7. As used in line 5, the word “works” could be best replaced by which of the following?
8. As described in this passage, Dibbets used all of the following elements EXCEPT
(A) pen and ink
(C) architectural photographs
(D) still-life drawings
9. The word “segments” as used in line 7 refers to
10. The word “neo-classical” in line 9 refers to
(A) artistic patterns
(B) trends in art
(C) architectural styles
(D) museum decorations