Answer Key Van Gogh’s Evolution

Lesson Plan: Becoming Van Gogh

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. neophyte |ˈnēəˌfīt|-noun-a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief: four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts.
  2. revere |riˈvi(ə)r|-verb [ with obj. ]-feel deep respect or admiration for (something): Cézanne’s still lifes were revered by his contemporaries.
  3. curator |ˈkyo͝orˌātər, kyo͝oˈrātər, ˈkyo͝orətər|-noun-a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection.
  4. inhibited |inˈhibitid|-adjective-unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint: I could never appear nude, I’m far too inhibited.
  5. nuance |ˈn(y)o͞oˌäns|-noun-a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound: the nuances of facial expression and body language.
  6. sui generis |ˌso͞oˌī ˈjenərəs, ˌso͞oē|– adjective-(Latin)-unique: the sui generis nature of animals.
  7. flourishing |ˈfləriSHiNG|-adjective-developing rapidly and successfully; thriving: a flourishing career.
  8. craftsmanship |ˈkraf(t)smənˌSHip|-noun-skill in a particular craft: I admire his engineering skills and craftsmanship.
  9. authenticate |ôˈTHentiˌkāt|-verb [ with obj. ]-prove or show (something, esp. a claim or an artistic work) to be true or genuine: they were invited to authenticate artifacts from the Italian Renaissance.
  10. imprimatur |ˌimprəˈmätər, -ˈmātər|-noun-• [ in sing. ] a person’s acceptance or guarantee that something is of a good standard: the original LP enjoyed the imprimatur of the composer.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

True / False

  1. F- Van Gogh is  one of  the most beloved artist  by the public.
  2. F- There’s always a van Gogh show on the horizon.
  3. F- The van Gogh museum is located in Amsterdam.
  4. T- The name of the The latest major entry is “Becoming van Gogh.
  5. F- The exhibit is being shown at the at the Denver Art Museum.
  6. T- Timothy Standring, is the curator who organized the Denver show.
  7. F-Mr. Standring’s first step was to make a call to Amsterdam.
  8. T- For Van gogh’s work, people are generally unfamiliar with anything pre-Sunflowers or pre-Wheatfields…
  9. T- If you look at his early drawings, they’re horrible. So how did he develop?”   Mr. Van Tilborgh said, persistence.
  10. T- Mr. Standring added that he hoped both shows would deepen an understanding of the artist.

Grammar: Structure and Usage

I.   The latest major entry is “Becoming van Gogh” at the Denver Art Museum.

II.   First, they must come up with a fresh angle on an artist who lived to be only 37.

III. When you plan a van Gogh exhibit, you need to get blessing of the Van Gogh Museum.