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Art 101

written by: silverqueen
 
'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life'. So said Picasso. If you made an A in Art History you will find this quiz easy. If you slept through the slide show like I did, you may find the quiz hard. Either way I hope you enjoy.

Question 1:

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This painter, born in Florence, was one of the masters of the Early Renaissance. He painted 'The Birth of Venus' that brings to life the famous Greek myth of how Venus was born from the foam of the sea.
Da Vinci
Masaccio
Botticelli
Donatello


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Question 2:

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Is there a smile more famous? Name this painting created by an artist who epitomizes the term Renaissance Man.



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Question 3:

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Famed as the painter of the Sistine Chapel, this artist and sculptor carved the masterpiece in the photo
from one block of marble.
Donatello
Da Vinci
Bernini
Michelangelo


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Question 4:

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Domenikus Theotocopoulos, whose elongated and swirling figures are easily identified,
is better known by this name.
El Greco
Goya
Giotto
El Cid


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One of the most influential artist in art history, he was born in 1573, in the town after which he named himself. His dramatic use of dark contour and bright light called chiaroscuro, influenced painters such as Velasquez and Rembrandt.
Tintoretto
Veronese
Caravaggio
Warhol


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Question 6:

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The beheading of Holofernes by Judith was a subject of many paintings, but the most violent and
dramatic one was created by this artist who was raped by a friend of her father, Agostino Tassi.
Correggio
Jean Dubuffet
Beth Morisot
Artemisia Gentileschi


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Question 7:

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This artist is acknowledged as the finest Dutch painter of the seventeenth century. Baby Boomers may have first seen one of his works on a cigar box.
Rembrandt
Hals Bols
Warhol
Poussin


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Question 8:

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This artist painted 'Las Meninas' or 'The Maids of Honor', a work that was voted 'the world's greatest painting' by artists and art critics in a poll conducted in 1985.
Vermeer
David
Velasquez
Rubens


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Question 9:

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The iconic portrait of George Washington by this artist can be found in the 'Museum of Fine Art' in Boston.
Stuart
Warhol
Delacroix
Picasso


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Question 10:

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Who painted 'Arrangement in Gray and Black No 1'?
Whistler
Sargent
Picasso
Warhol


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Question 11:

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This artist, one of the founders of Impressionism, is best known for his paintings of bathers and ballerinas.
Degas
Whistler
Renoir
Duchamp


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Question 12:

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Vincent Van Gogh's life of turmoil and pain is reflected in his vivid colors and thickbrush
strokes. After reading a book about Van Gogh's life, Don McLean wrote a song about this painting.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 13:

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This painting by Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, a forerunner of Expressionism, shows his fear of insanity and death.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 14:

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One of the towering figures in modern art, this artist was one of the founders of Cubism.
Monet
Matisse
Picasso
Pollock


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Question 15:

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Known as the King of Pop Art, he worked in his Studio named The Factory.
Grant Wood
William De Kooning
Edward Hopper
Andy Warhol


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