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"Oh would some power that giftie give us, to see ourselves as others see us." wrote Robert Burns. These artists turned their masterful eyes to their subjects and bestowed that gift that Burns writes of to their subjects. These artists and their subjects span periods of art from the Baroque to late Contemporary Art.

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Perhaps the most famous portrait in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci's lady with the mysterious smile, is known by what name?



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He was an Italian artist known for his portraits that feature long necks, sloping shoulders, and almond shaped eyes. This portrait is of his mistress, Jeanne Hebuterne. Who is the artist?
Warhol
Modigliani
Whistler
Matisse


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This symbolist painter's work reflected the pain she suffered physically and mentally during her life. When she was a schoolgirl she was in a bus wreck that resulted in a broken spinal column and crushed pelvis. Selma Hayek starred in a movie about this Mexican artist. Name the artist.
Frida Kahlo
Berthe Morisot
Cindy Sherman
Alice Neal


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David Hockney painted the portrait of this famous transvestite drag queen who starred in the cult movies "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray". Who is this cult movie favorite?
La Cherie
Divine
Violet Blue
Dame Edna


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The Surrealist painter in this painting is showing the mental process that the artist uses in his craft. The egg viewed by the artist translates to a bird on his canvass. Can you name this Belgium born artist?
Monet
Munch
Klimt
Magritte


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What is the name of this portrait often referred to as Whistler's Mother?
Nocturne: Black and Grey
Arrangement in Grey and Black
The Quaker's Wife
Harmony in Gray and White


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What brilliant but mentally unstable artist painted this self portrait after cutting off his left earlobe and presenting it to a prostitute?
Paul Gauguin
Edouard Manet
Vincent Van Gogh
Georges Seurat


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This Flemish artist was one of the masters of the Baroque. He was known for his use of vivid colors, powerful movement of his figures and his full-figured, rosy hued women. What artist painted his young wife draped only in the fur he had given her?
Jean-Auguste Ingres
Caravaggio
Peter Paul Rubens
Rembrandt


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What is the art technique used to give a projection of depth in this painting by Andrea Mantegna?
Chiaroscuro
Foreshortening
Frottage
Memento Mori


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Ernest Ludwig Kirchner was one of the founders of the artist group Die Brucke. Die Brucke took their name from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche. What art movement is Kirchner most closely associated with?
Realism
Impressionism
Surrealism
Expressionism


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Salvador Dali stated "The only difference between the Surrealists and me is that I am a Surrealist. " During 1934-1935 Dali used a photo of this actress for a painting and titled it "____ _____'s Face Which May Be Used as a Surrealist Apartment". Who was this actress that might have invited Dali to the Surrealist Apartment with the invitation "Why don't you come and see me. "?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Clara Bow
Marylin Monroe
Mary Pickford
Mae West


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This artist is regarded as the "most significant proponent of Expressionism in modern painting". He was only 22 when he met Milly Thaulow, the wife of his mentor and wrote "I found myself standing before the mystery of woman. " Who painted this portrait called "Madonna" and died in Norway in 1944?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Edvard Munch
Paul Klee
Franz Marc
El Greco


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Gustav Klimt used Mrs. Adele Bloch-Bauer as the model for this portrait of a Jewish heroine and the Assyrian commander-in chief, Holofernes. If you are having trouble finding Holofernes in the portrait, his head is in the lower bottom right. What is the title of this portrait?
Elizabeth and Holofernes
Ruth and Holofernes
Rebecka and Holofernes
Judith and Holofernes


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