Art History Questions and Answers

Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history. It has been painted between the years 1503 to 1506 and it is also ...

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Transfer of knowledge

An open book can symbolise the sharing of knowledge and scholarship. It can be a symbol of power, as it can only share knowledge with the initiated;- those who can read!

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Edouard Manet

Correct answer: Edouard Manet - Le djeuner sur lherbe (English, The Luncheon on the Grass) 1863. Nude women were always seen in art history as a Venus or Grande Odalisque, in ...

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Théodore Géricault
Answer: The Raft of the Medusa by Thodore Gricault 1818-19. Completed when the artist was just 27, the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It depicts ...

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The Urinal (or Fountain) by Marcel Duchamp 1917

Marcel Duchamps Urinal (or Fountain) of 1917 epitomized the question what is art?In December 2004, Duchamps Fountain was voted the most ...

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Giorgio de Chirico

Answer: Mystery and Melancholy of a Street by Giorgio de Chirico 1914De Chirico was a pre-Surrealist painter who started a movement called Metaphysical artHis dream-like ...

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Birth, life and death
Past, present and future
Mind, body and soul
Heaven, Earth and humanity

All four! 3 is considered to be an important number in many cultures; ...

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The Beanfest by Jan Steen

The Beanfest by Jan Steen (Northern Baroque painter and tavern owner)In a seventeenth-century living-room, a cheerful company has assembled to enjoy the so-called ...

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Pop art is a movement that first began in Britain and the United States during the mid to late 1950's. Pop art set forth a challenge to the traditions of fine art by including imagery from ...

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