Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Actually Know About Edgar Degas?

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Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Actually Know About Edgar Degas?

This quiz introduces the life of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas. He was a French artist who was famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. Those who actually know or don't know this famous artist can try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                                                      Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a French impressionist painter, is perhaps best known for his paintings, drawings and bronzes of ________________ and of racehorses.
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Still-life

    • C. 

      Ballerinas

  • 2. 
                                                     Degas spent 5 years in Italy, studying Italian art, especially Renaissance works.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
                                           Returning to Paris in 1859, he combined _________________ styles in his paintings.
    • A. 

      Renaissance and classical

    • B. 

      Classical and romantic

    • C. 

      Romantic and contemporary

  • 4. 
                                    In the early 1870s the __________________ became his favorite theme.  
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Theatrical scenes and portraits

    • C. 

      Ballerinas

  • 5. 
                                            Degas sketched from a live model in his studio and combined poses into groupings to depict ballerinas on and off stage.  "On and off stage" means ________________ .
    • A. 

      Performing or rehearsing on stage

    • B. 

      Resting or waiting for performances back stage

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 6. 
                                            After 1880, _________________ became Degas's preferred medium.
    • A. 

      Oil painting

    • B. 

      Pastel

    • C. 

      Water color

  • 7. 
                                                  As his eyesight failed after he exhibited a sculpture "Little Dancer" in 1881, Degas relied on his sense of touch to model wax sculptures of dancers and horses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
                                 Degas's sculptures were cast in bronze only ______________ his death.
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      After

  • 9. 
    Begun in 1858, The Bellelli Family is one of the earliest works Degas began - although it was not finished until sometime later. How many years did the painting take to complete?
    • A. 

      5 years

    • B. 

      7 years 

    • C. 

      9 years 

    • D. 

      11 years

  • 10. 
    Painted around 1860, this piece depicts youths from an ancient Greek state enjoying physical activity. What is its name?
    • A. 

      Young Spartans exercising 

    • B. 

      Young Athenians Frolicking 

    • C. 

      Young Thebans Playing 

    • D. 

      Yong Macedonians Leaping

  • 11. 
    Painted in France around 1876, this is a portrait of Degas' fellow artist Mary Cassatt. What nationality was she?
    • A. 

      She was British 

    • B. 

      She was American

    • C. 

      She was Dutch

    • D. 

      She was Canadian