Famous Works Of Visual Art

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Famous Works Of Visual Art

A quiz about famous buildings and works of art. This quiz is Jeopardy-style, meaning each answer must be in the form of a question, i. E. "What is. . . "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This building, which began as a fortress in the 12th century, was renovated in 1546 by Francis I and Pierre Lescot.
  • 2. 
    The Parthenon, built in 447 BC by Ictinus and Callicrates, was built on the Acropolis of this famed Greek goddess.
  • 3. 
    Construction of this building, one of the first examples of the flying buttress in architecture, began during the reign of Louis VII in 1163.
  • 4. 
    During the French Revolution in 1793, Notre Dame Cathedral was plundered, and statues of her replaced those of the Virgin Mary on several altars.
  • 5. 
    This portrait, also known as La Gioconda, is remarkable for its imaginary background and the lack of any facial hair on its subject.
  • 6. 
    Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi created this famed structure, visible in New York Harbor.
  • 7. 
    Pablo Picasso painted this work to depict the chaos and destruction of a German bombing in Spain on April 26, 1937.
  • 8. 
    The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, was built by this Mughal Emperor in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • 9. 
    Michelangelo painted the ceiling, but this "sweet" man was the architect behind the construction of the Sistine Chapel.
  • 10. 
    This famed Botticelli work is said to have been painted as a celebration of love of Giuliana di Piero de Medici and Simonetta Cattaneo Vespucci, who Botticelli also privately loved.
  • 11. 
    After "Old Saint Paul's" was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, this architect was given the task of building a replacement structure. He finished it on his 76th birthday in 1708.
  • 12. 
    This 1942 Edward Hopper paining, depicting patrons in a diner late at night, currently resides in the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • 13. 
    "The Persistance of Memory", Salvador Dali's most famous work, is an example of this cultural and artistic movement.
  • 14. 
    Although Daniel Chester French sculpted the seated Abraham Lincoln, this architect is renowned for the design of the exterior of the famed Lincoln Memorial.
  • 15. 
    Rodin's famed work, The Thinker, seen as an icon of philosophy and intellectual activity, is said to be depicting this man, pondering his poem in front of the Gates of Hell.
  • 16. 
    One of Rembrandt's most famous works, it's the shortened title of a painting titled "The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch".
  • 17. 
    Fallingwater, a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, is about 50 miles to the southeast of this industrial U.S. city.
  • 18. 
    This painting, considered Raphael's masterpiece, is a fresco in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican depicting many famed Greek figures.
  • 19. 
    Da Vinci's famed mural The Last Supper covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in this Italian city.
  • 20. 
    In his painting "American Gothic", the woman is said to be modeled after his sister, and the man on his dentist.
  • 21. 
    Unlike Michelangelo's sculpture of David, who is standing calmly, this man's interpretation of David seems to be moving and twisting.
  • 22. 
    The 1434 painting seen here, by this Netherlandish painter, is painted in oils on oak panel.
  • 23. 
    This Jacques-Louis David painting depicting the murder of a famed radical journalist of the French Revolution has been compared to works by Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
  • 24. 
    Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum is home to a renowned permanent collection of art.
  • 25. 
    This sculptor, famed for "The Thinker", also designed "The Gates of Hell", a set of doors adorning the Decorative Arts Museum.
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