The Ultimate Fun Quiz On Great Artists

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  • 1. 

    Which artist's brother was an inept artist and had the nickname of "The Splinter"?

    • A.

      Michelangelo

    • B.

      Masaccio

    • C.

      Titian

    • D.

      Raphael

    Correct Answer
    B. Masaccio
    Explanation
    Masaccio is the correct answer because his brother was an inept artist and had the nickname of "The Splinter". This suggests that Masaccio's brother was not skilled in art and was perhaps seen as a lesser artist compared to Masaccio.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the artist whose painting entitled "White Square" was a white square on a white background?

    • A.

      Moholy-Nagy

    • B.

      Mondrian

    • C.

      El Lissitzky

    • D.

      Malevitch

    Correct Answer
    D. Malevitch
    Explanation
    Malevitch is the correct answer because he was an artist known for his painting entitled "White Square" which consisted of a white square on a white background. This artwork, created in 1918, is considered a significant example of the Russian avant-garde movement and abstract art. Malevitch's "White Square" challenged traditional notions of representation and color, emphasizing pure form and the exploration of space.

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  • 3. 

    Which British painter and engraver completed the four lions for the Nelson Monument in London in 1866?

    • A.

      Edwin Henry Landseer

    • B.

      William Turner

    • C.

      Joseph Wright

    • D.

      Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    Correct Answer
    A. Edwin Henry Landseer
    Explanation
    Edwin Henry Landseer is the correct answer because he was a British painter and engraver who completed the four lions for the Nelson Monument in London in 1866. Landseer was known for his animal paintings and sculptures, and his work on the lions for the Nelson Monument is one of his notable contributions to British art.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these artists did not appear in the photograph of "The Irascibles" which was published in Life magazine in 1950?

    • A.

      Rothko

    • B.

      Kline

    • C.

      Pousette-Dart

    • D.

      De Kooning

    Correct Answer
    B. Kline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kline because he did not appear in the photograph of "The Irascibles" which was published in Life magazine in 1950. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the artist who did not appear in the photograph.

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  • 5. 

    Who painted a portrait of Peggy Guggenheim's daughter in 1943 that was reminiscent of Picasso's "Girl Before A Mirror"?

    • A.

      Pollock

    • B.

      De Kooning

    • C.

      Manta

    • D.

      Pousette-Dart

    Correct Answer
    D. Pousette-Dart
    Explanation
    Pousette-Dart painted a portrait of Peggy Guggenheim's daughter in 1943 that was reminiscent of Picasso's "Girl Before A Mirror".

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  • 6. 

    Which artist spent a large part of his life abroad because of his refusal to paint for political ends in his own country?

    • A.

      Klee

    • B.

      Kandinsky

    • C.

      Gauguin

    • D.

      Tamayo

    Correct Answer
    D. Tamayo
    Explanation
    Tamayo is the correct answer because he spent a large part of his life abroad due to his refusal to paint for political ends in his own country. This suggests that Tamayo prioritized his artistic integrity over conforming to political expectations, leading him to seek opportunities and artistic freedom outside of his homeland.

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  • 7. 

    Which artist suffered from painful spinal damage and ulcers brought on by many falls from horseback?

    • A.

      Francisco Goya

    • B.

      Edgar Degas

    • C.

      Claude Monet

    • D.

      Theodore Gericault

    Correct Answer
    D. Theodore Gericault
    Explanation
    Theodore Gericault is the correct answer because he indeed suffered from painful spinal damage and ulcers as a result of multiple falls from horseback. Gericault was an artist known for his equestrian paintings, and he was passionate about horse riding. However, his love for horses led to several accidents that caused him severe physical injuries, including spinal damage and ulcers. These injuries greatly impacted his health and artistic career.

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  • 8. 

    Which artist's journals and essays were collected by Osbert Sitwell and published in 1947 under the title of "A Free House"?

    • A.

      John Singer Sergeant

    • B.

      Frank Auerbach

    • C.

      Clovis Corinth

    • D.

      Walter Richard Sickert

    Correct Answer
    D. Walter Richard Sickert
    Explanation
    Osbert Sitwell collected and published the journals and essays of Walter Richard Sickert under the title of "A Free House" in 1947.

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  • 9. 

    Which artist finally gave up painting in 1912 because of failing eyesight?

    • A.

      Degas

    • B.

      Cezanne

    • C.

      Courbet

    • D.

      Renoir

    Correct Answer
    A. Degas
    Explanation
    Degas is the correct answer because he suffered from failing eyesight and eventually gave up painting in 1912. This is well-known in art history as Degas' eyesight deteriorated over time, making it increasingly difficult for him to continue his artistic practice.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following was not a favorite subject for Winslow Homer?

    • A.

      Seascapes

    • B.

      Portraits Of Wealthy Bostonians

    • C.

      Civil War Scenes

    • D.

      Outdoor Life In The Adirondacks

    Correct Answer
    B. Portraits Of Wealthy Bostonians
    Explanation
    Winslow Homer was known for his paintings of seascapes, civil war scenes, and outdoor life in the Adirondacks. However, there is no evidence to suggest that he had a particular interest in painting portraits of wealthy Bostonians. Therefore, "Portraits Of Wealthy Bostonians" can be considered as the correct answer for the question.

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  • 11. 

    Who said "if you paint a big picture, you're in it"?

    • A.

      Mark Rothko

    • B.

      De Kooning

    • C.

      Francis Bacon

    • D.

      Jackson Pollock

    Correct Answer
    A. Mark Rothko
    Explanation
    Mark Rothko said "if you paint a big picture, you're in it." This quote reflects Rothko's belief that the act of creating art is a deeply personal and introspective process. By painting a large-scale artwork, the artist immerses themselves in the creation, becoming a part of the artwork itself. This statement also highlights Rothko's emphasis on the emotional and spiritual aspects of art, as he believed that art should evoke a profound response from the viewer.

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  • 12. 

    Which artist said "I paint in order not to cry"?

    • A.

      Roualt

    • B.

      Matisse

    • C.

      Munch

    • D.

      Klee

    Correct Answer
    D. Klee
    Explanation
    Klee is the correct answer because the quote "I paint in order not to cry" is attributed to the artist Paul Klee. This statement suggests that Klee used painting as a form of emotional expression and release, channeling his emotions into his art rather than allowing them to overwhelm him.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following artists was so unrecognized in his lifetime that almost nothing is known about him today?

    • A.

      Johannes Vermeer

    • B.

      Giotto

    • C.

      Claude Monet

    • D.

      Edward Hopper

    Correct Answer
    A. Johannes Vermeer
    Explanation
    Johannes Vermeer is the correct answer because very little is known about him today. Despite being a renowned painter now, Vermeer was largely unrecognized during his lifetime. Only a few of his paintings were documented, and he struggled financially. It was not until the 19th century that his work gained recognition and appreciation. Today, Vermeer is celebrated as one of the greatest Dutch painters of the Golden Age, but his personal life and artistic process remain largely mysterious.

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  • 14. 

    Which manga artist was the world's best selling female comic artist in 2008?

    • A.

      Naoko Takeuchi

    • B.

      Rumiko Takahashi

    • C.

      Yuu Watase

    • D.

      Clamp

    Correct Answer
    B. Rumiko Takahashi
    Explanation
    Rumiko Takahashi was the world's best selling female comic artist in 2008. She is a highly acclaimed manga artist known for her popular works such as "Inuyasha" and "Ranma 1/2". Her unique storytelling style and captivating characters have gained her a massive following and commercial success. In 2008, her manga sales were the highest among all female comic artists, solidifying her position as the best selling artist of that year.

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  • 15. 

    Who painted "Napoleon Bonaparte in 1800", as a general, a first consul and as emperor?

    • A.

      Boullee

    • B.

      Fragonard

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Ingres

    Correct Answer
    C. David
    Explanation
    The correct answer is David because Jacques-Louis David was a renowned French painter who was known for his portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte. He painted multiple portraits of Napoleon at different stages of his life, including as a general, a first consul, and as emperor. David's realistic and detailed style captured the essence of Napoleon's power and authority, making him the most suitable artist for portraying the different facets of his life.

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