Rogier Van Der Weyden (English)

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Rogier Van Der Weyden (English)

The Museo del Prado houses some of the most outstanding works of the artist Rogier van der Weyden, who was admired in Spain as well as in many other European countriesWe encourage you to test your knowledge of this artist with this quiz game.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Virgin and the Child (1435-1438)Rogier van der Weyden was born in 1399 in:
    • A. 

      Brussels

    • B. 

      Antwerp

    • C. 

      Tournai

    • D. 

      Bruges

  • 2. 
    Detail: Descent from the Cross (before 1443)The name Van der Weyden comes from:
    • A. 

      The translation of his French name, Rogier de le Pasture

    • B. 

      A family nickname

    • C. 

      The Flemish translation of the artist’s profession

    • D. 

      His place of origin

  • 3. 
    Detail: Pietá (1440-1450)Van der Weyden began his apprenticeship...
    • A. 

      In the family workshop, with his father Henri de le Pasture

    • B. 

      In the workshop of the Flemish artist Robert Campin

    • C. 

      With Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Alone. He was an autodidact

  • 4. 
    Adoration of the Kings (1460-1470). Copy after an original by Van der WeydenThroughout his life, Van der Weyden...
    • A. 

      Never had a workshop of this own

    • B. 

      Had only one workshop in his city of origin, Tournai

    • C. 

      Had only one workshop in the city where he resided, Brussels

    • D. 

      Had two workshops, one in Tournai and another one in Brussels

  • 5. 
    Detail: Pietá (1440-1450)Van der Weyden used to always sign and date his works
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Descent from the Cross (before 1443)Which of these elements in the Descent from the Cross refers to the commissioners of the painting?
    • A. 

      A pot of ointment

    • B. 

      An inscription

    • C. 

      Crossbows

    • D. 

      A scull

  • 7. 
    Detail: Descent from the Cross (before 1443)Van der Weyden was appointed as official painter of Brussels
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Detail: Descent from the Cross (before 1443)In Van der Weyden’s artworks, what stands out is...
    • A. 

      The expressionless characters

    • B. 

      The volume of the figures depicted and the attention to detail

    • C. 

      The aerial perspective

    • D. 

      The little technical quality

  • 9. 
    Nativity. The Adoration of the Magi. Purification, by Hans Memling (1470-1472)Hans Memling apprenticed as a painter in Van der Weyden’s workshop
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Detail: Descent from the Cross (before 1443)How did the Descent from the Cross by Van der Weyden arrive to Spain?
    • A. 

      It was a diplomatic gift from the ambassadors to the Catholic Kings

    • B. 

      The painting was commissioned by Isabella I of Castile

    • C. 

      Charles V received it as an inheritance

    • D. 

      Philip II of Spain received it as an inheritance