Top Art History Quizzes & Trivia

Art makes the world a richer place and if you've never had a taste of the finer things in life—like art—you’re really missing out. If you love to paint, or have an interest in the classics (or just history itself) you will find these quizzes intellectually stimulating. Branch out and get a little culture today from the comfort of your desk and comfy computer chair. 

Do you know who was credited for most of the statues that decorated the Parthenon? What artist was struck in the face with a mallet by an envious colleague and disfigured for life? What painter married Mexican artist Diego Rivera? Who painted “The Scream?” What late 19th century painter was best known for his paintings of ballet dancers? Go back in time to the wonderful works of Michelangelo, Picasso, Rembrandt, and more while you bask in the wonders of the art world by taking these quizzes.

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  • This painting titled “Portrait of Pope Innocent X was painted by...

  • True or False: this Baroque painter named Caravaggio was a convicted murderer:       +Media True Correct Answer +Media False Correct Answer   Do not include this question in random selection. - Feedback/Explanation + MediaTrue: He killed a man in a pub brawl and was banished from Rome. Later when he cut a deal with the Pope to return to Rome, he died of malaria in the swamps walking back from Naples. More on the painting: Caravagio had a way of bringing religion and peagan gods down to earth in a real world way. In this is a painting of the conversion of Saul from the bible, the drama is internalized within the mind of Saul. He lies on the ground stunned, his eyes closed as if dazzled by the brightness of God's light that streams down the white part of the skewbald horse, but that the light is heavenly is clear only to the believer, for Saul has no halo. In the spirit of Luke, who was at the time considered the author of Acts, Caravaggio makes religious experience look natural. SaveCancelSaving, please wait... 2. True or False: Caravagio, the Baroque painter, was a convicted murderer:   enableTitle_point(); 4 Points Edit Delete True / False       SaveCancelSaving, please wait... 3. This depiction of Judith Slaying Holofernes was a popular subject matter painted by several artists in the 16th and 17th centuries... who painted this one?   enableTitle_point(); 4 Points Edit Delete Multiple Choice       SaveCancelSaving, please wait... 4. This frescoe from the Arena Chapel (or Scrovegni Chapel) in Padua features what is to be considered the first Renaissance art work in Italy. Name the artist..   enableTitle_point(); 4 Points Edit Delete Multiple Choice       SaveCancelSaving, please wait... 5. True or False: This frescoe is painted by Michelangelo   enableTitle_point(); 4 Points Edit Delete True / False       SaveCancelSaving, please wait... 6. This painting was extremely controversial and by many accounts, started the Modern art movement. Name the artist:   enableTitle_point(); 4 Points Edit

  • This depiction of Judith Slaying Holofernes was a popular subject matter painted by several artists in the 16th and 17th centuries...  who painted this one?  

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  • The artist that used repeating images, such as Marilyn Monroe or Campbells soup is

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  • Who is the author of this picture?
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  • He was an Italian polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, sculptors, architect, botanist, musician, writer, and painter. Hs most famous painting is the Mona Lisa.
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