The Fascinating History of Art!

 Art is something we all enjoy, to varying degrees. But there is more to a painting than just color on fabric and more to a sculpture than stone or metal. Knowing art history is understanding the context and meaning added to that beauty. How much art history do YOU know?
 
 
What do we call the period of extravagant art and architecture prevalent in Europe during most of the 17th century?
The Baroque period
The Victorian period
The Renaissance period
The Gothic period
 
 
The artist Kandinsky is considered the first for this type of art?
Abstract
Surreal
Pointism
Cubism
 
 
American Gothic is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Who painted it?
He died at only age 50 and is best known for his work depicting the Midwest
Grant Wood
Jackson Pollock
Edward Hopper
Mary Cassatt
 
 
This famous composer only composed one opera, called 'Fidelio'
Beethoven
Bach
Mozart
Schubert
 
 
What was Claude Monet most famous for painting?
Water lilies
Daisies
Sunflowers
Stars
 
 
In prehistoric times, which of these ingredients was used for art?
Red Clay
Plant Pigments
Ashes
All answers are true
 
 
Which French art movement of the late 19th century is characterized by evoking emotion rather than realism?
Post Impressionism
Impressionism
Cubism
Surrealism
 
 
Which French artist is most famous for his obsession with ballerinas?
Edgar Degas
Paul Cézanne
Claude Monet
Henri Matisse
 
 
Which painter was known for using the “drip technique”?
Jackson Pollock
Agnes Martin
Franz Kline
Mark Rothko
 
 
Which artist died poor but became incredibly famous after his death?
In fact and tragically, he only sold one painting during his life.
Vincent van Gogh
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pablo Picasso
Michelangelo
 
 
What is an unusual feature for a face in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Mona Lisa?
She has no eyebrows
Her smile is crooked
One eye is bigger than the other
Her ears aren't at the same height
 
 
Thanks to Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, between the years of 1912 and 1948, art was considered...
Thanks to Pierre, baron de Coubertin. He was a French educator who played a central role in the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896 and insisted art be included as a sport.
An Olympic sport
A low status occupation
A sign of communist sympathy
Something for women to pursue
 
 
True or False: Pablo Picasso was accused of stealing the Mona Lisa
The real thief was a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia.
True
False
 
 
Who composed the famous group of violin concerti called 'Four Seasons'?
Chopin
Mozart
Bach
Vivaldi
 
Not the Best...
One does not NEED to know art history to enjoy the beauty of art. However, one can lose some of the meaning behind these paintings, which does give an extra layer of beauty and poetry to each artistic piece. We recommend learning more about the subject if you enjoy art in your life.
 
Good Show!
Art history is important if we are to add meaning to surface beauty. You obviously know this since you knew quite a few of the answers in our Art History Quiz! You still didn't get a super high score, so why not try again for that ultimate score we know you can reach?
 
Magnificent!
You certainly know a lot about Art History, and we're so glad to hear it since knowing the history behind the art adds such a rich dimension to our enjoyment of its actual beauty. Good for you, and congratulations on acing our quiz!
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