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Short Eclectic Art Quiz

3.9
(19 votes)
10 questions
English
Mixed genres
1

How many pieces of art did Claude Monet produce over his lifetime?

Over 2,500

Over 1,000

Over 1,500

Over 500

Hard  26% got this right

By 1890 Monet had sold enough art to buy the house he was renting in Giverny; he loved to garden and paint his garden.
2

What year was the Catalan architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi, born in?

1851
1852
1874

Hard  22% got this right

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world. Work began in 1882!
3

Where was the visual artist, film director, producer and pop artist, Andy Warhol, born?

Hard  16% got this right

'King of Kitsch' Warhol amassed a vast colleciton of cookie jars which sold for over £250,000 after his death in 1988
4

The Italian painter, poet, architect and sculptor, Michelangelo, created which masterpieces of the High Renaissance?

David (sculpture)

The Sistine Chapel's ceiling (frescoes)

Mona Lisa (painting)

Vitruvian Man (drawing)

62% got this right

Raphael was chosen to paint the Sistine Chapel's ceiling but convinced the Pope to pick Michelangelo, hoping he'd fail !
5

Where is Montignac-Lascaux, near which 600 cave paintings, aged roughly 17,000 years old, were found?

Hard  13% got this right

The oldest known cave painting is a 64,000 year old red hand stencil, made by a Neanderthal in Caceres, Spain
6

Put these art movements in order, starting wiht the earliest (oldest).

1.

Renaissance

2.

Mannerism

3.

Art Nouveau

4.

Fauvism

Easy  86% got this right

The art movement of Cubism only lasted 7 years, from 1907-1914
7

The painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer, Pablo Picasso was born in which coastal city?

Hard  12% got this right

The Guinness Book of World Records named Picasso as the most prolific artist
8

What is the name of the 1930 painting by Grant Wood that this GIF is based on?

American Gothic

Hard  25% got this right

In 2004 Wood's home state of Iowa produced a quarter in his honour, which depicts a schoolhouse, teacher and students
9

Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1889) sold at Christie's, London in 1987 for how many millions of pounds?

6
24
36
£

65% got this right

Van Gogh painted over 900 paintings in 10 years, an average of one painting every 36 hours!
10

Which contemporary English artist rigged their painting to be shredded directly after it sold in an auction in 2018?

Banksy

Damien Hirst

Sarah Lucas

Tracey Emin

61% got this right