10 most difficult art riddlesArt quiz
Which Dutch painter is known for his distinctive paintings of whitewashed church interiors?
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
George Hendrik Breitner
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Jacob van Ruisdael
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings frequently show medieval churches, usually Gothic, but sometimes late Romanesque, which had been stripped bare of their original decorations after the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation. He wanted to record this time of change by documenting the country’s buildings.
Who painted this painting?
"Ad" Reinhardt (1913 -1967) was an abstract painter active in New York. Reinhardt is best known for his so-called "black" paintings of the 1960s, which appear at first glance to be simply canvases painted black but are actually composed of black and nearly black shades. Among many other suggestions, these paintings ask if there can be such a thing as an absolute, even in black, which some viewers may not consider a color at all.
Who brought Mona Lisa to France?
Leonardo da Vinci
Pope Pius XVI
Charles de Gaulle
Leonardo spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. He brought three masterpieces: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.
The dome of the Cathedral of Parma is decorated by The Assumption of the Virgin fresco. Who painted it?
Correggio was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic foreshortening, Correggio prefigured the Rococo art of the 18th century.
Who is depicted in the portrait above?
Herod the Great
That is the portrait of Salah from an iconography book Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum. The book includes portraits designed as medals, and brief biographies of many notable figures. All mentioned above featured in it.
What are Japanese folding screens called?
Byōbu are Japanese folding screens made from several joined panels, bearing decorative painting and calligraphy, used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces. The term figuratively means "protection from wind", which suggests that the original purpose of byōbu was blocking drafts.
Which film director was a leading figure in the Italian Neorealism movement?
Vittorio De Sica
Italian Neorealist films mostly contend with moral conditions and the difficult economic situation of post-World War II Italy. De Sica's films reflect the changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including oppression, injustice, desperation and poverty. Vittorio De Sica has received the Palme D'Or in Cannes, Golden Bear in Berlin and 3 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Who painted the Portrait of a Negress?
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Leonardo da Vinci
Marie-Guillemine Benoist was a French neoclassical, historical and genre painter. In 1800, she exhibited Portrait d'une négresse in the Salon. Six years previously, slavery had been abolished, and this image became a symbol for women's emancipation and black people's rights. The picture was acquired by Louis XVIII for France in 1818.
Who wrote the first opera in the history of world music?
Jacopo Peri (1561-1633), known under the pseudonym Il Zazzerino, was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (around 1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600).
Who was the first (chronologically) great artist that contributed to the Italian Renaissance?
Leonardo da Vinci
It has been said that Giotto was the first real painter, like Adam was the first man. Living in the late Middle Ages (died 1337), he broke with the prevalent Byzantine style and introduced the technique of drawing accurately from life.