10 most difficult art riddles A list of ten (out of 75) art related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Art quiz Who is depicted in the portrait above?Salah. 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.very hard 19% SalahSalah19%JeremiahJeremiah25%ShemShem13%Herod the GreatHerod the Great41%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 127 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » 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.very hard 23% TitianTitian9%MichelangeloMichelangelo36%CorreggioCorreggio23%RaphaelRaphael30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 926 answers in 2 languages »cathedrals riddles » Who brought Mona Lisa to France?Leonardo da Vinci. 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.very hard 29% Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci29%Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte45%Pope Pius XVIPope Pius XVI11%Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle12%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9084 answers in 3 languages »renessaince riddles » Who is the female figure in the centre of Sandro Botticelli's painting "Primavera" (Italian for "Spring")?Venus. The painting features six female figures and two male, along with a cupid, in an orange grove. In the centre (but not exactly so) and somewhat set back from the other figures stands Venus, a red-draped woman in blue. Like the flower-gatherer, she returns the viewer's gaze.very hard 30% MadonnaMadonna19%spring personificationspring personification23%VenusVenus30%DemeterDemeter26%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 982 answers in 2 languages »paintings riddles » The symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death is called...Vanitas means "futility" or "worthlessness", the traditional Christian view being that earthly goods and pursuits are transient and worthless. Vanitas themes were common in medieval funerary art, with most surviving examples in sculpture. Common symbols include skulls, rotten fruit, bubbles, smoke, watches, and hourglasses.very hard 30% memento morimemento mori50%carpe diemcarpe diem16%vanitasvanitas30%gravisgravis2%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2041 answers in 2 languages »painting riddles » Which Dutch painter authored Composition with Blue, Yellow, Black and Red, 1922?Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and theoretician. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.very hard 31% Jan Vermeer van DelftJan Vermeer van Delft27%George Hendrik BreitnerGeorge Hendrik Breitner23%Gabriel MetsuGabriel Metsu16%Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian31%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1009 answers in 2 languages »culture riddles » Who was the first (chronologically) great artist that contributed to the Italian Renaissance?Giotto. 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.very hard 34% Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci17%GiottoGiotto34%Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli20%MichaelangeloMichaelangelo26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5065 answers in 2 languages »painters riddles » Which artist created the term "social sculpture"?Joseph Beuys. Social Sculpture is a phrase to describe an expanded concept of art. Beuys created the term "social sculpture" to embody his understanding of art's potential to transform society. As a work of art, a social sculpture includes human activity that strives to structure and shape society or the environment. The central idea of a social sculptor is an artist who creates structures in society using language, thoughts, actions, and objects.very hard 36% Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp27%Auguste RodinAuguste Rodin20%Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys36%Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg15%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 675 answers in 2 languages »people riddles » 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. very hard 37% Federico FelliniFederico Fellini33%Micheangelo AntonioniMicheangelo Antonioni16%Luis BunuelLuis Bunuel12%Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica37%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 13363 answers in 2 languages »directors riddles » Which of those famous opera composers died last?Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". His most renowned works are La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, all of which are among the important operas played as standards.very hard 37% Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi15%Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart9%Richard WagnerRichard Wagner37%Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini37%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 11578 answers in 2 languages »opera riddles » Play art quiz and see all the questions.