10 most difficult painters riddlesPainters quiz
Where did the carpaccio originate?
It was invented in 1950 by the restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani, when the client - Countess Mocenigo - informed him that the doctor had recommended her raw meat. The new dish reminded him of Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio's work.
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.
Where were the Pre-Raphaelites active?
in ancient Rome
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was an artistic association of painters established in London in 1848. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. Its members believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".
What tree blooms in this painting of Vincent van Gogh?
Almond Blossoms is from a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in southern France of blossoming almond trees. Flowering trees were special to van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.
Where and when did Leonardo die?
May 2, 1519 in Venice
May 5, 1514 in Florence
May 2, 1519 in Amboise (France)
May 5, 1514 in Rome
In 1516, Leonardo entered the service of king Francis I of France, being given the use of the manor house Clos Lucé near the king's residence at the royal Château d'Amboise. He spent the last three years of his life here. He died on 2 May 1519 and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in Château d'Amboise in France.
What do Anthony Hopkins, Jay Leno, Guy Ritchie and Pablo Picasso have in common?
Dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, since dyslexia and IQ are not interrelated. It is believed that dyslexia can affect between 5 and 10 percent of a given population.
Which famous painter was a member of the Communist Party?
In 1944 Picasso joined the French Communist Party (he lived in France), attended an international peace conference in Poland, and in 1950 received the Stalin Peace Prize from the Soviet government. But party criticism of a portrait of Stalin as insufficiently realistic cooled Picasso’s interest in Soviet politics, though he remained a loyal member of the Communist Party until his death.
Which French Romantic painter authored The Raft of the Medusa?
The painting is on a monumental scale of 491 × 716 cm and became an icon of French Romanticism. It depicts a moment from the aftermath of the wreck of the French naval frigate Méduse. All but 15 of around 150 people died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practised cannibalism.