10 most difficult painting riddlesPainting 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 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.
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 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".
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.
Who painted the An Old Man and his Grandson?
Rembrandt van Rijn
An Old Man and his Grandson is a ca. 1490 tempera painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Domenico Ghirlandaio. One of Ghirlandaio's best-known works, it is considered notable for its emotional poignancy. Its realism has been described as unique among the portraits of the Quattrocento.
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.
Who painted the Turkish Bath?
Georges de La Toura
The Turkish Bath (Le Bain turc) is an oil painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, initially completed between 1852 and 1859, but modified in 1862. The painting depicts a group of nude women at a pool in a harem.