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 Questions - Set 114. Art

  1. What was the name of Vincent van Gogh's art dealer brother? - Theodorus (Theo)

  2. Which Renaissance artist's life was fictionalised in the book 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' subsequently made into a film? - Michelangelo

  3. Which artist and illustrator painted a portrait of John F. Kennedy in 1960 that was later published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post after his assassination? - Norman Rockwell

  4. What colour is cerulean? - Blue

  5. What is the name of the toning that produces brown and white photographs? - Sepia

  6. How did Van Gogh commit suicide? - He shot himself

  7. 'Glass of Absinthe' is a sculpture by which 20th century artist? - Pablo Picasso

  8. With which other painter would you associate painter Francoise Gilot? - Pablo Picasso (she lived and studied with him for ten years and had two children)

  9. On whose life is Somerset Maugham's "The Moon and Sixpence" based on? - Paul Gauguin

  10. What was the name of the painter who was the son of Hans Holbein the Senior? - Hans Holbein the Younger

  11. Which museum houses Velazquez's only painting of nude buttocks? - The National Gallery

  12. Who built El Escorial? - Juan Bautista de Toledo designed it and worked on it from 1563 to his death in 1567. Juan de Herrera revised and completed it.

  13. Emanuel Radinsky was born in Philadelphia in 1890 and died in Paris in 1976. He was a surrealist painter and photographer. By which name is he better known? - Man Ray

  14. Which famous artist designed the Chupa Chups logo? - Salvador Dali

  15. What type of paint was made out of pigment and egg yolk? - Tempera

  16. Which painter's trip to and later residence in California inspired him to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in Los Angeles using the comparatively new acrylic medium, rendered in a highly realistic style using vibrant colours? - David Hockney

  17. What's the name of the Postimpressionist artist known as 'Le Douanier'? - Henri Rousseau

  18. The Mexican painter Diego Rivera was married twice to another famous Mexican painter. Who? - Frida Kahlo from 1929 to 1939 and from 1940 to her death in 1954

  19. Who's the author of the painting popularly known as Droopy Watches or Melting Clocks and what's its correct name? - The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

  20. The German guide to the 1937 World's fair called it 'a hodgepodge of body parts that any four year-old could have painted'. Which painting were they describing? - Picasso's Guernica


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