Art General Knowledge

Can you answer these random questions about fine art?
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Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel?
Michelangelo
What country was Rembrandt from?
Netherlands
What school of art was invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
Cubism
What is the world's most-visited art museum?
Musée du Louvre
... and what is that museum's most famous painting?
The Mona Lisa
In Botticelli's painting "The Birth of Venus", what is Venus standing on?
a Scallop Shell
What is the name for a work of art, commonly found in altarpieces, that is
composed of three panels?
Triptych
In what city would you find the most notable works of architect and artist Antoni Gaudí?
Barcelona
What is the Venus de Milo missing?
Her arms
Who sculpted "The Thinker"?
Auguste Rodin
Grant Wood's painting "American Gothic" depicts an older man and woman.
What is the man holding?
a Pitchfork
What was the name of the annual exhibition by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris?
The Salon
What was the nickname of Greek-born painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos?
El Greco
What school of art was Salvador Dalí a part of?
Surrealism
What religion is responsible for building most of the world's tallest statues?
Buddhism
What American artist called his studio "The Factory"?
Andy Warhol
What artist cut off his part of his ear?
Vincent Van Gogh
What school of art did American drip painter Jackson Pollock come from?
Abstract
Expressionism
What style of mural painting involves painting on wet plaster?
Fresco
Lascaux is a place in France that is famous for its extremely old paintings.
What type of place is Lascaux?
a Cave
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Level 60
Jan 6, 2019
could you accept Retable for the altar piece ?
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2019
I second that. Thanks
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Level 86
Jan 7, 2019
Strongly disagree. The clue is about a 3-panel piece of artwork. The additional clue of altarpieces is parenthetical.
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2019
I agree with plattitude. A retable can be something as simple as a shelf. "Three panel" makes the clue very specific
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2019
I agree with pooch, who agrees with plattitude. While a triptych may serve as a retable, a retable is not necessarily a triptych nor is a triptych always a retable.
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2019
Dammit! It's not "Al" Fresco, is it??!!
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Level 81
Mar 19, 2019
that would be when you eat in the fresh (air) not the painting
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Level 77
Jan 18, 2019
Tried clam shell and oyster shell. Is it commonly known that that shell is a scallop shell?
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Level 63
Feb 14, 2019
Just "shell" would've worked. ;) But yes, it's known as a scallop shell - a symbol of fertility.
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Level 53
Feb 17, 2019
Yeah tried clam and oyster but nope :(
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2019
Yes I tried clam, then oyster. Need to allow those answers.
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2019
As mentioned, shell would have worked. And picture the painting in your mind -- it's definitely not an oyster shell. Wrong shape entirely, even if the symbolism could be argued for :)
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2019
Please, accept "Monna Lisa" or "Gioconda". Mona Lisa is just English misspelling.
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Level 72
Feb 17, 2019
You should make an Italian language version of this quiz.
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Level 22
Feb 21, 2019
Do you speak Italian? Is this an Italian quiz?
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2019
For God's sake, that masterpiece was painted by an Italian artist. And it's universally known as "Gioconda" or "Monna Lisa" by anyone slightly familiar with art history, in Italy or abroad. Do not be preposterous. It's like Manchester was internationally misspelt as Machnester
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2019
Just because "Monna" is originally abbreviation for "Madonna", which in the Middle Ages used to refer not only to Holy Mary, but to any rich woman in terms of chivarly. "Mona" doesn't mean anything, except for that in Venice region's dialect it means dickhead. Nice, isn't it? I don't teach 'bout Turner and Constable, hands off MONNA Lisa <3
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Level 40
Feb 17, 2019
no i wont
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2019
Clue for Van Gogh needs to have one less his
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Level 53
Feb 17, 2019
I'm amazed I even got 7 right
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2019
What is the Venus de Milo missing? "Her" arms! Really? Why not "arms"?
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Arms would have worked if you typed it.
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Level 44
Feb 18, 2019
Is Cubist not acceptable or did I misspell it?
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Level 82
Apr 29, 2019
Would be a useful type-in, but "cubism" is what QM's after.
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2019
Please consider accepting "hay fork" for the question on American Gothic. The terms are used interchangeably but most (myself included) consider three-tined forks hay forks, not pitch forks. Splitting hairs since 1964...EP
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Level 76
Feb 12, 2020
Was really hoping for a question or two from my realm of expertise....finger painting.