Famous Paintings Quiz
Are you an art aficionado? Do you know Rembrandt from Roger Rabbit? Have you met Whistler’s mother? Or do you see a pack of crayons and think “Oooh, yummy!” Let’s find out just how artistic you are with our famous paintings quiz. 10 questions on the world’s most famous paintings and the artists who painted them.
1. It is one of the most recognised paintings in the world, but who painted it?
Vincent van Gogh painted The Starry Night some time between 1880 and 1890. It is part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection in New York
2. Who painted this scene of the Last Supper?
Jacopo Tintoretto painted the Last Supper between 1592 and 1594. It is housed in Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
3. What is the popular title of this painting by Rembrandt?
The original title of the painting is the less than snappy 'Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq'
4. What it the title of this painting by American artist Grant Wood?
Grant Wood painted American Gothic in 1930 and it is part of the Art Institute of Chicago collection
5. Which artist painted Girl with a Pearl Earring?
Johannes Vermeer's painting was once in such poor condition that it sold for only 2 guilders, about £25 in todays terms.
6. Dating to around the 1480's, what is the title of this famous painting by Sandro Botticelli?
The painting shows the goddess Venus arriving already fully grown. The painting is held at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
7. Which artist was responsible for painting this scene of Salisbury Cathedral
Constable finished the painting in 1823 and it's full title is 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds'
8. This painting 'The Supper at Emmaus' is by which famous Italian Baroque artist?
Caravaggio's painting shows the moment when Jesus, after his resurrection reveals himself to two of his disciples
9. What is the title of this famous work of 1633 by Rembrandt?
In 1990 The Storm on the Sea of Galilee and 12 other works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It has still not been recovered.
10. Which artist painted 'Luncheon of the Boating Party'
Pierre-Auguste Renoir finished the painting in 1881 and it now forms part of The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
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