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Art History Behind the Scenes II
"Back by occasional demand! More sex, murder, and mayhem (oh, not entirely) in the History of Art! Enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Painter-monk Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-69) is said to have broken his vows in spectacular fashion. What did he do?
He ran off with a nun
He ran off with a monk
He strangled his abbot
He stole a jeweled reliquary
Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521?) ate a limited diet. On what food did he reportedly subsist for weeks at a time?
16th-century Florentine Mannerist Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557) had unusual living arrangements. What were they?
He lived in the Palazzo Vecchio's attic
He lived in a crate on the street
He lived in a house with no staircase
He lived in a chapel in Santa Felicità
Bolognese Baroque artist Guido Reni (1575-1642) suffered from an unfortunate addiction. What was it?
He had satyriasis
He was a gambler
He was an alcoholic
He sniffed paint
It is well known that Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), the foremost female painter of the Italian Baroque, was raped in her teens, leading to a famous trial in 1612. But what was the name of her rapist?
Sometime in the second decade of the 17th century, a young Frenchman, surnamed Gellée, was hired as a member of an artist's domestic staff. His employer quickly perceived that he had potential as a painter. In what capacity did Gellée serve the household?
As a bootboy
As a cook
As a valet
As a hairdresser
Naples-born Baroque painter Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) led a colorful life. What did he do when he was a teenager?
He joined a carnival
He joined a band of robbers
He joined a troupe of strolling players
He joined an army of mercenaries
Rembrandt's brilliant student Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) died young in a disaster. What was it?
A shipwreck in the East Indies
A riot during the Tulip Mania
An explosion in Delft
The Dutch defeat at Breda
Swiss artist Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) married a man who turned out to be a fraud. What had he claimed to be?
A cheese wholesaler
A porcelain manufacturer
An art dealer
American artist Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) held a dinner party in an unusual venue. Where did this meal take place?
The belly of a whale
The belly of a mastodon
The Philadelphia Waterworks
When Elizabeth Siddal, wife, model, and muse of painter-poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti died young, Rossetti made a gesture of romantic despair. What was it?
He drank her ashes in wine
He had her mummified
He wrote an elegy for her
He buried his poems with her
Among the many prominent people who died in the sinking of the Titanic, on the morning of April 15, 1912, was an artist -- and it wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio. Who was it?
Francis Davis Millet
John Everett Millais
Jean Francois Millet
French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) gave up his first career, abandoned his wife and children, and ended up in the South Seas. What had Gauguin been doing for a living?
He was a cognac merchant
He was a notary
He was a stockbroker
He was a postmaster
More than one significant artist has perished on a battlefield. In what battle of World War I did German painter Franz Marc (1880-1916) meet his death?
Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) died in suspicious circumstances. What killed her?
An accidental shooting
A hit-and-run accident
A fall from an apartment
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