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With topics from prehistoric to modern art, there is something for everyone here!   

There are 28 quizzes and 360 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Controversial and Scandalous Art

Throughout history artists have caused scandals by defying conventions and social taboos, or simply by being innovative. Take a stroll through history with me while we examine some examples of controversial and scandalous art!
Tough (10 qns)
daver852
May 31 13
1341 plays
2
Art History Challenge

Here's a bit of a challenge for you art history fans, but we'll try to have some fun along the way. I have chosen artists who had rather distinctive names.
Tough (10 qns)
Bruyere
Jun 28 01
7266 plays
3
Prehistoric Artists and Rock Art

Since Prehistoric times, art has been created. Some of this 'Rock Art', luckily, is still there for us to see, and to marvel at.
Difficult (10 qns)
LindaC007
Nov 08 01
2160 plays
4
Scandalous Art

Art has never met with polite indifference. Art has inspired and enraptured, but also provoked, shocked, and even created public uproars. This quiz focuses on some of the most famous scandals in art history.
Average (20 qns)
Arlesienne
Jun 25 07
2868 plays
5
Art History Behind the Scenes II

Back by occasional demand! More sex, murder, and mayhem (oh, not entirely) in the History of Art! Enjoy!
Difficult (15 qns)
lanfranco
Apr 16 06
1524 plays
6
Eggsquisite Eggsamples of Gothic Art 1150-1499

The Gothic style flourished in Europe between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries and saw the creation of some of the most beautiful works of art ever created. Every selection in this challenge quiz has a connection with the word 'egg' in the title.
Tough (10 qns)
SisterSeagull
Aug 24 16
186 plays
7
Art History Creature Feature

From prehistoric times to present, animals have inspired artists. This is a quiz on some of those animal images throughout time.
Difficult (20 qns)
Bruyere
May 30 03
1872 plays
8
Art Under Attack

This quiz is a response to a challenge from kevinatilusa. Many of us know little about art, but we know what we don't like. Can you answer these questions on critical condemnation over two centuries?
Tough (10 qns)
TabbyTom
Dec 11 09
675 plays
9
Sign on the Dotted Line

Many works of art were created on commission - a patron requested that the artist create the work. This quiz covers some of them, where the artist had to sign on the dotted line because he had been contracted to produce the item.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
Mar 24 15
195 plays
10
State of the Art

Most of the painters in this quiz were either groundbreaking or tried something different that resulted in a masterpiece. They were literally the "state of the art" in their time.
Average (10 qns)
skydude13579
Aug 21 14
507 plays
11
The 1913 Armory Show

In 1913, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects by American and European artists startled its viewers with new definitions of art. See if you know some of the "Armory Show" artists and their works.
Easy (10 qns)
nannywoo
Oct 05 13
924 plays
12
Controversial Works of Art

Whether intentional or otherwise here are ten works of art that caused controversy when they first appeared.
Tough (10 qns)
Christinap
Mar 23 12
906 plays
13
Art of the Ancients

If you read ancient books, or view ancient art, one thing becomes clear - people then really weren't so different from us, enlightened people of today.
Easy (10 qns)
mpkitty
Oct 30 13
981 plays
14
The Arts and Western Civilization

Throughout history, western civilizations have been expressed through and influenced by art. How much do you know about art and western civilizations?
Average (10 qns)
giraffeluver3
Jun 01 06
1707 plays
15
Early Western Art

An interesting quiz about early art history.
Average (10 qns)
apc1106
Dec 21 07
852 plays
16
Canadian Shield Rock Art Tradition

The rock art that is found in the Pre-Cambrian Shield region of North America can provide insight into several key cultural processes including lifestyle, ideology and subsistence strategies. Try the quiz and learn about this rock art.
Tough (10 qns)
wendiggler
Aug 16 10
180 plays
17
An Introduction to Art History

Some basics from art history.
Difficult (25 qns)
SuperRo
Feb 19 02
2931 plays
18
Art History

Here's the lowdown on this quiz. I'll give you the title of the painting and you tell me who painted it. Get it? Got it? Good! Prepare to be bombarded by trivia!
Average (10 qns)
JsusFreak
May 09 01
4941 plays
19
Art History Trivia

A little bit about art.
Average (10 qns)
CarrieL419
Mar 06 00
5178 plays
20
Another Art History Challenge

Here are some more random art history questions on artists for you. Many of the artists chosen have distinctive names or facts about them as clues for you. Hope you enjoy it!
Difficult (10 qns)
Bruyere
Jun 30 01
1236 plays
21
Western Art: 4000BC - 2000AD

This quiz begins with the art of the Egyptians and goes through to the 20th century. Enjoy!
Tough (25 qns)
irishguyjay
Dec 07 02
984 plays
22
Art History Questions

My favorite topic in high school, I earned a 5 on the AP Exam. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Tough (10 qns)
jsonitsac
Dec 06 02
1530 plays
23
Bayeux Stitch Job

Introducing Habrok the hawk a purely fictitious anthropomorphic bird who swoops in and out of the decorative borders of a famous tapestry or sits on a royal wrist to tell his tale.
Average (15 qns)
balaton
May 09 14
210 plays
24
Early American Art

Test your knowledge of American Art from pre-colonial time to before 1917. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
adrianlove
Aug 17 11
324 plays
25
Just Art History Stuff

Never question art. Just your company's financial health.
Tough (10 qns)
bobmar
Dec 23 01
1620 plays
26
General Challenge

These are questions that cover the Renaissance to Contemporary art.
Difficult (25 qns)
mrwarhol
Feb 05 01
1518 plays
27
Art Challenge

Multiple choice. General art history including non-western. Find out how broad your knowledge is!
Difficult (15 qns)
hutchart
May 12 03
1209 plays
28
More Art History Questions

So far I've been getting some very positive feedback on my other quiz. So I hope this one will be just as good.
Difficult (10 qns)
jsonitsac
Dec 12 02
1128 plays
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