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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.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: Art History - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 360 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
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
1347 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
7293 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
2175 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
2877 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
1530 plays
6
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
1872 plays
7
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
195 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
675 plays
9
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
513 plays
10
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
198 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
1032 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
909 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
1077 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
1710 plays
15
Early Western Art

An interesting quiz about early art history.
Average (10 qns)
apc1106
855 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
180 plays
17
An Introduction to Art History

Some basics from art history.
Difficult (25 qns)
SuperRo
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
4953 plays
19
Art History Trivia

A little bit about art.
Average (10 qns)
CarrieL419
5181 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
1239 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
987 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
1536 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
210 plays
24
Just Art History Stuff

Never question art. Just your company's financial health.
Tough (10 qns)
bobmar
1623 plays
25
Early American Art

Test your knowledge of American Art from pre-colonial time to before 1917. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
adrianlove
327 plays
26
General Challenge

These are questions that cover the Renaissance to Contemporary art.
Difficult (25 qns)
mrwarhol
1521 plays
27
Art Challenge

Multiple choice. General art history including non-western. Find out how broad your knowledge is!
Difficult (15 qns)
hutchart
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
1131 plays
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