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Here you will find quizzes on works of art that focus on a specific topic or theme. There are a number of photo quizzes, so you can appreciate the painting in question.
59 quizzes and 665 trivia questions.
1.
  Dogs Cats and What Is That Dogs, Cats and What Is That? - 10 questions - 3 mins
You might say the "what is that" is the focus of this quiz and these questions about 10 paintings each include at least one dog or one cat. (This quiz doesn't include pictures of the paintings themselves, but they are easy enough to find online.)
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Oct 04 22
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bernie73 gold member
Oct 04 22
228 plays
2.
  Life Death and Beyond Funerary Art Life, Death, and Beyond: Funerary Art editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's explore some examples of funerary art, items created to form or be part of a tomb.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jun 12 21
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looney_tunes editor
Jun 12 21
4460 plays
3.
  Painting by Numbers editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
One "Blue Boy," two "American Gothic" farmers, "Three Musicians" ... some might classify paintings by color or medium or style, but I like to look at them strictly by the numbers. Will you help me count my way through the history of western art?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 16 11
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CellarDoor gold member
8827 plays
4.
  A Great Location for Great Art A Great Location for Great Art top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many famous paintings depict real life locations that can still be visited. This quiz looks at some of these paintings and the places that inspired them.
Easier, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Sep 06 20
Easier
agentofchaos gold member
Sep 06 20
503 plays
5.
  Pictures of a City Pictures of a City best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Though more common in the art of the 19th and 20th centuries, cityscapes have been around for a much longer time. Here are a few select depictions of urban centres for you to enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 02 21
Average
LadyNym gold member
Nov 02 21
197 plays
6.
  Vitruvian Man Vitruvian Man editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man, this quiz deals with some of the different ways in which the male figure has been depicted throughout the ages. A word of caution: many of the works of art in this quiz show full-frontal male nudity.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 04 19
Average
LadyNym gold member
Mar 04 19
434 plays
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  An Artful Trade An Artful Trade best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Money and related activities have often been featured in works of art throughout the ages. For your enjoyment, here are a few works of art inspired by trade, business and money in general.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Apr 19 19
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LadyNym gold member
Apr 19 19
227 plays
8.
  Mans Best Friend in Art Man's Best Friend in Art best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Sometimes they're the focus, and sometimes they are peripheral, but dogs have a habit of sneaking into many artistic works. Here are just some of our canine friends in art.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 30 17
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rossian editor
May 30 17
575 plays
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  Magic Is Framed Magic Is Framed great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Though a couple of weeks late for Halloween, this quiz will introduce you to works of art featuring subjects such as magic, witchcraft and the occult.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 14 19
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LadyNym gold member
Nov 14 19
202 plays
10.
  Your Art Gallery Portraits Your Art Gallery: Portraits great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to your own private art gallery. In the first room are portraits by some of the greatest artists of all time. Can you identify the artist by the style?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 08 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
552 plays
11.
  Your Art Gallery History Painting Your Art Gallery: History Painting great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The next room in our virtual art gallery is the home of 'history painting'. Covering a wide range of artistic styles, history paintings depict a specific moment in a narrative story.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jul 16 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
379 plays
12.
  Your Art Gallery Genre Painting Your Art Gallery: Genre Painting great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
We move now into the fifth room in this virtual gallery: genre painting. Here the artist depicts scenes or events from everyday life such as street scenes, interiors, workplace scenes, markets, domestics, etc.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, May 06 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
501 plays
13.
  Your Art Gallery Landscapes Your Art Gallery: Landscapes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to your own private art gallery. In the second room are landscapes by some of the greatest artists of all time. Can you identify the artist by the style?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 09 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
493 plays
14.
  Animals in Famous Works of Art Animals in Famous Works of Art great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Animals have provided artists with a wide range of subjects over the years. Here is a selection of ten famous paintings that feature animals.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 05 14
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
773 plays
15.
  Your Art Gallery Biblical Paintings Pt 2 Your Art Gallery: Biblical Paintings Pt 2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In the first room of this section of our virtual gallery, we looked at paintings depicting the life of Christ. Now we move on to other Biblical stories and people...
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 11 15
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EnglishJedi gold member
351 plays
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  Shakespeare in Art Shakespeare in Art popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The works of Shakespeare have been performed on stage and on screen many times. They have also been the subject of numerous works of art, ten of which are pictured here. All you have to do is identify the play from which the artwork derives.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 15 14
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
642 plays
17.
  The Art of Food The Art of Food popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Food is a very common subject in art. It has been used for its beauty, shape and symbolism. How much do you know about food in art?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Mar 27 19
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Joepetz gold member
Mar 27 19
421 plays
18.
  Your Art Gallery The Baroque Era Your Art Gallery: The Baroque Era - 10 questions - 6 mins
The next room in our virtual art gallery concentrates not on a specific genre but on a period or style of painting. Color, light and shadows are features of Baroque art from the late 16th century to the early 18th.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Dec 09 15
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
356 plays
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  Your Art Gallery Biblical Paintings Pt 1 Your Art Gallery: Biblical Paintings Pt 1 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The next subject at our virtual art gallery, biblical paintings (or sacred art) is perhaps the most extensive, so it will fill two rooms even at the first pass through. These are the first ten examples for you to admire and identify.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 28 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
284 plays
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  Your Art Gallery Allegorical Paintings Your Art Gallery: Allegorical Paintings - 10 questions - 5 mins
The next room in our virtual art gallery is the home of 'allegorical art'. Here the artist tells a story, often biblical.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jul 31 15
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EnglishJedi gold member
364 plays
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  Your Art Gallery Tronies Your Art Gallery: Tronies - 10 questions - 5 mins
Continuing our tour of this virtual gallery, we enter Room 4, Tronies. This comes from a Dutch word meaning 'face': the paintings depict an exaggerated facial expression or a character in costume.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 05 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
353 plays
22.
  Your Art Gallery Still Life Your Art Gallery: Still Life popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Welcome to your own private art gallery. In the third room are still life paintings by some of the world's great artists. Can you identify the artist by the style?
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 08 15
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
441 plays
23.
  A Menagerie of Art A Menagerie of Art - 10 questions - 4 mins
Animals have been a popular topic for artwork throughout history. Many different styles and artists have been inspired by their beauty. Animals were a common theme in chalk and pencil drawings also.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 17 16
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dcpddc478
May 17 16
364 plays
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Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. I'll pose you questions about the artworks, the artists or the subjects. The fourth room in the exhibition is filled with scenes from the New Testament.
Average, 20 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
803 plays
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  Pictures at an Exhibition: History in Art best quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The twelfth and final room in the exhibition is filled with artworks which are related in one way or another to history. Models represent every artwork that is too big to show here.
Average, 25 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 11 10
Average
JanIQ gold member
993 plays
26.
  Artistic Horses great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
'A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps' in T S Eliot's poem 'Preludes'. There are no cab-horses in this quiz, but there are several other horses from various works of art. Can you match the work to the artist from the clues given?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 21 17
Easier
rossian editor
Aug 21 17
266 plays
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  Your Art Gallery Saints Your Art Gallery: Saints - 10 questions - 6 mins
Effectively, this is the third room of biblical paintings but the works here all specifically depict one or more of the various saints.
Difficult, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 17 15
Difficult
EnglishJedi gold member
316 plays
28.
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. I'll pose you questions about the artworks, the artists or the subjects. The third room in the exhibition is filled with scenes from the Old Testament.
Average, 20 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
575 plays
29.
  Paint the Tail on the Donkey top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about ten paintings featuring the humble donkey, all you have to do is identify the famous artists responsible.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 11 14
Average
Fifiona81 editor
460 plays
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  Pictures at an Exhibition - Female Nude top quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject (and not by artist). I'll pose you questions about the artworks, the artists or the subjects. The second room in the exhibition is filled with female nudes.
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 04 13
Average
JanIQ gold member
864 plays
31.
  Pictures at an Exhibition - All Saints best quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The ninth room in the exhibition is filled with artworks dedicated to one or more saints. Buildings are represented by models. Take your time for this lengthy quiz.
Average, 25 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 12 10
Average
JanIQ gold member
691 plays
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  Pictures at an Exhibition - Time top quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The fifth room in the exhibition is filled with artworks of which the title contains a specific moment or period in time. Buildings and bas-reliefs are represented by models.
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
725 plays
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  Pictures at an Exhibition - Myth and Legend top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The tenth room in the exhibition is filled with artworks dedicated to legends and mythology (especially classical mythology).
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
730 plays
34.
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. I'll pose you questions about the artworks, the artists or the subjects. Originally the exhibition was twelve rooms, but now a thirteenth has been opened. Animals abound in art.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 17 12
Average
JanIQ gold member
424 plays
35.
  Pictures at an Exhibition - Music, Maestro great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The eleventh room in the exhibition is filled with artworks which are related in one way or another to (classical) music. Buildings are represented by models.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 09 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
497 plays
36.
  Pictures at an Exhibition - May I Kiss You great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The seventh room in the exhibition is filled with artworks that represent a kiss. All these questions are based upon the book "Baci", with over 200 artworks.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
486 plays
37.
  The Art of Dying great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The depiction of someone dying, or being killed, or recently dead, is a popular theme of artists. Can you pick the authors of the following death scenes?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 14 21
Average
davejacobs
Dec 14 21
137 plays
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  "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with ten lovely works of art featuring the nude female form in all its delicacy. How many do you know? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 28 18
Average
Creedy gold member
Aug 28 18
249 plays
39.
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The eighth room in the exhibition is filled with paintings showing some kind of food and drink.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 25 22
Average
JanIQ gold member
Jun 25 22
647 plays
40.
  Pictures at an Exhibition - Male Nude top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject (and not by artist). I'll pose you questions about the artworks, the artists or the subjects. The first room in the exhibition is filled with male nudes.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 08 09
Average
JanIQ gold member
630 plays
41.
  Fall into Autumn top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about paintings related to the season known as autumn or fall. All you have to do is identify the famous artists responsible.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Aug 03 15
Average
Fifiona81 editor
304 plays
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  Pictures at an Exhibition - War and Peace great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
Let's imagine an exhibition of various artworks, grouped by subject. The sixth room in the exhibition is filled with artworks that refer to war and peace - not the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Buildigns and bas-reliefs are represented by models.
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, May 15 22
Average
JanIQ gold member
May 15 22
631 plays
43.
  From the Ashes - 10 questions - 4 mins
Civilization and society have risen from the ashes time and time again. Join us as we look at historic events through the paintings that depicted them. Flames, fire, war, and destruction come alive at the end of the painter's brush.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Mar 09 18
Average
tazman6619 gold member
Mar 09 18
341 plays
44.
  Ah, the Thrill of the Hunt top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
While you may not agree with the practice of hunting for sport, it has certainly inspired some fantastic works of art. Can you identify the artists responsible for these pieces?
Average, 10 Qns, pagea, Jun 10 17
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pagea
Jun 10 17
183 plays
45.
  Scenes of Violent Battle popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Answer these ten questions about art based on battles and their contexts. Note that images of the paintings are easily found online.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Aug 14 19
Average
bernie73 gold member
Aug 14 19
280 plays
46.
  Dinner is Framed popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Food has played its part in inspiring artists over the years and paintings depicting food have now inspired me to write this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Mar 17 12
Average
zorba_scank gold member
479 plays
47.
  The Eternal Flame great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many nations know the eternal terror of wildfire as it ravages the country-side, killing wildlife and destroying flora in its path. The following is an assortment of paintings for which the theme is wildfire, each of which tells a fearsome tale.
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Aug 28 21
Average
VegemiteKid gold member
Aug 28 21
186 plays
48.
  What Are YOU Looking At? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
It has sometimes been said that the eyes are a window into the soul. That may or may not be true, but the eyes are often a window into the heart of a work of art.
Average, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, Dec 21 17
Average
kevinatilusa
Dec 21 17
897 plays
49.
  The Madonna and Child in Art great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 10 mins
This quiz explores some of the various depictions of one of the most popular subjects in post-Christian art, from the Byzantine era to the 20th century. Enjoy!
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Sep 10 08
Difficult
jouen58
721 plays
50.
  Beware of Dog - 10 questions - 4 mins
The art world is full of cats. Whether they are adorable, playful or angry, cats are a common subject for painters and artists. Match the artist to the cat work they created But beware! A dog has sneaked into the mix as well!
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Mar 29 20
Average
Joepetz gold member
Mar 29 20
150 plays
51.
  The Illustrated Cat - 10 questions - 4 mins
Cats have been part of several artworks throughout history. Review a few of them in this quiz about illustrated cats. I hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jul 05 22
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Lpez
Jul 05 22
470 plays
52.
  Eating a Masterpiece - 10 questions - 4 mins
Food has been used in many works of art. Some works of art have even used food. How much do you know your food art?
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, May 05 11
Average
salami_swami gold member
456 plays
53.
  Painted Fruit - 10 questions - 8 mins
In the world of painting, fruits take many shapes and meanings. Can you figure out the names of some preeminent artists, from the early Renaissance until the 20th century, whose paintings contain some fruit?
Average, 10 Qns, alpinesquill, Oct 25 14
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alpinesquill
234 plays
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  Painted History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Artists have always depicted real events through their lens, but historical paintings are based on these depictions. Test your knowledge on a few memorable paintings and historical events. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, KatieK54, Apr 17 19
Average
KatieK54 gold member
Apr 17 19
182 plays
55.
  The War of Art - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is all about art that depicts war or a battle scene in it.
Average, 10 Qns, ThurstAsh, Jun 16 14
Average
ThurstAsh
283 plays
56.
  Such a Pieta - 10 questions - 4 mins
An image of Mary with the dead body of Jesus, called a pieta, was often the subject of a sculpture. The most famous by Michelangelo is now in Vatican City. Famous paintings on this theme exist too, so can you answer these questions about them?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 03 18
Average
davejacobs
Dec 03 18
150 plays
57.
  Not the Only "Last Supper" - 15 questions - 6 mins
Google "Last Supper" and you will get the impression that Leonardo's fresco is the only art with that name. Far from that being the case, it was a popular subject and many hundreds were created by famous and non-famous artists. Do you know these?
Tough, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 12 18
Tough
davejacobs
Nov 12 18
127 plays
58.
  Cats in Art - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on famous masterpieces featuring cats, courtesy of me and my cat.
Average, 10 Qns, triathlonrules, Aug 05 11
Average
triathlonrules
302 plays
59.
  Women Depicted in Art - 5 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will regard women in art, that is...as a subject of painting and sculpture. Please enjoy this little teaser...there is potentially more to come.
Average, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 10 08
Average
thejazzkickazz gold member
1174 plays
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