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Quiz about 10 Artists Kids Should Know
Quiz about 10 Artists Kids Should Know

10 Artists Kids Should Know Trivia Quiz


Here are 10 questions on artists that every kid should know. Next time you take your child to a museum, see if s/he can remember these names!

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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89,140
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Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. I was an Italian painter from the early Renaissance. During my lifetime I lived in Milan, Italy, where I painted my 'Last Supper', Florence, Italy, where my beautiful 'Mona Lisa' was created, and France, where she is now hung for millions of art lovers to enjoy. Besides being a painter, I was also a sculptor, an architect, an engineer and a scientist...a real 'Renaissance man'! My name is shared with one of those mutant, ninja turtles...can you guess what it is? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Another mutant, ninja turtle, I also happened to be the greatest Renaissance sculptor. The word 'Renaissance' means 'rebirth', and my philosophy was to help the figures I sculpted be 'reborn' from the large marble rocks I used to sculpt. One of my tallest sculptures is called 'David', a famous heroic figure from the Bible. My large, marble 'David' looks over his shoulder with confidence and strength. In addition to sculpting, I also painted. My most famous paintings can be found in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The only way to see them is to look straight up over your head, they are on the ceiling! What is my name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I was another of the great Renaissance painters and some people call me the 'masters' master'. I was born in Urbino but moved to Florence so I could be around the other great Renaissance masters. I soon learned the Renaissance painting style and became one of the best painters of the High Renaissance. My greatest paintings can be found in the Palace in the Vatican, where Pope Julius II lived. The Pope himself asked me to paint frescos (painting with pigments on plaster) on the walls there. 'The School of Athens' was one of these frescos, and in that painting you can see my face! Which of these am I? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. I am the greatest Spanish painter of the 17th century (1600s). One of my most famous paintings is called 'Las Meninas'. In this painting the little Spanish Princess Margarita is being attended to by her maids of honor. You can also see me in the background of this huge canvas, I am busy painting the King and Queen. This painting is 10 feet tall and 9 feet wide, very large wouldn't you say? What is my last name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. While the Renaissance was dying down in Italy, being replaced by a new style called Baroque, painting in Flanders and Holland, in northern Europe, was flourishing. I was a Flemish artist working in Flanders during this time and my style is considered to be Baroque. In my paintings, such as 'The Raising of the Cross' and 'The Garden of Love' you can see lots of movement and decoration. The large, fleshy people in my paintings seem to all be looking or reaching up for something! My first and middle names are those of Christian saints, Peter and Paul...but what is my last name? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I started painting in Holland during the early 17th century (1600s) and soon became one of the top painters of Europe. While my most famous paintings are 'The Night Watch' and 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp', perhaps my greatest achievement was the many self-portraits I painted. Over my lifetime I painted 60 self-portraits and you can really see my face change with age! Which famous Dutch painter am I? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. I was probably the most famous painter in France during the time of the French Revolution. Not only did I actively support the revolution and paint during that time, but I also became the court painter of the Emperor Napoleon after he took over France in 1799. My most famous paintings are the 'Death of Marat', 'Coronation of Napoleon' and 'The Death of Socrates'. My name looks like a man's first name, which of these is it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Some people consider me to be founder of the Impressionist movement in France. In this movement, my friends and I tried to capture a scene at a particular moment on our canvasses. Some people thought that our paintings looked sloppy because of this, but we pushed on with our style. Eventually it became the hip style that everyone loved! My painting 'Impression, Sunrise' is the one that gave the Impressionist movement its name. I'm also famous for painting 'Haystacks' and 'Water Lilies'. What is my famous last name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. I am another of the great French painters of the late 19th-early 20th centuries (1800s-1900s). My style is called 'Post-Impressionist' because I went beyond the purely real looking landscapes and portraits that the Impressionists would make. Some of my paintings begin to look almost abstract (forms that may not be recognizable, like large square blocks and blotches rather than mountains and houses). I painted a series of landscapes that include Mont Sainte-Victoire which was near my home in France, and was probably most famous for my still-lifes (arrangements of fruit, flowers and other non-living objects). Can you tell me what my name is? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. I am the last but not least painter of this quiz, a modern Spanish painter with a variety of styles. In my early career I had my 'Blue Period' and my 'Rose Period'. You can tell my paintings from these periods because they look very blue or rose colored! One of my most famous paintings was called 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', which I painted in 1907. In this painting, the women almost look like they are made of blocks...this was the first Cubist painting. With Cubism, George Braques and I took another step towards making purely abstract paintings. In 1937 I painted another famous work, called 'Guernica', which protested the killing of people during the Spanish Civil War. Some people think some of my portraits look funny because you can see people with two eyes on one side of their head, but this is part of my Cubist style and isn't meant to make you laugh, it's meant to make you think! Who am I? Hint





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1. I was an Italian painter from the early Renaissance. During my lifetime I lived in Milan, Italy, where I painted my 'Last Supper', Florence, Italy, where my beautiful 'Mona Lisa' was created, and France, where she is now hung for millions of art lovers to enjoy. Besides being a painter, I was also a sculptor, an architect, an engineer and a scientist...a real 'Renaissance man'! My name is shared with one of those mutant, ninja turtles...can you guess what it is?

Answer: Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci was a very important figure during the Italian Renaissance. People call him a 'Renaissance man' because he could do so many things. Not only did he paint and sculpt but he also drew designs for a helicopter and invented scissors! To see Leonardo's great paintings you have to go to Paris (the Louvre Museum), Madrid, Milan and a couple of other European cities. Only one of his paintings is in the United States!
2. Another mutant, ninja turtle, I also happened to be the greatest Renaissance sculptor. The word 'Renaissance' means 'rebirth', and my philosophy was to help the figures I sculpted be 'reborn' from the large marble rocks I used to sculpt. One of my tallest sculptures is called 'David', a famous heroic figure from the Bible. My large, marble 'David' looks over his shoulder with confidence and strength. In addition to sculpting, I also painted. My most famous paintings can be found in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The only way to see them is to look straight up over your head, they are on the ceiling! What is my name?

Answer: Michelangelo

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, spent much of his life in Florence, Italy. Florence was the center of the early Renaissance. While in Florence, Michelangelo sculpted 'David', 'Moses', and his 'Pieta'. Michelangelo spent several years in Rome too, working for Pope Julius II.

While he was there he worked on the beautiful Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo was also a great architect, he worked on the tomb of Julius II and the dome for St. Peter's Basilica...both in Rome.
3. I was another of the great Renaissance painters and some people call me the 'masters' master'. I was born in Urbino but moved to Florence so I could be around the other great Renaissance masters. I soon learned the Renaissance painting style and became one of the best painters of the High Renaissance. My greatest paintings can be found in the Palace in the Vatican, where Pope Julius II lived. The Pope himself asked me to paint frescos (painting with pigments on plaster) on the walls there. 'The School of Athens' was one of these frescos, and in that painting you can see my face! Which of these am I?

Answer: Raphael

You can see Raphael's paintings in Italy, France, Germany, England and even the United States! He was a very popular painter during his time, everyone wanted him to do a portrait for them. I left out the fourth mutant, ninja turtle, Donatello, but you should also know his name. He was a sculptor like Michelangelo and he also created a 'David' in bronze!
4. I am the greatest Spanish painter of the 17th century (1600s). One of my most famous paintings is called 'Las Meninas'. In this painting the little Spanish Princess Margarita is being attended to by her maids of honor. You can also see me in the background of this huge canvas, I am busy painting the King and Queen. This painting is 10 feet tall and 9 feet wide, very large wouldn't you say? What is my last name?

Answer: Velazquez

Diego Velazquez was one of the greatest portrait painters of all time. Besides his 'Las Meninas' (The Maids of Honor), he also painted the 'Water Carrier of Seville' and a famous portrait of Pope Innocent X. Velazquez worked for the Spanish royal family under the famous Philip IV. He is my favorite portrait painter!
5. While the Renaissance was dying down in Italy, being replaced by a new style called Baroque, painting in Flanders and Holland, in northern Europe, was flourishing. I was a Flemish artist working in Flanders during this time and my style is considered to be Baroque. In my paintings, such as 'The Raising of the Cross' and 'The Garden of Love' you can see lots of movement and decoration. The large, fleshy people in my paintings seem to all be looking or reaching up for something! My first and middle names are those of Christian saints, Peter and Paul...but what is my last name?

Answer: Rubens

A person who is a little heavy-set is sometimes called 'Rubenesque' after the figures in Rubens' paintings. Lots of Rubens' paintings can be found all over the world, he was a very busy painter. He helped influence Velazquez (see above) and many other famous painters in Europe and America.
6. I started painting in Holland during the early 17th century (1600s) and soon became one of the top painters of Europe. While my most famous paintings are 'The Night Watch' and 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp', perhaps my greatest achievement was the many self-portraits I painted. Over my lifetime I painted 60 self-portraits and you can really see my face change with age! Which famous Dutch painter am I?

Answer: Rembrandt

Nowadays, people really admire Rembrandt's style because he seemed to be able to capture the emotions of the people and events he painted. Although he was a famous and well-regarded painter, he died in unhappily because his wife and child had died before him and he had lost all of his money.
7. I was probably the most famous painter in France during the time of the French Revolution. Not only did I actively support the revolution and paint during that time, but I also became the court painter of the Emperor Napoleon after he took over France in 1799. My most famous paintings are the 'Death of Marat', 'Coronation of Napoleon' and 'The Death of Socrates'. My name looks like a man's first name, which of these is it?

Answer: David

Jacques Louis David was the key figure of the French 'Neo-Classical' style. Neo-Classical was a style where artists tried to go back to the style and ideas of the ancient Greeks and Romans. While we usually pronounce the name David as 'DAY-vid', his name is pronounced 'Dah-VEED' because he was a Frenchman. Like Rubens, David's works can be seen in many museums all over the world...go check them out!
8. Some people consider me to be founder of the Impressionist movement in France. In this movement, my friends and I tried to capture a scene at a particular moment on our canvasses. Some people thought that our paintings looked sloppy because of this, but we pushed on with our style. Eventually it became the hip style that everyone loved! My painting 'Impression, Sunrise' is the one that gave the Impressionist movement its name. I'm also famous for painting 'Haystacks' and 'Water Lilies'. What is my famous last name?

Answer: Monet

Claude Monet, along with Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-August Renoir and a few others, created a brand new style for painters in Europe and the United States. Nowadays you can find the paintings of these 'Impressionists' in just about every museum.

The paintings are very beautiful and colorful. Please go have a look at them when you take a trip to New York, Los Angeles or any other large city with a museum.
9. I am another of the great French painters of the late 19th-early 20th centuries (1800s-1900s). My style is called 'Post-Impressionist' because I went beyond the purely real looking landscapes and portraits that the Impressionists would make. Some of my paintings begin to look almost abstract (forms that may not be recognizable, like large square blocks and blotches rather than mountains and houses). I painted a series of landscapes that include Mont Sainte-Victoire which was near my home in France, and was probably most famous for my still-lifes (arrangements of fruit, flowers and other non-living objects). Can you tell me what my name is?

Answer: Paul CÚzanne

CÚzanne is my favorite modern painter because his pictures are so placid. Sometimes I find myself staring at them for 20 minutes straight while in a museum. You can see so many beautiful colors and wonderful brush strokes in these paintings. CÚzanne is considered to be the father of modern art because he had such a big influence on most of the early 20th century (1900s) painters like Matisse, Picasso (see below) and Braque. You can see CÚzanne's paintings in most museums of modern art.
10. I am the last but not least painter of this quiz, a modern Spanish painter with a variety of styles. In my early career I had my 'Blue Period' and my 'Rose Period'. You can tell my paintings from these periods because they look very blue or rose colored! One of my most famous paintings was called 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', which I painted in 1907. In this painting, the women almost look like they are made of blocks...this was the first Cubist painting. With Cubism, George Braques and I took another step towards making purely abstract paintings. In 1937 I painted another famous work, called 'Guernica', which protested the killing of people during the Spanish Civil War. Some people think some of my portraits look funny because you can see people with two eyes on one side of their head, but this is part of my Cubist style and isn't meant to make you laugh, it's meant to make you think! Who am I?

Answer: Pablo Picasso

Picasso is considered by many to be the greatest painter of the last century. One things for sure, he was the most prolific...he did thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other pieces of artwork. He was able to do this because he lived to be 92! Well...I hope you learned a few things here and enjoyed the quiz. Please remember to keep these artists in mind, they are the greatest of the past 6 centuries in Europe and you will most likely see their works when you go to the big museums in various big cities. Happy museum going to you!
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