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Quiz about My Velvet Elvis Collection
Quiz about My Velvet Elvis Collection

My Velvet Elvis Collection Trivia Quiz


Not only do I believe that Elvis is still alive, I believe that Elvis transcends time. As proof, I am offering this quiz based on my collection of Velvet Elvis paintings.

A multiple-choice quiz by JellyTrollMorton. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
200,795
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. This work is a mosaic depicting a Christian martyr who was bound and shot with arrows. Although this subject has been displayed by artists as diverse as Bellini, Bottecelli, Durer, and van Dyck, I believe that this version is the oldest. I acquired it at an obscure art auction house in Ravenna (Ohio or Italy -- I'm not sure). The entire work is done in tile except for the velvet on Elvis's coat, who is admonishing the attackers to "Don't Be Cruel." Who is the subject of this work? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This work was painted after its artist was imprisoned in 1794 when Robespierre was overthrown. "Jailhouse Rock" shows number cinquante-sept dancing with number trois, and looks to me a lot like a precursor of this Neoclassic artist's later work depicting the coronation of Napoleon (as Emperor, since there already was a King).
Who painted this work?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This painting depicts Elvis looking over the ruins of a city destroyed by an earthquake on November 1, 1755. Among the artwork lost in the collection of Dom Joao V is what I believe is the only Velvet Elvis Titian ever produced. What city was the subject of this painting, commonly referred to as "All Shook Up?" Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The painting "Little Sister" is a portrait of either the younger sister of Isabella of Aragon, or the younger sister of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Regardless of who she is, she is obviously a member of the Elvis Presley fan club because she is wearing a button that reads "Io heart-symbol Elvis." By what name is a portrait of her older sister more commonly known? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Born in 1632, the Dutch artist of this painting was renowned for his work depicting common people performing activities indoors with lighting through windows. This picture shows Elvis trying to mediate a dispute between two women who are stuffing pillows. One woman is accusing the other of hoarding all the feathers and is saying "You ain't nothing but a down hog." Who painted this work? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This painting shows Elvis Presley as a pony express rider. Although he always delivered the US Mail, there was incorrect postage on one letter so he is busy sending the letter back. Which Nineteenth Century American artist painted this work, known as "Return to Sender?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This painting was created by a famous Eighteenth Century English artist noted for portraits and landscapes. The subject is dressed mostly in blue, and particular detail was spent on the shoes. Which of the following artists do I believe is most likely responsible for "Blue Suede Shoes Boy?" Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This work is an engraving depicting Adam and Eve with the serpent giving Eve an apple. It is nearly identical to another work by the same artist, except that other work is missing the image of Elvis in velvet (I don't know how to get velvet in an engraving, but somehow this artist managed). In the engraving that I have, Elvis is warning Adam and Eve about the "Devil in Diguise." Who made this 1504 engraving in Nuremberg, Germany? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This painting is of the artist's residence during his stay in San Remy. The painting is in vivid colors with large splotches of paint covering the work. Standing in front of the building is another resident, an Elvis Presley impersonator who referred to the place as "Heartbreak Hotel." Who painted this work? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1925, the Marquis de la Vega-Inclan founded a museum in Toledo, Spain dedicated to a famous painter who worked in Spain. As a commemoration to this museum, a work was commissioned to portray some of his family and in-laws dressed as Elvis Presley. This work, "Viva, Las Vegas" now hangs in my private art gallery. So who was the artist for whom Vega-Inclan helped found a musuem? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This work is a mosaic depicting a Christian martyr who was bound and shot with arrows. Although this subject has been displayed by artists as diverse as Bellini, Bottecelli, Durer, and van Dyck, I believe that this version is the oldest. I acquired it at an obscure art auction house in Ravenna (Ohio or Italy -- I'm not sure). The entire work is done in tile except for the velvet on Elvis's coat, who is admonishing the attackers to "Don't Be Cruel." Who is the subject of this work?

Answer: Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian has become associated with the Plague in Europe because the plague seemed to randomly infect people, like invisible arrows being fired into a city. He is also the patron saint of bookbinders, police, and diseased cattle.
2. This work was painted after its artist was imprisoned in 1794 when Robespierre was overthrown. "Jailhouse Rock" shows number cinquante-sept dancing with number trois, and looks to me a lot like a precursor of this Neoclassic artist's later work depicting the coronation of Napoleon (as Emperor, since there already was a King). Who painted this work?

Answer: Jacques-Louis David

There are actually two versions of the same painting of Napoleon's coronation drawn by David. One painting hangs in the Louvre Museum, and the other in the Palace of Versailles. The paintings look identical except that one woman is wearing a pink dress in one and a white dress in the other.
3. This painting depicts Elvis looking over the ruins of a city destroyed by an earthquake on November 1, 1755. Among the artwork lost in the collection of Dom Joao V is what I believe is the only Velvet Elvis Titian ever produced. What city was the subject of this painting, commonly referred to as "All Shook Up?"

Answer: Lisbon

The 1755 earthquake and subsequent fire and tsunami destroyed much of Lisbon. The ground shook for over ten minutes, and seismologist estimate that it would have probably registered 8.6 on the Richter scale.
4. The painting "Little Sister" is a portrait of either the younger sister of Isabella of Aragon, or the younger sister of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Regardless of who she is, she is obviously a member of the Elvis Presley fan club because she is wearing a button that reads "Io heart-symbol Elvis." By what name is a portrait of her older sister more commonly known?

Answer: Mona Lisa

Most people believe that subject of the Mona Lisa was Francesco del Giocondo's wife, although some believe that she may have been Isabella of Aragon. Still others believe that the Mona Lisa was a self-portrait of Da Vinci in drag.
5. Born in 1632, the Dutch artist of this painting was renowned for his work depicting common people performing activities indoors with lighting through windows. This picture shows Elvis trying to mediate a dispute between two women who are stuffing pillows. One woman is accusing the other of hoarding all the feathers and is saying "You ain't nothing but a down hog." Who painted this work?

Answer: Jan Vermeer

Vermeer was the only artist listed born in 1632 (Van Gogh was born over 200 years later). The description of the artwork matches his style.
6. This painting shows Elvis Presley as a pony express rider. Although he always delivered the US Mail, there was incorrect postage on one letter so he is busy sending the letter back. Which Nineteenth Century American artist painted this work, known as "Return to Sender?"

Answer: Frederick Remington

Remington was the only artist listed who was noted for paintings with a Western American theme. He did a series of paintings depicting pony express riders.
7. This painting was created by a famous Eighteenth Century English artist noted for portraits and landscapes. The subject is dressed mostly in blue, and particular detail was spent on the shoes. Which of the following artists do I believe is most likely responsible for "Blue Suede Shoes Boy?"

Answer: Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough was the only artist listed who painted during the Eighteenth Century (Turner and Constable were 19th Century, Hockney is 20th Century). Gainsborough's most famous work is "Blue Boy."
8. This work is an engraving depicting Adam and Eve with the serpent giving Eve an apple. It is nearly identical to another work by the same artist, except that other work is missing the image of Elvis in velvet (I don't know how to get velvet in an engraving, but somehow this artist managed). In the engraving that I have, Elvis is warning Adam and Eve about the "Devil in Diguise." Who made this 1504 engraving in Nuremberg, Germany?

Answer: Albrecht Durer

Albrect Durer was one of the early German Renaissance artists who lived in Nuremberg but was greatly influenced by Italian artists. His engraving depicting Adam and Eve at the tree of knowledge is considered one of his greater works.
9. This painting is of the artist's residence during his stay in San Remy. The painting is in vivid colors with large splotches of paint covering the work. Standing in front of the building is another resident, an Elvis Presley impersonator who referred to the place as "Heartbreak Hotel." Who painted this work?

Answer: Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was committed to an insane asylum in San Remy (which was probably also where an Elvis Preley impersonator in the 1880's would also belong). He was noted for a style with splotches of paint and vivid colors.
10. In 1925, the Marquis de la Vega-Inclan founded a museum in Toledo, Spain dedicated to a famous painter who worked in Spain. As a commemoration to this museum, a work was commissioned to portray some of his family and in-laws dressed as Elvis Presley. This work, "Viva, Las Vegas" now hangs in my private art gallery. So who was the artist for whom Vega-Inclan helped found a musuem?

Answer: El Greco

El Greco was famous for painting views of Toledo (a hint as to who this artist was). I hope you enjoyed this quiz about my collection of Velvet Elvis paintings. If you enjoyed this quiz, try "My Uncle Filbert's Art Collection," a quiz about my recently inherited collection of dogs playing poker art.
Source: Author JellyTrollMorton

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