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Quiz about Painting terms
Quiz about Painting terms

Painting terms Trivia Quiz


Simply match the given statement/meaning with the correct term.

A multiple-choice quiz by LemonCurry. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
LemonCurry
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
95,338
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1376
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Question 1 of 10
1. A painting medium in which the colours are ground with pure egg yolk. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Style of European art (1520-1600) that set out to break rules with strained, exaggerated figures in vivid colours. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Technique with which the artist creates optical illusions by means of dazzling patterns. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Religious picture associated with the Eastern Church. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Mixture of plaster and glue used to cover wooden panels before painting. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Type of water-colour painting in which the artist applies colours in a series of minute spots. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Wall painting, usually executed in fresco, oil, or tempera. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Cheap and impermanent method of painting in which powdered colours are mixed with glue. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Painting of the Virgin Mary. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Picture painted on two panels, often hinged like pages of a book. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A painting medium in which the colours are ground with pure egg yolk.

Answer: Egg tempera

One of the most permanent media available, this was also the most common until the introduction of oil paint in the 15th century.
2. Style of European art (1520-1600) that set out to break rules with strained, exaggerated figures in vivid colours.

Answer: Mannerism

Mannerism was almost a knee-jerk reaction after the 'perfection' of the High Renaissance era. While keeping close to this 'perfect' style, Mannerists deliberately distorted certain aspects creating disturbing, often violent, and highly emotive pieces. Vasari was a prominent mannerist.
3. Technique with which the artist creates optical illusions by means of dazzling patterns.

Answer: Op art

Short for Optical Art . . .
4. Religious picture associated with the Eastern Church.

Answer: Icon

Iconic images were generally of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint and were painted to a strictly traditional formula. Earliest surviving icons date from the 500s.
5. Mixture of plaster and glue used to cover wooden panels before painting.

Answer: Gesso

Used to hide the grain of the wood which would otherwise show through.
6. Type of water-colour painting in which the artist applies colours in a series of minute spots.

Answer: Stippling

Holman Hunt favoured this method.
7. Wall painting, usually executed in fresco, oil, or tempera.

Answer: Mural

8. Cheap and impermanent method of painting in which powdered colours are mixed with glue.

Answer: Distemper

Often used for theatrical scenery.
9. Painting of the Virgin Mary.

Answer: Mariola

10. Picture painted on two panels, often hinged like pages of a book.

Answer: Diptych

Popular in 15th century Flanders. Generally designed to go over an altar in a church or chapel. The three panel version is the triptych.
Source: Author LemonCurry

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