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Quiz about Renaissance Art in Florence
Quiz about Renaissance Art in Florence

Renaissance Art in Florence Trivia Quiz


Florence is a treasure trove of Renaissance art of all sorts. This quiz names, locates, and dates ten of the city's most famous works and asks who was responsible for them. Simples!

A matching quiz by Southendboy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Southendboy
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
403,029
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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250
Last 3 plays: Guest 73 (8/10), magijoh1 (10/10), Guest 83 (6/10).
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1. "Expulsion from the Garden of Eden", fresco in the Brancacci Chapel, 1425  
  Michelangelo
2. Dome of Santa Maria del Fiori, 1436  
  Leonardo da Vinci
3. "Sir John Hawkwood", fresco in Florence Cathedral, 1436  
  Lorenzo Ghiberti
4. "David", bronze statue in the Bargello Museum, circa 1440  
  Masaccio
5. "Life of Christ", a series of frescos in the Friary and Convent of San Marco, 1445   
  Sandro Botticelli
6. "The Doors of Paradise", east doors of the Baptistry of St. John, 1452  
  Fra Angelico
7. "Journey of the Magi", fresco in the Medici-Riccardi Chapel (also known as the Magi Chapel), 1459  
  Donatello
8. "The Annunciation", painting in the Uffizi, 1472  
  Paolo Uccello
9. "Primavera", painting in the Uffizi, 1480  
  Filippo Brunelleschi
10. "David", marble statue in the Galleria dell'Accademia, 1504  
  Benozzo Gozzoli





Select each answer

1. "Expulsion from the Garden of Eden", fresco in the Brancacci Chapel, 1425
2. Dome of Santa Maria del Fiori, 1436
3. "Sir John Hawkwood", fresco in Florence Cathedral, 1436
4. "David", bronze statue in the Bargello Museum, circa 1440
5. "Life of Christ", a series of frescos in the Friary and Convent of San Marco, 1445
6. "The Doors of Paradise", east doors of the Baptistry of St. John, 1452
7. "Journey of the Magi", fresco in the Medici-Riccardi Chapel (also known as the Magi Chapel), 1459
8. "The Annunciation", painting in the Uffizi, 1472
9. "Primavera", painting in the Uffizi, 1480
10. "David", marble statue in the Galleria dell'Accademia, 1504

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Expulsion from the Garden of Eden", fresco in the Brancacci Chapel, 1425

Answer: Masaccio

Masaccio is said to have started the early Italian Renaissance, and was the first painter to use linear perspective and vanishing points in his art. He started the fresco work in the Brancacci Chapel, with "The Expulsion" being his most famous work. Sadly he died at the age of 26, leaving the project unfinished; it was completed by Filippino Lippi in the 1480s.

In 1427 Masaccio painted the fresco of the Holy Trinity in the church of Santa Maria Novella, the earliest surviving painting to use systematic linear perspective.

The Brancacci Chapel is a tourist hot-spot and is normally crowded, but my wife and I spent Christmas 1999 in Florence and were able to view the frescoes with not a single other person present - wonderful!
2. Dome of Santa Maria del Fiori, 1436

Answer: Filippo Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi was one of the first Renaissance architects, and his work on the dome of the cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiori, was astonishing. It was the first dome to be built in Europe since antiquity, and Brunelleschi had to devise many different methods of solving the architectural and construction problems.

He left many other wonderful buildings in Florence, such as the Foundling Hospital and the Pazzi Chapel.
3. "Sir John Hawkwood", fresco in Florence Cathedral, 1436

Answer: Paolo Uccello

Uccello is probably best known for his paintings that are often exercises in perspective, such as "The Battle of San Romano" (1450) and "St. George and the Dragon" (1470). His fresco of Sir John Hawkwood, an English mercenary leader, was his first work; it's in monochrome, and due to its use of perspective appears to be a statue viewed from below.
4. "David", bronze statue in the Bargello Museum, circa 1440

Answer: Donatello

Donatello's little bronze of David is one of my favourite works of art. David stands with a sword in his right hand and with his left hand on his hip; he wears a peculiar little hat. It was the first free-standing nude statue to be produced since antiquity, and his later work in Padua commemorating Gattamelata was the first civic equestrian statue.
5. "Life of Christ", a series of frescos in the Friary and Convent of San Marco, 1445

Answer: Fra Angelico

These beautiful works by Fra Angelico are in the cells of San Marco: exquisite small frescoes showing incidents in the life of Christ, with a beautiful "Annunciation" over the stairs. Fra Angelico was a Dominican friar, and he was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982.
6. "The Doors of Paradise", east doors of the Baptistry of St. John, 1452

Answer: Lorenzo Ghiberti

Ghiberto spent almost his entire career working on two sets of bronze doors for the Baptistry of St. John. The first set (the north doors) took 21 years to complete and shows 28 New Testament scenes in relief. The second set (the east doors) took 27 years and shows ten scenes from the Old Testament.

These ten reliefs are works of sheer genius, with naturalistic figures and perspective being used. Michelangelo dubbed them "The Doors of Paradise". Sadly the original doors were removed in 1990 and replaced with replicas; they are now housed in the Cathedral Museum where they're undergoing restoration.
7. "Journey of the Magi", fresco in the Medici-Riccardi Chapel (also known as the Magi Chapel), 1459

Answer: Benozzo Gozzoli

As its name suggests, the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi was built for the Medici family in the late 1400s. The walls of its small chapel are almost entirely covered by Gozzoli's magnificent frescos showing the procession through the mountains of the Magi on their way to view the Nativity at Bethlehem.

The hundreds of figures wear contemporaneous costume, and many of them are recognizable as historic personages: in particular, the youngest Magi is said to be a portrait of Lorenzo il Magnifico. Other works by this rather neglected artist can be seen in Pisa and in San Gimignano.

The chapel is quite small but glows with colour, and, like the Brancacci Chapel, is a tourist hot-spot. Again, however, in 1999 my wife and I were able to view the frescoes with not a single other person being present - we were so lucky!
8. "The Annunciation", painting in the Uffizi, 1472

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

The Uffizi Museum is full of treasures, with this painting by Leonardo being one of the most impressive - it's a huge work, 7 feet from edge to edge. It's thought to be his earliest complete surviving work, from when he was in his early twenties. The arrangement of the two figures in the painting echoes that of the "Annunciation" by Fra Angelico.
9. "Primavera", painting in the Uffizi, 1480

Answer: Sandro Botticelli

Botticelli's "Primavera" and "The Birth of Venus" are probably the two most famous paintings in the Uffizi. They're huge, luminous and almost other-worldly. The "Primavera" depicts a garden with several figures from antiquity, but it seems that all knowledge of its meaning has vanished. But it's very, very beautiful!
10. "David", marble statue in the Galleria dell'Accademia, 1504

Answer: Michelangelo

Michelangelo's "David" is possibly the most famous statue in the world! Seventeen feet high, it was carved from a single (flawed) block of marble (I've actually visited the Fantiscritti quarry in Carrara from whence the block came). It stood in the Piazza della Signoria from 1504 until 1873, when it was moved to its present location and was replaced by a replica.

It's a masterpiece of the High Renaissance, crafted by an artist who has left an indelible mark upon Western art and culture - but I still prefer Donatello's statue!
Source: Author Southendboy

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