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Quiz about Wheres That Art Paris Edition
Quiz about Wheres That Art Paris Edition

Where's That Art? Paris Edition Quiz


Paris is home to a large number of the world's most famous art galleries and museums. All you have to do is match the works of art, exhibitions or historical artifacts to their homes.

A multiple-choice quiz by suzidunc. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
suzidunc
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,859
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
327
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci - Where is its permanent Parisian home? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh - Where can you see this famous painting in Paris? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin - Where will you find this statue in Paris? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Alice in Wonderland" by Salvador Dali - Can you identify its Parisian home? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Poppies Blooming" by Claude Monet - Where will you find this celebrated Impressionist painting in Paris? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The "Nymphéas" series of "Waterlilies" paintings by Claude Monet - Where can you view this series of huge Impressionist paintings in Paris? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais" by Henri de Toulose-Lautrec - In which Parisian museum or art gallery is this wonderful piece of art housed?

Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois" by Pablo Picasso - From which famous Parisian home was this work of art stolen in 2010? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "La Dame à la Licorne" ("Lady and the Unicorn") tapestries - Which Parisian museum houses these tapestries? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci - There are two almost identical paintings of this name, but where will you find the one housed in Paris? Hint



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1. "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci - Where is its permanent Parisian home?

Answer: The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world; it contains over 35,000 historical artifacts and works of art. The museum sits within the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which was originally built by King Philip II in the twelfth century. It was inhabited by the monarchy until the reign of Louis XIV (the Sun King), who chose the palace of Versailles as his home instead. Following the French Revolution, it was decided that the Louvre should be used as a museum and it was opened as such in 1793.

The famous entrance pyramid was completed in 1989, having been commissioned by French president François Mitterand.

The "Mona Lisa", by Leonardo Da Vinci, is known by different names in different countries around the world. In France, it is known as "La Joconde" and is one of the most visited works of art in the world.
2. "Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh - Where can you see this famous painting in Paris?

Answer: Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a train station constructed in 1900 that sits on the right bank of the Seine. Until 1939 it was a terminus for trains from southern France, but its short platforms rendered it useless following the introduction of mainline trains. It became a museum in the 1970s and now houses over 2,000 paintings and over 600 sculptures and other works.

"Starry Night over the Rhone" depicts a night in Arles and was painted in 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh.
3. "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin - Where will you find this statue in Paris?

Answer: Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin has two sites; on at the Hôtel Biron in central Paris, and one just outside Paris at the Villa des Brillants (Rodin's home). The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 photographs and 7,000 other works (not all of which were created by Rodin).

The Paris site also contains Rodin's "The Kiss" and "The Gates of Hell". The majority of these sculptures are housed in the gardens of the museum.
4. "Alice in Wonderland" by Salvador Dali - Can you identify its Parisian home?

Answer: Espace Dali

Espace Dali is a permanent exhibition of Dali's works found at the top of the hill in Montmartre. Although it does not contain his most well-known works, it does contain 300 of his original sculptures and drawings.

The location of the exhibition is perhaps fitting, given Montmartre's reputation for bohemian art, the proximity to Place du Tertres (the Artists' Square) and Dali's own surrealist style.
5. "Poppies Blooming" by Claude Monet - Where will you find this celebrated Impressionist painting in Paris?

Answer: Musée d'Orsay

This work of art is also housed within the 20,000 sq. ft. Musée d'Orsay. This museum and gallery holds some of the world's most famous works of art, including "Whistler's Mother" by James McNeill Whistler, "Self Portrait" by Vincent Van Gogh, and "Apples and Oranges" by Paul Cézanne, to name just a few.

Perhaps less well known than the The Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay is well worth a visit if only to see the huge number of world-famous paintings contained therein.

"Poppies Blooming" is one of Impressionist Monet's most famous works, depicting a woman and child walking through a poppy field in front of a farmhouse.
6. The "Nymphéas" series of "Waterlilies" paintings by Claude Monet - Where can you view this series of huge Impressionist paintings in Paris?

Answer: Musée de l'Orangerie

The Orangerie was built in 1852 to shelter the orange trees of the garden of the Tuileries. It sits overlooking both the Tuilerie Gardens and the Place de la Concorde at the bottom of the Champs Elysées in Paris.

In the nineteenth century, it was used as lodging for mobilized soldiers and a goods deposit. Since then, it was also used for sporting events, musical events and for exhibitions. In 1921, it was designated a national museum by the administration of the Beaux-Arts. Claude Monet signed a contract to have his "Nymphéas" series of "Waterlilies" paintings housed there in 1922. There they have remained ever since.
7. "Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais" by Henri de Toulose-Lautrec - In which Parisian museum or art gallery is this wonderful piece of art housed?

Answer: Le Petit Palais

Le Petit Palais was originally built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris).

The structure resembles the nearby Grand Palais in style, but is perhaps less well known.
8. "Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois" by Pablo Picasso - From which famous Parisian home was this work of art stolen in 2010?

Answer: Palais de Tokyo

The Palais de Tokyo, in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, contains the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris). This museum is located in the eastern wing, which was constructed in 1937. It contains more than 8,000 works of art.

"Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois" by Pablo Picasso was stolen from the museum in May 2010, along with four other works by various artists, including Henri Matisse.
9. "La Dame à la Licorne" ("Lady and the Unicorn") tapestries - Which Parisian museum houses these tapestries?

Answer: Musée National du Moyen Age

The six fifteenth century "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries are housed in the Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of the Middle Ages - formerly known as the Musée de Cluny) in the fifth arrondissement of Paris.

The museum sits within the fourteenth century "Hotel de Cluny", the house of the abbots of Cluny. Since its construction, the original building has been used by bishops, foreign royalty, French royalty and revolutionaries.
10. "Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci - There are two almost identical paintings of this name, but where will you find the one housed in Paris?

Answer: The Louvre

Many people do not realise that the hall through which they must walk in order to visit the "Mona Lisa" also contains one of the world's other most celebrated paintings.

Both versions of the painting are sometimes also known as "Madonna of the Rocks". The other is housed in the National Gallery in London. Both show the Madonna, Christ and a young John the Baptist, though minimal differences can be seen, including lighting, the gaze of the angel, the scenery plants and the colours used.
Source: Author suzidunc

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