Quiz about Provocative Quotes about Art
Quiz about Provocative Quotes about Art

Provocative Quotes about Art Trivia Quiz


More random art quotes for you to ponder...

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
13,954
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
2 / 5
Plays
912
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1. 'Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.' What writer of classic literature made this statement? Hint

Cervantes
Milton
Shakespeare
Dante

2. What modern artist hated nature so much he was quoted as saying, 'Yes, all in all, nature is a damned wretched affair. I can hardly stand it'? Hint

Mondrian
Pollack
Kandinsky
Warhol

3. 'Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.' Who made this incisive statement? Hint

John Knox
Ben Franklin
John Ruskin
John Dryden

4. 'If you think of all of my exhibitions from 1918 until today you will see consistent progress, a regular and persistent march towards those summits of mastery which were achieved by a few consummate artists of the past. Naturally, in order to see and say all this, in addition to my exceptional intelligence so far as true painting is concerned, one must also have my mighty personality, my courage and my ardent desire for truth.' Which artist and practitioner of self-love spewed this verbiage? Hint

De Chirico
Grosz
Morandi
Soutine

5. 'It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, for our consideration and application of these things, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.' Who wrote this in a letter to H. G. Wells? Hint

Sinclair Lewis
James Joyce
D. H. Lawrence
Henry James


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.' What writer of classic literature made this statement?

Answer: Cervantes

Cervantes was a Spanish writer who just missed viewing the works of the greatest Spanish painter, Velazquez. I'm sure the quote above would not have been directed towards our friend Diego!
2. What modern artist hated nature so much he was quoted as saying, 'Yes, all in all, nature is a damned wretched affair. I can hardly stand it'?

Answer: Mondrian

Poor Mondrian, who was so afraid of trees he could hardly go outside for a walk. I suppose that's why his work is so purely abstract, the guy had no idea what nature looked like!
3. 'Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.' Who made this incisive statement?

Answer: John Ruskin

Poor Ruskin too, such a well-versed art critic whose career was ruined by an unhappy Whistler in the famous libel case provoked by Ruskin's criticism that Whistler had 'flung a pot of paint in the public face.' I like Whistler, but what happened to free expression for critics?
4. 'If you think of all of my exhibitions from 1918 until today you will see consistent progress, a regular and persistent march towards those summits of mastery which were achieved by a few consummate artists of the past. Naturally, in order to see and say all this, in addition to my exceptional intelligence so far as true painting is concerned, one must also have my mighty personality, my courage and my ardent desire for truth.' Which artist and practitioner of self-love spewed this verbiage?

Answer: De Chirico

Yes, De Chirico was his own greatest fan....but the art world does owe him a lot, particularly the Surrealist painters.
5. 'It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, for our consideration and application of these things, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.' Who wrote this in a letter to H. G. Wells?

Answer: Henry James

But those of you who enjoyed this quiz could also have told Mr. Wells this....
Source: Author thejazzkickazz

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