Quiz about Quotable Art Quotes
Quiz about Quotable Art Quotes

Quotable Art Quotes! Trivia Quiz


I have selected five interesting and thought-provoking quotes on or about art and artists. See you can't take a guess at these. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
13,768
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Carl Jung said, 'The master of the monstrous... the discoverer of the unconscious.' about which artist? Hint

Goya
Bosch
Dali
Picasso

2. What flamboyant writer said about artists, 'Bad artists admire each others' work.'? Hint

Wilde
Swift
Shaw
Twain

3. Which philosopher delivered the following quote about art: 'We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.'? Hint

Sartre
Nietzsche
Schopenhauer
Kierkegaard

4. 'Art is a lie that helps us to realize the truth.'...this quote was uttered by which artist? Hint

Van Gogh
Monet
Picasso
Matisse

5. 'Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me.' Which artist said this? Hint

Matisse
Mondrian
Miro
Magritte


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Carl Jung said, 'The master of the monstrous... the discoverer of the unconscious.' about which artist?

Answer: Bosch

Hieronymous Bosch was known for his monstrous and fantastical paintings long before it became fashionable in art to depict such creatures and scenes. The Surrealists sometimes credited Bosch with being the originator of their genre. (See my quiz on Bosch for more info about this great painter!)
2. What flamboyant writer said about artists, 'Bad artists admire each others' work.'?

Answer: Wilde

Oscar Wilde is always good for a charming quote or quip, and this one holds true to form. I'm not sure about the truth of this comment, but it does make for a great quote if one wants to appear snobbish!
3. Which philosopher delivered the following quote about art: 'We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.'?

Answer: Nietzsche

Nietzsche was an avid admirer of the arts, and especially the music of Wagner. Not sure who is favorite painter was (probably someone German!)
4. 'Art is a lie that helps us to realize the truth.'...this quote was uttered by which artist?

Answer: Picasso

Picasso, arguably the most influential painter of the past 100 years. If you want to learn more about Picasso, please try my quiz about his life.
5. 'Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me.' Which artist said this?

Answer: Miro

Joan Miro's art is best categorized as 'surreal', though it's unique in many ways from the other Surrealists. His delicate and carefully depicted figures help give the above quote some meaning to us...

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Source: Author thejazzkickazz

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