Quiz about Women In The Lives of Artists
Quiz about Women In The Lives of Artists

Women In The Lives of Artists Trivia Quiz


"En toute chose cherchez la femme d'abord". - Always first look for "the woman behind the artist". This quiz is about the wives and the women in the lives of painters and musicians.

A multiple-choice quiz by flem-ish. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
flem-ish
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
158,188
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Which of these was one of the women in Wagner's life? Hint

Cosima Liszt
Christa Ludwig
Constance Weber
Louise Labé

2. Which of these women played a major role in Rembrandt's life and in his art? Hint

Hendrickje Stoffels
Cléo de Mérode
Mathilde Wesendonck
Isabelle Charrière née van Zuylen

3. Which of these women was adored by Michelangelo, who also wrote sonnets for her? Hint

Clara Petacci
Silvana Mangano
Anna Magnani
Vittoria Colonna

4. Which of these women not only became Peter Paul Rubens' second wife, but was also the model for some of his best paintings? Hint

Anna Seghers
Hendrickje Stoffels
Hélène Fourment
Saskia van Uylenburch

5. Which of these women was a major character in Frédéric Chopin's emotional life, but was not allowed to marry him by her parents because of the artist's feeble health? Hint

Gabrielle d' Estrées
Marie Pleyel
Marie Wodzinska
Mary Vetsera

6. With which of these women did Frédéric Chopin have a famous affair? Hint

Agnes Sorel
Lili Schönemann
Madeleine Scudéry
Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin

7. Berthe Morisot, the French impressionist painter, was on good terms with various painters. Which of them did she become the sister-in-law of? Hint

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Edouard Manet
Claude Monet
Edgar Degas

8. Anaïs Nin played a role in the lives of such authors as Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Pablo Neruda and Antonin Artaud, but she was also involved with painters. Which of these artists was a close friend
of hers as well?
Hint

Giorgio de Chirico
Pablo Casals
Marcel Duchamp
Paul Klee

9. Which of these women had an affair with the Russian revolutionary Leo Trotsky? Hint

Frida Kahlo
Elsa Triolet
Mary Cassatt
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova

10. In whose life were all of these either mistresses or wives: Fernande Olivier, Marcelle Humbert (Eva), Olga Koklova, Marie Thérèse Walter( gave him a daughter Maya), Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque? Hint

Pablo Picasso
Paul Gauguin
Salvador Dali
Toulouse-Lautrec


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these was one of the women in Wagner's life?

Answer: Cosima Liszt

Richard Wilhelm Wagner was born in 1813 at Leipzig. He died in Venice in 1883. His first wife was Wilhelmina (Minna) Planer. He then fell in love with Mathilda Wesendonck, the wife of a rich patron of his. As this was an impossible love, Wagner left the town where she lived (Zürich), but soon got entangled into a new affair.

He fell in love with and later married Cosima Liszt, the wife of a friend of his, the conductor Hans von Bülow. Cosima herself was Franz Liszt's daughter. Constance Weber was Mozart's wife. Louise Labé is a 16th century French poetess. Christa Ludwig is a German mezzo-soprano singer.
2. Which of these women played a major role in Rembrandt's life and in his art?

Answer: Hendrickje Stoffels

Rembrandt married Saskia Uylenburgh on June 22nd, 1634. She was the daughter of the burgomaster of Leeuwarden. In 1641 she gave him a son Titus. A year later she died. For some time Rembrandt had an affair with Geertghe Dircx, the nurse of his baby son.

His later years he shared with Hendrickje Stoffels, who bore him a daughter, Cornelia. Cléo de Merode was a Belgian dancer (1875-1966) who in 1896 was awarded the title of "most beautiful woman in the world" before such celebrities as Sarah Bernardt and "la Belle Otero".

The 18th century woman author Isabelle van Zuylen lived in Switzerland, but was born in the Netherlands.
3. Which of these women was adored by Michelangelo, who also wrote sonnets for her?

Answer: Vittoria Colonna

Silvana Mangano and Anna Magnani all were Italian movie-stars. Clara Petacci was Benito Mussolini's mistress and was put to death with him.
Vittoria Colonna, wife of the Marchese di Pescara, had a platonic relationship with Michelangelo. She herself wrote poetry too.(Marino 1492- Rome 1547)
4. Which of these women not only became Peter Paul Rubens' second wife, but was also the model for some of his best paintings?

Answer: Hélène Fourment

Anna Seghers (1900-1983) became the President of the Writers' Union of the German Democratic Republic.
Hélène Fourment (Antwerp 1614- Brussels 1673) was Rubens' second wife. Her father was a tapestry-merchant.
Rubens' first wife had been Isabella Brandt.
5. Which of these women was a major character in Frédéric Chopin's emotional life, but was not allowed to marry him by her parents because of the artist's feeble health?

Answer: Marie Wodzinska

Marie Wodzinska (Warszaw 1819-1896). Chopin wrote the Farewell Waltz for her. Opus 69, nr 1. Marie Pleyel (1811-1875) was a Paris-born Belgian pianist. The French poet Gérard de Nerval fell in love with her.
Mary Vetsera was born in Vienna (1871) and died at Mayerling in 1889.
She had become the mistress of Prince Rodolphe of Austria. Their suicide shocked the world.
Gabrielle d'Estrées(1571-1599) was the mistress of Henry IV of France.
6. With which of these women did Frédéric Chopin have a famous affair?

Answer: Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin

Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baroness Dudevant, is better known as George Sand.
Lili Schönemann was the daughter of a Frankfurt banker. Goethe fell in love with her in 1774. When she insisted he gave up his romantic poet's existence, there followed a rupture.
Madeleine Scudéry was a 17th century French authoress.
Agnes Sorel(1422-1450) was the mistress of French King Charles VII. She is famous because of the portrait Jean Fouquet made of her in his "Our Lady and Child" painting.
7. Berthe Morisot, the French impressionist painter, was on good terms with various painters. Which of them did she become the sister-in-law of?

Answer: Edouard Manet

Degas (1834-1917), Monet (1840-1926) , Renoir (1841-1919) were close friends and colleagues of hers. She married Eugène Manet, brother of Edouard (1832-1883). She herself was born at Bourges 1841 and died in Paris in 1895.
8. Anaïs Nin played a role in the lives of such authors as Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Pablo Neruda and Antonin Artaud, but she was also involved with painters. Which of these artists was a close friend of hers as well?

Answer: Marcel Duchamp

Casals, cellist and conductor, was born in Spain (1875) and died in Puerto Rico (1973).
De Chirico, though having Italian nationality had been born in Greece.(1888).
He died in Rome in 1978.
Paul Klee, Swiss painter (1879-1940).
Duchamp (born in Blainville 1887 - died at Neuilly 1968)
9. Which of these women had an affair with the Russian revolutionary Leo Trotsky?

Answer: Frida Kahlo

At age 22, Frida Kahlo (Mexico, 1907-1954) married Diego Rivera who was 20 years older than she. In 1938 Kahlo, who was crippled after a car accident, got the visit of André Breton the "Pope of Surrealism". Kahlo immediately fell in love with Breton's companion, the Russian exile Leon Trotsky.
Elsa Triolet aka Elsa Brick(1896-1970) was a Frenchwoman of Russian origin. She was the sister-in-law of the Russian poet Mayakovsky and became the wife of the French communist poet Louis Aragon.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Pittsburgh-born American painter. Died at Le Mesnil-Théribus,Oise, in France, 1926. She was in touch with such painters as Manet, Courbet, Renoir and Degas.
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova, Russian dancer. Was born in 1881 at St. Petersburgh. Died of sudden pleurisy in the Netherlands at Den Haag in 1931. Famous for her version of the Dying Swan.
10. In whose life were all of these either mistresses or wives: Fernande Olivier, Marcelle Humbert (Eva), Olga Koklova, Marie Thérèse Walter( gave him a daughter Maya), Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque?

Answer: Pablo Picasso

Salvador Dali was born at Figueras in Spain in 1904 and died there in 1989.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi,France, 1864 and died in 1901 at Malroné.
Paul Gauguin was born in 1848 at Paris and died at Atuona, Hiva Ova, Marquesas Islands, 1903.
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born at Malaga, Spain (1881). He died at Mougins in France (1973).
Source: Author flem-ish

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