Can You Name These Famous Paintings From History?

Name that painting…Test your knowledge of art history by naming these famous paintings. Take this simple 25 question test by writing your answers on paper, then check your answers at the end of the quiz. Don’t peek!

What is the name of each famous paintings pictured below?

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci1.  __________ (1503 – 1506) by Leonardo da Vinci

A. Portrait of Lisa Gherardini
B. Mona Lisa
C. Ma Donna
D. My Lady

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

2.  __________ (1511–1512) by Michelangelo

A. The Creation of Adam
B. God Reaches Out
C. Genesis of Man
D. The Touch of God

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

3.  __________ (1665) by Johannes Vermeer

A. Girl with a Blue Headscarf
B. Girl with an Exotic Dress
C. Girl with a Pearl Earring
D. Girl with an Oriental Turban

The Scream by Edvard Munch

4.  __________ (1893) by Edvard Munch

A. The Ghost
B. The Tormented
C. The Traveler
D. The Scream

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

5.  __________ (1931) by Salvador Dali

A. Time Keeps Slipping
B. The Persistence of Memory
C. The Soft Watches
D. The Melting Watches

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

6.  __________ (1876) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A. Dance at the Moulin De La Galette
B. Dance in the Country
C. Dance at Bougival
D. Luncheon of the Boating Party

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

7.  __________ (1888) by Vincent van Gogh

A. Roses and Sunflowers
B. Paris Sunflowers
C. Nothing But Sunflowers
D. Sunflowers

Grainstacks at Giverny by Claude Monet

8.  __________ (1888-1889) by Claude Monet

A. Grainstacks at Giverny, sunset
B. Haystacks as Sunset
C. The Harvest
D. Haystacks in a Field

Dance Class by Edgar Degas

9.  __________ (1871) by Edgar Degas

A. Dance Recital
B. Ballet Rehearsal
C. Dance Class
D. Fin d’Arabesque, with ballerina

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

10.  __________ (1495-1498) by Leonardo da Vinci

A. Jesus and the Twelve Disciples
B. The Last Passover
C. The Final Communion
D. The Last Supper

Poppy Field by Claude Monet

11.  __________ (1873) by Claude Monet

A. Summer Days
B. Poppy Field
C. Country Stroll
D. A Walk in the Park

Jimson Weed by Georgia O'Keeffe

12.  __________ (1936) by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

A. Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1
B. Portrait of a White Flower
C. No. 13 – Special
D. White Blossom – Special

Portrait of Claude Monet by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

13.  __________ (1875) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A. Self Portrait
B. Portrait of Vincent van Gogh
C. Portrait of Claude Monet
D. Portrait of Paul Cézanne

Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh

14.  __________ (1889) by Vincent van Gogh

A. Self Portrait
B. Portrait of Claude Monet
C. Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
D. Portrait of Paul Cézanne

The Church at Varengeville by Claude Monet

15.  __________ (1882) by Claude Monet

A. City on a Hill
B. Impression Sunrise
C. Cliffs of Dover
D. The Church at Varengeville, Against the Sunset

Vase of Sunflowers by Henri Matisse

16.  __________ (1898) by Henri Matisse

A. Vase of Sunflowers
B. Vase with Flowers
C. Still Life with Yellow Flowers
D. Yellow Blossoms

Eilif Peterssen Laksefiskeren (1889)

17.  __________ (1889) by Eilif Peterssen

A. The Fisherman
B. Summer Evening
C. Laksefiskeren, The Salmon Fisher
D. Canal Grande

Ballet Rehearsal on Stage by Edgar Degas

18.  __________ (1874) by Edgar Degas

A. The Rehearsal
B. Ballet Dancers on Stage
C. The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse)
D. Ballet Rehearsal on Stage

Henri Rousseau's The Repast of the Lion

19.  __________ (c. 1907) by Henri Rousseau

A. The Hungry Lion
B. The Repast of the Lion
C. The Jungle
D. King of the Jungle

J.M.W. Turner's The Jetty of Calais

20.  __________ (1803) by J.M.W. Turner

A. The Jetty of Calais
B. Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama
C. Ships at Le Havre
D. The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

21.  __________ (1770) by Benjamin West

A. Battle of the Plains of Abraham
B. The Seven Years’ War
C. Battle of Quebec
D. The Death of General Wolfe

Country Wedding by John Lewis Krimmel

22.  __________ (1820) by John Lewis Krimmel

A. Merry Company
B. Country Wedding
C. The Marriage of Krimmel’s Daughter
D. The White Dress

Children on a Farm by Camille Pissarro

23.  __________ (1887) by Camille Pissarro

A. Children at Play
B. Two Young Peasant Girls
C. Children on a Farm
D. Kids in a Courtyard

Fugue in Two Colors by František Kupka

24.  __________ (1912) by František Kupka

A. Amorpha, Fugue en deux couleurs (Fugue in Two Colors)
B. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor)
C. Dances at the Spring
D. The Procession

Windows Open Simultaneously by Robert Delaunay

25.  __________ (1912) by Robert Delaunay

A. Formes Circulaires
B. Soleil n°2
C. Colored Rhythm
D. Windows Open Simultaneously

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Answers: 1B 2A 3C 4D 5B 6A 7D 8A 9C 10D 11B 12A 13C 14A 15D 16A 17C 18D 19B 20A 21D 22B 23C 24A 25D

UPDATED: 27 May 2016

The Large White Dog

white dog pet painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 16″ x 20″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of the profile of a large white dog, perhaps of the Great Pyrenees variety. In the background is a field of yellow wildflowers. Gallery wrap means this painting will not require a frame as the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface.

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Artist Comments: This is a painting of a large white dog, possibly a Great Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees has been one of my favorite breed of dog ever since Lobo, our Pyrenees mix dog, showed up at our door one day and decided to stay. Living out in the country as we do, means we get a lot of strays who wonder up to our door looking for a place to call home. We don’t know where they come from, but we never turn them away. We try to find their owner, if possible. If not, then we find them a new home or we wind up adopting them ourselves. This painting isn’t of Lobo, but the dog portrayed in it sure does reminds me of him.

A Few Fun Facts About Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees dog makes a great family pet. They are calm, devoted and well-mannered canines. They also make great guard dogs, especially around livestock. They are very devoted to those they love and will protect family with their very life if need be.

The Great Pyrenees is a dog of great intellect with a mind of their own and love to figure things out by themselves. While this is a wonderful trait, it can create a bit of a challenge when it comes to training.

For more information about this breed of dog, visit this website.

Basic Art Element — Color, Part 2

color theoryIn the previous lesson, titled “Basic Art Element — Color, Part 1” we looked at the basics of color and its relationship on the color wheel. In this lesson, color harmony (a.k.a color schemes), will be discussed.

Color Harmony

Color harmony is the relationship of colors that work well together. A harmony can be basic having only one color with several shades (monochromatic) or two colors that complement one another, or it can be a more advanced relationship involving a combination of multiple colors. There are many ideas for achieving harmony in our color palettes. These harmonies are based on the color wheel. A color wheel is a handy tool to have around as it helps the artist understand which colors work well together. Following are some illustrations and descriptions introducing some of the more popular color harmonies.

Color Relationships

• Monochromatic

The word “monochromatic” means one color and a monochromatic color scheme is made from the various tones, shades and tints that are surprisingly possible within a single color. Monochromatic colors work well together, producing a harmonizing and soothing effect.

A monochromatic color scheme is created by choosing a single color from any of the twelve colors found on the color wheel, then using it along with its various tints, shades and tones. The example below is a monochromatic family.

monochromatic color scheme

• Complementary

ColorWheel-OppositesComplementary colors (a.k.a. color opposites) are those that are located directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For example: violet is the complementary of yellow since it is located opposite of yellow on the color wheel.

The complementary or color opposites are:

ο  Red and green
ο  Yellow and violet
ο  Blue and orange
ο  Yellow-green and red-purple
ο  Yellow-orange and blue-violet
ο  Red-orange and blue-green
ο  Red-violet and yellow-green
ο  Red-orange and blue-green
ο  Blue-violet and yellow-orange

Painting tips regarding color opposites:

1) When equal amounts of color opposites are mixed together they will cancel each other out resulting in a drab neutral gray.

color opposites vibrate2) When color opposites are placed next to each other, especially when fully saturated, they create the strongest contrast between them and will even create the optical illusion of appearing to vibrate. This illusion is most evident between red and green.

• Split-Complementary

split-complementary color schemeA variation on the complementary color scheme is the split-complementary color scheme. Rather than the color opposite the key color on the wheel, the split complementary takes the two colors directly on either side of the complementary color. For example if your key color is yellow, you would select the two colors on either side of violet instead of violet to make up this harmony of colors.

This scheme allows for a nicer range of colors while still not deviating from the basic harmony between the key color and its complementary color. It has the same visual appeal as the complementary color scheme, however, with less contrast and tension.  The split complimentary color scheme is a safe choice for virtually any design as it is near impossible to mess up and always looks good.

• Analogous

colorwheel-AnalogousAnalogous colors are groups of three colors that sit next to one another on the color wheel. One being the main or dominant color and two supporting colors. The effect of this color scheme can be quite dramatic as these hues usually work very well together in creating a sense of unity or harmony within the composition.

When using this color scheme, choose one as the dominate color (usually a primary or secondary color), a second color to support, and a third as an accent.

• Accented Analogous

accented analogous colorsAn accented analogous scheme (also called analogous complementary) is a combination of the analogous and complementary color schemes. It consists of colors which sit next to each other on the color wheel and a color that is directly opposite to these. The direct complement then becomes the accent color to create a dynamic contrast against the dominant color grouping. This is a great way to add warmth to a cool analogous color pallet or a cool accent color to an otherwise warm color scheme.

Painting tips using this color scheme:

1) This color scheme works best when the number of colors used are limited to four.

2) A good time to use this scheme is when three closely relate colors are dominating a design. Adding the contrasting color provides a surprising accent for the composition.

• Triadic (Triad)

triadic color schemeA triadic color scheme is made up of three colors which are equally spaced from one another on the color wheel forming an equilateral triangle. Thus every fourth color on the color wheel will make up part of a triad.

Some examples of triadic color schemes could be:

ο  Red / Yellow / Blue
ο  Orange / Green / Violet
ο  Yellow-Orange / Blue-Green / Red-Violet
ο  Yellow-Green / Blue-Violet / Red-Orange

Painting tips for mixing triad colors:

1) Work with only the three selected colors in your triad and their mixes.
2) Make one of your colors dominant with the other two acting as subordinates.
3) Add variety to your design by including different shades, tints and tones of your triad colors.

Test your knowledge of Color. Take this simple test.

Your Next Art Lesson

If you enjoyed this lesson, be sure to check out another one in this series.

The Basic Elements of Art (Introduction)

Basic Art Element — Color, Part 1

Basic Art Element — Color, Part 2

Basic Art Element — Form

Basic Art Element — Line

Basic Art Element — Shape

Basic Art Element — Space

Basic Art Element — Texture

Basic Art Element — Value

My Oil Paintings Index

artist Teresa Bernard in the art studioBelow is a list of all my oil paintings on this website. If you don’t find the painting you are searching for here, then chances are it is not one of mine. Of course this list isn’t exhaustive. I’ve been painting since my preteens and that was before the Internet arrived on the scene and I built this website. Unfortunately I don’t have any photographs of those early paintings either, only my memories. So there are some paintings by me out in the world that will only be enjoyed by those who possess them.

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Animals  |  Flower Art  |  Landscapes  |  Portraits  |  Seascapes | Space Art  |  Still Life

Click on the thumbnail for more information about the painting.

• Animals & Wildlife

African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
Pet Portrait
Pet Portrait of Frank (2010)
12″ w x 16″ h
african wildlife art
Raging African Elephant (2007)
18″ w x 24″ h
TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
longhorn cow oil painting
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h

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• Flower Art

Magnolia Flower Blossom oil painting
Magnolia Blossom (2007) 
18″ w x 18″ h
Sunflower From Behind oil painting
Sunflower From Behind (2016)
20″ w x 16″ h
Red Rose flower art
Tyler Rose
16″ w x 12″ h
Yellow rose art
Yellow Rose of Texas (2008) 
18″ w x 18″ h
Yellow Rose Art
Another Yellow Rose (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h

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• Landscape Paintings

Bunratty Ireland oil painting
Bunratty Ireland (2001)
12″ w x 9″ h
Calvary at Sunset wall artwork
Calvary At Sunset (2009)
20″ w x 16″ h
Camelthorn Trees of Africa painting
Camelthorn Trees Of Africa (2011)
24″ w x 24″ h
Covered Bridge Of Lane County Oregon artwork
Covered Bridge Of Lane County (1997)
12″ w x 9″ h
Covered Wagon On The Prairie artwork
Covered Wagon On The Prairie (2010)
20″ w x 16″ h
Cowboy Sunset canvas wall art
Cowboy Sunset
24″ w x 18″ h
Fence Post In The Snow wall art
Fence Post In The Snow (2001)
9″ w x 12″ h
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days canvas artwork
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days (2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales painting
Life In Texas — Round Hay Bales (2013); 16″ w x 20″ h
Lighthouse Monument, Palo Duro Canyon wall art
Lighthouse, Palo Duro Canyon (2016)
16″ w x 12″ h
Monument Valley artwork
Monument Valley (2009)
16″ w x 12″ h
Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
Mt. Kilimanjaro Africa art
Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro (2011)
24″ w x 18″ h
Sunset Over Texas oils on canvas
Sunset Over Texas (2001)
12″ w x 9″ h
Texas Flag Barn artwork
Texas Flag Barn
20″ w x 16″ h
The Garden Tomb oil painting
The Garden Tomb (2004)
9″ w x 12″ h
The Garden Tomb at Sunset oil painting
The Garden Tomb At Sunset (2004)
12″ w x 9″ h
The Giants Of Sequoia National Park painting
The Giants Of Sequoia (1998)
12″ w x 16″ h
The Grand Teton Mountains painting
The Grand Teton Mountains (2003)
18″ w x 14″ h
Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France oil painting
Van Gogh’s Church At Auvers, France (2011); 20″ w x 24″ h

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• Marine Life & Seascapes

Along The Inter Coastal Waterway artwork
Along The ICW
12″ w x 9″ h
Still Life With Boat Fenders marine art
Boat Fenders
9″ w x 12″ h
clown fish painting
9″ w x 12″ h
Currituck Beach Lighthouse oil painting
Currituck Beach Lighthouse (2008)
11″ w x 14″ h
Heceta Head Lighthouse painting
Heceta Head Lighthouse (2000)
16″ w x 12″ h
Oregon Coast South Of The Sea Lion Caves oil painting
Oregon Coast
9″ w x 12″ h
Peggy's Cove painting
Peggy’s Cove
20″ w x 16″ h
Peggy's Cove Revisited
Peggy’s Cove Revisited (2008)
20″ w x 16″ h
Return To Peggy's Cove oil painting
Return To Peggy’s Cove (2009)
20″ w x 18″ h
Sea Of Galilee At Capernaum painting
Sea Of Galilee At Capernaum (2005)
20″ w x 16″ h
The Fisherman oil painting
The Fisherman
9″ w x 12″ h
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa
30″ w x 24″ h

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• People & Portraits

Portrait of Robert painting
Portrait Of Robert
12″ w x 16″ h
Portrait of Tera oil painting
Portrait Of Tera
16″ w x 20″ h
The Ballerina oil painting
The Ballerina
24″ w x 18″ h

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• Space Art

First Footprint on the Moon space art
First Footprint On The Moon (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h
First Man on the Moon oil painting
First Man on the Moon (2012) 
24″ w x 18″ h
Land Rover Tracks of Mars painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h
Moonset oil painting
20″ w x 16″ h
Night Sky Over Delicate Arch oil painting
Night Sky Over Delicate Arch (2017)
6″ w x 6″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
Space…The Next Frontier (2017)
24″ w x 18″ h

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• Still Life Paintings

Still Life with Coral and Lantern painting
Still Life With Coral And Lantern (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
Still Life with Fruit and Candle painting
Still Life With Fruit And Candle (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
Iron Age Pottery Still Life painting
Still Life With Iron Age Pottery (2006)
14″ w x 11″ h
Barn Door with Horse Tack oil painting
Barn Door With Horse Tack (2003)
12″ w x 9″ h
The Communion Table oil painting
The Communion Table (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
The Study still life oil painting
The Study
14″ w x 11″ h
tractor tire oil painting
Tractor Tire
12″ w x 16″ h

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