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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Test Your Knowledge of Art Appreciation

test your knowledge of artTest your knowledge of fine art appreciation. Take this simple 50 question test by writing your answers on paper, then check your answers at the end of the quiz. Don’t peek!

1. __________ is the expression of human creative skill and imagination.

A.    Emphasis
B.    Contour
C.    Art
D.    Dominance

2. In what way is art important in daily life?

A.    It has personal significance.
B.    It reflects our society.
C.    It records history.
D.    It is used for marketing and advertising.
E.    It is a form of self-expression.
F.    All of the above.

3. The way to do an art critique is to __________.

A.    describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate the piece
B.    talk to the artist
C.    decide if it’s good
D.    write an artist statement

4. A person learning a trade or an art from a skilled worker is called __________.

A.    an apprentice
B.    a mentor
C.    a foreman
D.    a laborer

5. A rule used by artists when planning a good composition.

A.    “Rule of Sketch”
B.    “Rule of Placement”
C.    “Rule of Perspective”
D.    “Rule of Thirds”

6. Andy Warhol, an American painter and filmmaker, is best known for his depiction of what grocery store item?

A.    Apples
B.    Bacon
C.    Tomato Soup
D.    Onions

7. Andy Warhol’s work can best be classified as __________.

A.    realism
B.    pop art
C.    splatterpaint
D,    cubism

8. A style of artwork created using many geometric shapes, often not resembling any object.

A.    Surrealism
B.    Favauvism
C.    Cubism
D.    Baroque

9. An art style where the artist tries to paint a picture exactly how it looks in real life, with as many details as possible.

A.    Impressionism
B.    Pointillism
C.    Realism
D.    Favauvism

10. A style of art where the artist attempts to convey as much of their emotion into the artwork as possible, often using distortion and emphasis.

A.    Expressionism
B.    Surrealism
C.    Cubism
D.    Impressionist

11. The way artwork is arranged is called __________.

A.    emphasis
B.    contour
C.    composition
D.    stylus

12. Surrealism is an art movement which used dream-like images.

True | False

13. An art style where artwork is extremely detailed and ornate.

A.    Surrealism
B.    Baroque
C.    Favauvism
D.    Expressionism

14. Pablo Picasso is from the country of __________.

A.    Germany
B.    Italy
C.    Spain
D.    United States of America

15. What is the title of the style of painting that Picasso invented?

A.    Realism
B.    Impressionism
C.    Cubism
D.    Art Nouveau

16. Where is the “Mona Lisa” hanging in France?

A.    Gargoyle square
B.    The Louvre
C.    The Eiffel Tower
D.    Chartres Cathedral

17. Van Gogh’s most famous work of art to this day __________.

A.    “The Mona Lisa”
B.    “The Scream”
C.    “Starry Night”
D.    “Poppies”

18. What country was Van Gogh born in?

A.    Holland
B.    France
C.    Spain
D.    United States of America

19. Georgia O’Keeffe was an __________ artist.

A.    English
B.    Italian
C.    American
D.    Australian

20. O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of  __________.

A.    the sea and marine animals
B.    enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes
C.    native American Indians
D.    the Australian Outback

21. Salvador Dali is considered a Surrealist artist.

True | False

22. Salvador Dali was born in India.

True | False

23. Rembrandt is known as an artist of what style?

A.    Impressionists
B.    Baroque
C.    Modern
D.    Prehistoric

24. Rembrandt, considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born in what country?

A.    Netherlands
B.    Switzerland
C.    France
D.    Spain

25. Monet is the father of which movement?

A.    Realism
B.    Impressionism
C.    Cubism
D.    Art Nouveau

26. Where did Monet grow up?

A.    Holland
B.    England
C.    France
D.    United States of America

27. Georges Seurat, the artist who created the painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”, used which method of art?

A.    Cubism
B.    Pointillism
C.    Abstract
D.    Dadaism

28. “Mona Lisa” was painted by __________.Mona LIsa

A.    Vincent van Gogh
B.    Claude Monet
C.    Picasso
D.    Leonardo da Vinci

29. “Sunflowers” was painted by __________.Sunflowers

A.    Pierre-August Renoir
B.    Vincent van Gogh
C.    Johannes Vermeer
D.    Michelangelo

30. “Poppies in a Field” was painted by __________.Poppies In A Field

A.    Claude Monet
B.    Leonardo da Vinci
C.    Rene Magritte
D.    Johannes Vermeer

31. “The Scream” was painted by __________.The Scream

A.    Vincent van Gogh
B.    Pierre-August Renoir
C.    Edvard Munch
D.    Claude Monet

32. “The Last Supper” was painted by __________.The Last Supper

A.    Leonardo da Vinci
B.    Pierre-August Renoir
C.    Edvard Munch
D.    Michelangelo

33. “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette” was painted by __________.Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette

A.    Rene Magritte
B.    Picasso
C.    Pierre-August Renoir
D.    Johannes Vermeer

34. “Girl with a Pearl Earring” was painted by __________.Girl with a Pearl Earring

A.    Picasso
B.    Johannes Vermeer
C.    Michelangelo
D.    Edvard Munch

35. “Dance Class” was painted by __________.Dance Class

A.    Claude Monet
B.    Leonardo da Vinci
C.    Edgar Degas
D.    Rene Magritte

36. “Creation of Adam” was painted by __________.Creation of Adam

A.    Michelangelo
B.    Johannes Vermeer
C.    Pierre-August Renoir
D.    Leonardo da Vinci

37. “The Persistence of Memory” was painted by __________.The Persistence of Memory

A.    Johannes Vermeer
B.    Pierre-August Renoir
C.    Salvador Dali
D.    Leonardo da Vinci

38. What does a color wheel show?

A.    Complementary colors
B.    Analogous colors
C.    Primary colors
D.    All of the above

39. Movement in art where hundreds of dots are used to create a picture or painting.

A.    Pointilism
B.    Impressionism
C.    Realism
D.    Abstract

40. The artist Edgar Degas was best known for his paintings of waterlilies.

True | False

41. Edward Degas was a nineteenth-century French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.

True | False

42. Impressionism is a 19th century art movement that mainly focused on the __________.

A.    study of geometric form
B.    study of negative and positive space
C.    study of light on the surface of an object
D.    study of value

43. Art that emerged in the mid-1950s that used imagery from popular culture is termed __________.

A.    Impressionism
B.    Realism
C.    Minimalism
D.    Pop Art

44. A twentieth century non-representational painting style in which artists applied paints freely to express feelings and emotions.

A.    Abstract Expressionism
B.    Fauvism
C.    Pop Art
D.    Cubism

45. Jackson Pollock’s paintings were classified as what?

A.    Realism
B.    Grotesque
C.    Surreal
D.    Splatterpaint

46. Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and a major figure in what movement?

A.    American Modernism
B.    Pop Art
C.    Abstract Expressionist
D.    Minimalism

47. An English landscape painter of the late eighteenth century, known for his pastoral scenes.

A.    John Constable
B.    Willem de Kooning
C.    Pablo Picasso
D.    Vincent van Gogh

48. Cityscapes, or as it is sometimes called Urban Landscapes, are paintings whose subject matter is the physical aspects of the city and urban life.

True | False

49. A collection of meaningless shapes, texture and colors thrown haphazardly onto a canvas. Its purpose is to let the viewer interpret its meaning for him/herself.

A.    Still Life
B.    Grotesque
C.    Collage
D.    Abstract

50. Naïve Art is works of art characterized by a childlike simplicity that possesses minute detail, bright saturated colors, disproportionate figures and lack of perspective.

True | False

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Answers: 1C 2F 3A 4A 5D 6C 7B 8C 9C 10A 11C 12T 13B 14C 15C 16B 17C 18A 19C 20B 21T 22F 23B 24A 25B 26C 27B 28D 29B 30A 31C 32A 33C 34B 35C 36A 37C 38D 39A 40F 41T 42C 43D 44A 45D 46C 47A 48T 49D 50T

UPDATED: 30 March 2016

What Is Art Appreciation?

Art appreciation is an understanding of the qualities that identify all great art. It involves having a knowledge of art movements, art history and art styles or techniques.

  • Art Movements
    An art movement is defined by a specific style of art characterized by the same artistic idea, philosophy, goal, style or technique that is practiced or followed by a group of artists within a particular time frame or region. Each art movement is subtly or distinctly different than another movement of art. However, clearly some movements have been influenced by other art movements as they show obvious similarities while others seem to defy them. It is interesting to study the differences between the art movements and also to study the different periods of art.
  • Art History
    Art history is a historical study of the development of artworks in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture and the other visual arts. The history of art spans a period of time from the earliest cave paintings to today. Art history presents two primary concerns (1) to determine who made a particular work of art and when, and (2) to understand the stylistic approach or school of thought used by artist in the creation of the work.
  • Art Styles/Techniques
    The style or technique of a particular artist or school or movement. It is that ‘thing’ which makes you recognize a particular painting as being by a particular artist before you’re close enough to see a signature or to read the image label. A painting style can be the way the paint is handled (such as Pollock) or the brush strokes (such as Van Gogh). It can be the way a subject is dealt with, or simply the choice of subject(s). It can be the range of colors used, or a particular color that’s used in every painting.

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