artists

  • QUESTIONS

    1. Which artist cut off the lobe of his own ear and later shot himself?
    2. What nationality were Brueghel and Rubens?
    3. Which painter had a 'blue period'?
    4. In which type of paintings did Sir Joshua Reynolds specialise?
    5. Which legendary artist produced two versions of The Madonna of the Rocks between 1483 and 1508?
    6. What is the largest oil painting in the world?
    7. Where in Britain does Graham Sunderland's tapestry Christ in His Majesty hang?
    8. Which famous painting by Leonardo de Vinci is also known as La Gioconda?
    9. What was the great painter Michaelangelo's other name?
    10. The French impressionist Edgar Degas is noted for his paintings of horse racing and what other subject?
    11. Which actor played Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in the film Moulin Rouge?
    12. The Thinker and The Kiss were among the works of which sculptor?
    13. Which English landscape artist painted The Hay Wain and Flatford Mill?
    14. What style of painting, in which the subject is reduced to basic geometric shapes, was founded by Picasso and Braque?
    15. Domenikos Theotocopoulos was a Greek-born painter who studied under Titan and then lived and worked in Spain. Under what name is he better known?
    16. To which school of painting did Dante Gabriel Rossetti belong?
    17. Sir Jacob Epstein established himself as a sculptor in Britain after studying in Paris. Where was he born?
    18. To which school of painting did Claude Monet belong?
    19. Canaletto was famous for his paintings of which city?
    20. Who designed St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK?
    21. Which artist was commissioned by the Italian city of Florence, to sculpt the figure of David?
    22. What nationality was the painter Goya?
    23. The French painter Paul Gauguin went to live and paint on a Pacific Island. Which island was it?
    24. For what subject was the painter Stubbs best known?
    25. In which branch of the arts did Barbara Hepworth achieve fame?

    ANSWERS

    1. Vincent van Gogh
    2. Flemish
    3. Picasso
    4. Portraits
    5. Leonardo de Vinci
    6. Paradise by Tintoretto
    7. Coventry Cathedral
    8. Mona Lisa
    9. Buonarroti
    10. Ballet dancers
    11. Jose Ferrer
    12. Rodin
    13. John Constable
    14. Cubism
    15. El Greco
    16. Pre-Raphaelite
    17. United States
    18. Impressionists
    19. Venice
    20. Sir Christopher Wren
    21. Michelangelo
    22. Spanish
    23. Tahiti
    24. Racehorses
    25. Sculpture
  • Questions

    1. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, which novelist wrote the novels "A House For Mr. Biswas, In A Free State" and "A Bend In The River"?

    2. What's the title of the book published in 1979 by Kit Williams which contains a riddle that for two years involved millions of readers around the world in the search for a golden hare?

    3. Who wrote the poem Annus Mirrablis which opens with the line - 'Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty three (which was rather late for me)'?

    4. Born in London of Australian parents who, in 1973, became the first Australian to win the Nobel prize for Literature?

    5. How is Delores Haze better known in an anonymous novel first published in Paris in 1955?

    6. What is the name of the heroine of Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's?

    7. Born in Prague, who wrote the novels The Trial and The Castle, both published after his death in 1924?

    8. In which novel by Australian author Patrick White does Oliver Halliday, the wannabe 'nature poet' appear?

    9. Who has written a series of best-selling novels featuring the heroine Emma Harte?

    10. Published in 1958, Exodus is the best-known book of which American author?

    11. Published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish the reputation of which American novelist?

    12. James Farrell's Studs Lonigan trilogy of novels tells of life on the south side of which US city?

    13. Name the American writer who died at the age of 44 in 1940 with his novel The Last Tycoon left unfinished.

    14. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which American novel that was rather controversial when first published in 1951?

    15. From Feathers To Iron, An Italian Visit and The Magnetic Mountain are all collections of poems written by whom?

     

    Answers

    1. V. S. Naipaul

    2. Masquerade

    3. Philip Larkin

    4. Patrick White

    5. Lolita

    6. Holly Golightly

    7. Franz Kafka

    8. Happy Valley

    9. Barbara Taylor Bradford

    10. Leon Uris

    11. Ernest Hemingway

    12. Chicago

    13. F. Scott Fitzgerald

    14. The Catcher In The Rye

    15. Cecil Day Lewis

  • Questions

    1. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, which novelist wrote the novels "A House For Mr. Biswas, In A Free State" and "A Bend In The River"?

    2. What's the title of the book published in 1979 by Kit Williams which contains a riddle that for two years involved millions of readers around the world in the search for a golden hare?

    3. Who wrote the poem Annus Mirrablis which opens with the line - 'Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty three (which was rather late for me)'?

    4. Born in London of Australian parents who, in 1973, became the first Australian to win the Nobel prize for Literature?

    5. How is Delores Haze better known in an anonymous novel first published in Paris in 1955?

    6. What is the name of the heroine of Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's?

    7. Born in Prague, who wrote the novels The Trial and The Castle, both published after his death in 1924?

    8. In which novel by Australian author Patrick White does Oliver Halliday, the wannabe 'nature poet' appear?

    9. Who has written a series of best-selling novels featuring the heroine Emma Harte?

    10. Published in 1958, Exodus is the best-known book of which American author?

    11. Published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish the reputation of which American novelist?

    12. James Farrell's Studs Lonigan trilogy of novels tells of life on the south side of which US city?

    13. Name the American writer who died at the age of 44 in 1940 with his novel The Last Tycoon left unfinished.

    14. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which American novel that was rather controversial when first published in 1951?

    15. From Feathers To Iron, An Italian Visit and The Magnetic Mountain are all collections of poems written by whom?

     

    Answers

    1. V. S. Naipaul

    2. Masquerade

    3. Philip Larkin

    4. Patrick White

    5. Lolita

    6. Holly Golightly

    7. Franz Kafka

    8. Happy Valley

    9. Barbara Taylor Bradford

    10. Leon Uris

    11. Ernest Hemingway

    12. Chicago

    13. F. Scott Fitzgerald

    14. The Catcher In The Rye

    15. Cecil Day Lewis

  • Questions

    1. With which art movement do you associate Arp, Duchamp and Schwitters?

    2. Correggio's famous work 'The Assumption of the Virgin' can be see on the cupola of the cathedral of which Italian city?

    3. Which Japanese master artist and printmaker was responsible for 'The Breaking Wave off Kanagawa' and 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji'?

    4. 'Susannah and the Elders' and 'Flight into Egypt' are works of which late Renaissance painter of the Venetian school?

    5. Name the American illustrator, noted for his illustrations of buxom girls and particularly for his World War One recruiting poster of a pointing Uncle Sam?

    6. In which Italian city is Da Vinci's famous fresco painting 'The Last Supper' to be found?

    7. 'The Marriage at Cana' and 'The Adoration of the Kings' are works of which major painter of the 16th-century Venetian school?

    8. In which European city is the Kunsthistorisches museum which houses collections of fine art?

    9. What nationality was the artist Jan Vermeer?

    10. Which English painter was famous for his scenes of the industrial north with their matchstick figures?

    11. What is the name of 15th-century Florentine painter which loosely translates as 'Big Tom' or 'Clumsy Tom'?

    12. And which Florentine artist's name literally translates as 'Little barrel'?

    13. Which painter is best remembered for his portraits of the leading figures of the American Revolution and as the founder of the first major museum in the US?

    14. What name was given to the group of German artists founded in Germany in 1905 that included Ernst Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fritz Bleyl?

    15. And which art movement was founded in Munich in 1911 and whose founding members were Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky?

     

    Answers

    1. Dada

    2. Parma

    3. Hokusai

    4. Jacopo Bassano

    5. James Montgomery Flagg

    6. Milan

    7. Paolo Veronese

    8. Vienna

    9. Dutch

    10. L.S. Lowry

    11. Masaccio

    12. Botticelli

    13. Charles Willson Peale

    14. Die Brücke (or The Bridge)

    15. Der Blaue Reiter (or The Blue Rider)

  • Questions

    1. With which art movement do you associate Arp, Duchamp and Schwitters?

    2. Correggio's famous work 'The Assumption of the Virgin' can be see on the cupola of the cathedral of which Italian city?

    3. Which Japanese master artist and printmaker was responsible for 'The Breaking Wave off Kanagawa' and 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji'?

    4. 'Susannah and the Elders' and 'Flight into Egypt' are works of which late Renaissance painter of the Venetian school?

    5. Name the American illustrator, noted for his illustrations of buxom girls and particularly for his World War One recruiting poster of a pointing Uncle Sam?

    6. In which Italian city is Da Vinci's famous fresco painting 'The Last Supper' to be found?

    7. 'The Marriage at Cana' and 'The Adoration of the Kings' are works of which major painter of the 16th-century Venetian school?

    8. In which European city is the Kunsthistorisches museum which houses collections of fine art?

    9. What nationality was the artist Jan Vermeer?

    10. Which English painter was famous for his scenes of the industrial north with their matchstick figures?

    11. What is the name of 15th-century Florentine painter which loosely translates as 'Big Tom' or 'Clumsy Tom'?

    12. And which Florentine artist's name literally translates as 'Little barrel'?

    13. Which painter is best remembered for his portraits of the leading figures of the American Revolution and as the founder of the first major museum in the US?

    14. What name was given to the group of German artists founded in Germany in 1905 that included Ernst Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fritz Bleyl?

    15. And which art movement was founded in Munich in 1911 and whose founding members were Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky?

     

    Answers

    1. Dada

    2. Parma

    3. Hokusai

    4. Jacopo Bassano

    5. James Montgomery Flagg

    6. Milan

    7. Paolo Veronese

    8. Vienna

    9. Dutch

    10. L.S. Lowry

    11. Masaccio

    12. Botticelli

    13. Charles Willson Peale

    14. Die Brücke (or The Bridge)

    15. Der Blaue Reiter (or The Blue Rider)

  • Questions:

    1. Which Bob Dylan song gave Cher her first solo success?

    2. Which track, produced by husband Sonny, reached number three in the UK in 1966?

    3. Cher appeared in which 1969 film named after her and Sonny's daughter?

    4. What was Cher's first US solo number one?

    5. In which year did Sonny and Cher get divorced?

    6. From whom did Cher seek a divorce in 1975, just ten days after their wedding?

    7. Which UK artist made his US TV debut on Cher's show in 1975, singing a duet with her?

    8. For which film was Cher nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting actress in 1984?

    9. Which 1987 single was Cher's first UK chart entry for nearly 14 years?

    10. What did Cher wish she could turn back in 1989?

    11. In 1998, which song gave Cher her second UK number one?

    12. Why was her album 'It's a Man World' aptly titled?

    13. Where was Cher walking in the title of a 1995 hit?

    14. Under what pseudonym did Cher sing on the 1964 Phil Spector novelty number 'Ringo I Love You'?

    15. What happened to Sonny the same week in April 1988 that Cher won an Oscar for Moonstruck?

    16. What was the corny title of Cher's second solo album?

     

    Answers:

    1. 'All I really Want to Do'

    2. 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'

    3. Chastity

    4. 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves'

    5. 1974

    6. Gregg Allman

    7. David Bowie

    8. Silkwood

    9. 'I found Someone'

    10. Time ('If I Could Turn Back Time')

    11. 'Believe'

    12. All the tracks were written and performed originally by men

    13. Memphis

    14. Bonnie Jo Mason

    15. He was elected Mayor of Palm Springs

    16. 'Sonny Side of Cher'