The Ultimate Art & Artists Quiz

From the history of Art to modern-day artists, this quiz on the Arts will get your creative juices flowing. Think Famous sculptures, Artists, Paintings, and Art Eras for inspiration to ace our free Art quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some creative quizzing.

Round 1 – Renaissance Art

1 – Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

2 – Who painted the Mona Lisa?

3 – Who painted the Birth of Venus?

4 – Which German Renaissance artist is famous for his woodcut prints?

5 – Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin took over two years to finish – True or False?

6 – What is the name of Da Vinci’s famous drawing of human proportions?

7 – Who painted the Sistine Madonna?

8 – Who created the colossal sculpture St John the Evangelist?

9 – Which late Renaissance artist is famous for heavy use of chiaroscuro?

10 – Who painted the Arnolfini Portrait?

Round 2 – 18th & 19th Century Art

1 – Which French Neoclassical artist painted figures like Marat and Napoleon?

2 – Which Spanish artist is known for The Disasters of War?

3 – Who painted the Fighting Temeraire?

4 – Who created A Rake’s Progress?

5 – Ophelia by Millais depicts a scene from Shakespeare’s Othello – True or False?

6 – Which Dutch artist created Sunflowers and Starry Night?

7 – Who painted The Ballet Class?

8 – Who painted At the Moulin Rouge?

9 – Whose work includes The Basket of Apples and Curtain, Jug and Fruit?

10 – Who created The Ancient of Days?

Round 3 – Modern Art

1 – Which British street artist is famous for his stenciled graffiti?

2 – Who painted Black on Maroon and other colour field paintings?

3 – Which famous Chinese artist was arrested in 2011?

4 – Who designed the Orbit for the 2012 London Olympics?

5 – Which artist created ‘Whaam!’?

6 – The most expensive painting is Pollock’s Number 17A – True or False?

7 – Which art museum in New York hosts a famous gala?

8 – Which American artist rose to fame in street art group SAMO?

9 – Who created the piece Campbell’s Soup Cans?

10 – Which famous British artist won the 1995 Turner Prize?

Round 4 – Sculpture

1 – Who made David and the Pieta?

2 – In which country was the Statue of Liberty built?

3 – Who created Gattamelata?

4 – Who created The Thinker?

5 – Which country created the African Renaissance Monument?

6 – Which famous ancient Egyptian sculpture is in Giza?

7 – The Statue of Liberty is the tallest statue in the world – True or False?

8 – What statue stands above Rio de Janeiro?

9 – Who designed Cloud Gate, in Chicago?

10 – Who designed the Angel of the North?

Round 5 – photography

1 – The oldest photographs were taken in France – True or False?

2 – Who took the famous cover photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono?

3 – Who is credited with first suggesting a method of colour photography?

4 – Which American documentary photographer is famous for her work in the Great Depression?

5 – Which photographer is famous for his work in WW2 and the Spanish Civil War?

6 – The first X-ray photograph was taken in 1895 – True or False?

7 – Only 24 US states are older than the oldest photograph – True or False?

8 – Which Lord of the Rings actor is also a keen photographer?

9 – What was the most photographed city in the world in 2019?

10 – When was the first digital camera invented?




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