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If You Get 8/12 On This Quiz, You're An Art History Expert

Don't even bother taking this quiz unless you're a head curator of the Louvre.

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  1. 1. Let's start off easy... what's bas-relief?

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    When a sculpture remains attached to the plane it was carved from, with a shallow depth and low contrast between the background and sculpture.
    A metalworking technique where a malleable metal surface is hammered against a raised relief to create an impression on the metal.
  2. 2. Approximately when did the Rococo movement begin?

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    Around 1625
    Around 1725
    Around 1825
    Around 1925
  3. 3. Who painted Liberty Leading the People?

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    Pablo Picasso
    Eugène Delacroix
    Théodore Géricault
    Caspar David Friedrich
  4. 4. Which art movement does this painting belong to?

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  5. 5. And who is it a self-portrait of?

    Emil Nolde
    Edvard Munch
    Robert Delaunay
    Otto Dix
  6. 6. Who painted this piece?

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  7. 7. What is the name of the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico?

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  8. 8. What work created a stir at the Salon in 1863 for its depiction of nudity?

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    Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
    The Bellelli Family by Edgar Degas
    The Luncheon on the Grass by Edouard Manet
  9. 9. Which of these works was painted by Pablo Picasso?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's The Aficionado by Pablo Picasso.

  10. 10. What is this painting by Joan Miró called?

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    The Harlequin's Carnival
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    The Farm
  11. 11. Where is Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night displayed?

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    The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    The Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York
    The Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France
  12. 12. And finally, who wrote the first Dada manifesto?

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    Hugo Ball
    Tristan Tzara
    Marcel Duchamp
    Max Ernst
    Jean Arp

If You Get 8/12 On This Quiz, You're An Art History Expert

You're not an art history expert.

You've clearly never studied art in your life. Find the closest art museum, and go check out some paintings!

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You're an art history expert!

Well done! You're clearly a student of art history. You've seen all the best paintings, from Hans von Aachen to Zahari Zograf.

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You're an art history genius!

There's nothing you don't know about art history. You've got all the accumulated knowledge of every art museum curator in the world. Go show off that knowledge!

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