If You Get 10/10 On This Quiz, You're An Art History Expert

If You Get 10/10 On This Quiz, You're An Art History Expert
There is no denying that art makes our world a better place. However, few of us know the origins of this craft. Are you ready to check your knowledge of the history of art? Let's get started!

What was the only exhibit at the installation project by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo at Tate Modern in 2007?

In 2007, Tate Modern welcomed an exhibition by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo "Shibboleth." The only exhibit was a deep fissure in the floor of the Turbine Hall that stretched from one end of the gallery to the other. During the first month, as many as 15 people fell into the fissure, despite multiple warning signs.


Crack in the floor



Who created the famous Vitruvian Man (see the image below) which symbolizes the ideal proportions of the human body?

Leonardo da Vinci was a renowned Italian painter, scientist, inventor, writer, musician, and one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance period. He is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals that has ever lived.

Leonardo da Vinci

Salvador Dali

Vincent van Gogh

Raphael Santi

This famous cathedral was designed by Michelangelo, Bramante, and Raphael. In which city is it located?

St. Peter's Basilica is a catholic church and the papal enclave within the city of Rome. It's considered to be the largest Christian church in the world.





Which architectural style is this?

The Empire style was a very popular design movement in architecture in early 19th century.





Which painter only sold a couple of paintings during his lifetime, cut off his own ear, and became famous only after death?

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. Suffering from mental illness and poverty, he committed suicide at the age of 37. He created about 2,100 amazing artworks.

Pablo Picasso

Claude Monet

Vincent van Gogh

Paul Gauguin

Which architectural style is this?

Barocco is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, music, and painting. Originating from Italy, barocco followed the Renaissance style and was meant to oppose the simplicity of the Protestant architecture.





Which painter incorporated his own portrait or silhouette in every single one of his works?

Salvador Dali included either his portrait, or his silhouette into each of his artworks.

Salvador Dali

Pablo Picasso

Andy Warhol

Marc Chagall

Which geometric figure is depicted in a famous series of paintings by Kazimir Malevich?

Malevich is the author of "Red Square", "Black Square", and "White Square."





From what did the British painters Sue Webster and Tim Noble make artworks for their first solo exhibition?

The British duo entitled their first solo exhibition "British Rubbish." The installation is quite tricky. At first sight, you can only see a pile of rubbish. But if the lighting is right, you can see different images hidden in the sculpture.


Food leftovers



To which painter does the famous phrase "Good artist copies, great artist steals" belong?

"Un artista copia, un gran artista roba" are the words of Pablo Picasso. By that, the celebrated painter meant that a bad artist copies other painters' styles, while a good artist steals ideas from others to create a unique artwork of his own.

Pablo Picasso

Edward Munk

Paul Gauguin

Peter Paul Rubens

Good job!

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Let's put it this way: arts are not your forte. To become an expert in this field, you'll have to work really hard. On the brighter side, you have access to various books on arts, TV programs, etc. All you need is diligence and perseverance! We believe in you!  Share this quiz with your friends and see whether or not they know arts as good as you do!