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30 questions in this category
Question: The illustrator Thomas Nast (1840-1902) changed the image we have of Father Christmas. What two characteristics did he introduce?
Question: In which town was Leonardo da Vinci born?
Question: On whose life is Somerset Maugham's "The Moon and Sixpence" based on?
Question: Emanuel Radinsky was born in Philadelphia in 1890 and died in Paris in 1976. He was a surrealist painter and photographer. By which name is he better known?
Question: Cashmere wool comes from what animal?
Question: What was the name of Vincent van Gogh's art dealer brother?
Question: Which Renaissance artist's life was fictionalised in the book 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' subsequently made into a film?
Question: Which artist and illustrator painted a portrait of John F. Kennedy in 1960 that was later published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post after his assassination?
Question: What colour is cerulean?
Question: What is the name of the toning that produces brown and white photographs?
Question: How did Van Gogh commit suicide?
Question: 'Glass of Absinthe' is a sculpture by which 20th century artist?
Question: With which other painter would you associate painter Françoise Gilot?
Question: What was the name of the painter who was the son of Hans Holbein the Senior?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question Which museum houses Velázquez's only painting of nude buttocks?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question Who built El Escorial?
Question: Which famous artist designed the Chupa Chups logo?
Question: What type of paint was made out of pigment and egg yolk?
Question: Which painter's trip to and later residence in California inspired him to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in Los Angeles using the comparatively new acrylic medium, rendered in a highly realistic style using vibrant colours?
Question: What's the name of the Postimpressionist artist known as 'Le Douanier'?
Question: The Mexican painter Diego Rivera was married twice to another famous Mexican painter. Who?
Question: Who's the author of the painting popularly known as Droopy Watches or Melting Clocks and what's its correct name?
Question: The German guide to the 1937 World's fair called it 'a hodgepodge of body parts that any four-year-old could have painted'. Which painting were they describing?
Question: Whose paintings were characterised as being 'Matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs'?
Question: In Caravaggio's painting 'Doubting Thomas', what is Thomas doing?
Question: In which century did Rococo art and architecture develop?
Question: What nationality was Gustav Klimt?
Question: In Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus', what is Venus standing on?
Question: What did Salvador Dali wear to the opening of the International Surrealist Exhibition at London's New Burlington Gallery in 1936?
Question: Dante Gabriele Rossetti, John Millais and William Holman Hunt are all members of which movement?

Acknowledgements

Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Whitaker's Almanac, The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Collins Gem Fact File, Diccionario Enciclopédico Espasa 1 and Wikipedia.. This page layout was last updated on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 @ 1:28pm CEST (Europe/Madrid).

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