Quiz on the Famous Paintings of the World
Posted on: March 9, 2018.


A picture speaks a thousand words!
‘Brush’ your memory with our “Quiz on the Famous Paintings of the World”.

Which most famous painting by Pablo Picasso—completed in 1937 in Paris—was inspired by the bombing of Guernica in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, presently on permanent display in Spain's national museum of 20th century art in Madrid?

  

  

  

  

Which famous artwork by Rembrandt van Rijn—completed in 1642, and on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam—depicts a city guard moving out, led by a captain, his lieutenant, and the rest of the guard’s armed men?

  

  

  

  

Which iconic painting by Johannes Vermeer—technically called a “tronie” in Dutch, a sort of still life of facial features—returns the viewer’s gaze, creating an intimate, centuries-long connection, while Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa deflects the viewer with her puzzling, mysterious smile?

  

  

  

  

Which painting of Spanish artist Salvador Dali that features melting clocks was perfected in the “paranoiac-critical method” where Dali attempts to enter a meditative state of self-induced psychotic hallucinations so he could make what he called “hand-painted dream photographs”?

  

  

  

  

What is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition—a frightening feature that is on display at The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway—painted by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910 using oil and pastel on cardboard?

  

  

  

  

Which most famous work by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in 1889—on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York—was inspired by direct observation but of visionary expression, springing from the yin and yang of Van Gogh’s personal demons and awe of nature?

  

  

  

  

Which biblical work of art by Michelangelo—painted between 1508 and 1512, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome—is just one of nine scenes from the book of Genesis, painted on the center of the Chapel’s ceiling?

  

  

  

  

Which two paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci respectively features Jesus with his 12 disciples—covering the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria del Grazie in Milan, Italy—and a mysterious, smiling woman seen by six million visitors annually at The Louvre in Paris, France?

  

  

  

  






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