Art questions This is a list of recently added questions about art. Play art quiz and see all the questions. What is special about Mona Lisa?She has no eyebrows. Shaving eyebrows was considered top fashion at that time in Florence.Created by: smyruvery easy 87% she lacks one earshe lacks one ear523she has no eyebrowsshe has no eyebrows6836she wears two earrings on an earshe wears two earrings on an ear222she has a tattooshe has a tattoo250renessaince riddles » Which painter authored the most self-portraits?Rembrandt painted about 100 self-portraits, and among these 20 were drawings. He started in 1627 as a juvenile, and ended in 1669.Created by: smyruaverage 60% Albrecht DürerAlbrecht Dürer360RembrandtRembrandt1464Peter Paul RubensPeter Paul Rubens306Jacek MalczewskiJacek Malczewski275paintings riddles » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.Created by: smyrueasy 70% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone3766Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions479papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead513Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls550Egypt riddles » Where were the Pre-Raphaelites active?In England. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was an artistic association of painters established in London in 1848. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. Its members believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 40% in Italyin Italy698in ancient Romein ancient Rome556in Englandin England1341in Galileain Galilea681names riddles » How many paintings called Water Lilies has Claude Monet created?250. Water Lilies depict Claude Monet’s own flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of his artistic production during the last thirty years of his life.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 39% 112563374125259052502501241painting riddles » Who was the first (chronologically) great artist that contributed to the Italian Renaissance?Giotto. It has been said that Giotto was the first real painter, like Adam was the first man. Living in the late Middle Ages (died 1337), he broke with the prevalent Byzantine style and introduced the technique of drawing accurately from life.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 37% Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci528GiottoGiotto1236Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli604MichaelangeloMichaelangelo941painters riddles » Why is this famous painting called "The Night Watch"?By mistake. Rembrandt painted the large painting The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. In 18th century the picture was called The Night Watch, because it was so dimmed and defaced that it looked quite like a night scene. After it was cleaned, it was discovered to represent broad day.Created by: Deepak Hanghalhard 57% it depicts a night sceneit depicts a night scene364it depicts The Nigh Watch guardsit depicts The Nigh Watch guards1732it was first presented during nightit was first presented during night290by mistakeby mistake3218painters riddles » The Last Judgement by Michelangelo was altered after it was painted. What was changed?Genitals were hidden. It took Michaelangelo seven years to complete the fresco on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. Once completed, the depiction of Christ and the Virgin Mary naked was considered sacrilegious, and some cardinals campaigned to have the fresco removed or censored, but the Pope resisted. Eventually, it was decided to obscure the genitals.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 69% Eve was removedEve was removed353all women were removedall women were removed718satan was removedsatan was removed762genitals were hiddengenitals were hidden4095culture riddles » Two of Goya's best known paintings are The Nude Maja and The Clothed Maja. Who was Maja?It is not known. The identity of the Maja is uncertain The most popularly cited models are the Duchess of Alba, with whom Goya was sometimes thought to have had an affair, and Pepita Tudó, mistress of Manuel de Godoy. Neither theory has been verified, and it remains as likely that the paintings represent an idealized composite.Created by: life-o-holichard 56% his wifehis wife427his sisterhis sister322his lifelong loverhis lifelong lover1975it is not knownit is not known3534culture riddles » Where was van Gogh when he painted The Starry Night?In a lunatic asylum. In the aftermath of the 23 December 1888 breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear, van Gogh voluntarily admitted himself to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole lunatic asylum, where he spent a year. During this period, he produced some of the best-known works of his career, including Cypresses, the blue self-portrait and The Starry Night.Created by: Hitter smashereasy 77% in his own housein his own house441in his brohter's housein his brohter's house477in Italy during his vacationin Italy during his vacation561in a lunatic asylumin a lunatic asylum5089culture riddles » Play art quiz and see all the questions.