Top 10 painting facts Selected as the most interesting among painting related questions in Painting quiz Who brought Mona Lisa to France?Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. He brought three masterpieces: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.Created by: Kasiahistory of France facts » Who painted The Card Players, one the most expensive works of art ever sold?Paul Cézanne. The Card Players is a series of five oil paintings by Paul Cézanne. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar for a price variously estimated at between $250 million and $300 million, making it (then) the most expensive work of art ever sold.Created by: globalquiz.orgpaintings facts » 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.orgart facts » 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 Hanghalpainters facts » 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 Kołodziejczyknames facts » What was added to this glass to make it blue?Cobalt. Powdered cobalt glass, called smalt, has been historically important as a pigment in painting and pottery. It is colored to a deep powder blue hue using cobalt ions derived from cobalt oxide. Cobalt aluminate can be used in a similar way, and is now more common, often known as "cobalt blue".Created by: globalquiz.orgglass facts » Where was this painting made?In Rouen. Beginning in the 1880s through the end of his life in 1926, Claude Monet worked on series paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. The first and best known of these is a series of over 30 paintings of Cathedral of Rouen. The estimated value of one painting is over $40 million.Created by: globalquiz.orgcathedrals facts » Where do you need to go to see this painting?To Rome. The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, forming part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity.Created by: Luca Biaggisymbols facts » Who painted the Slaughtered Ox?Rembrandt. Still life developed as a separate category in the Low Countries in the last quarter of the 16th century. The Netherlandish production of still lifes was enormous, and they were very widely exported, especially to northern Europe.Created by: globalquiz.orgart facts » Who painted the Arnolfini Portrait?Jan van Eyck. The painting is rich in symbolism. The mirror in the center of the painting reveals numerous interesting details: in the reflection the table is empty, and the two figures are not holding their hands any more.Created by: Satish Bernardart facts » Play painting quiz and see all the questions.