Thursday, November 1, 2007

Art History, Simplified

OK, all you art history geniuses. Let’s test your Art IQ. I ran across this chart, where each famous artist from history is distilled to his or her essence. See if you can come up with the missing names to go with the numbers. I’ll send a Dinotopia map and bookplate to the person who gets the most correct names before the answers are posted on Sunday.
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added later:
Here are the answers

28 comments:

Murat Kayi said...

Yay, a game...

1 da Vinci
4 Rembrandt (?)
5 van Gogh (LOL, btw)
6 Seurat
7 Munch
9 Picasso
14 Miro (?) (another LOL if yes)
16 Warhol
20 Dali


Hmmm... I seem to need an update on my art history knowledge, I am afraid...:D

Auction said...

1. Leonardo diVinci
2.
3. Goya?
4. Rembrant
5. Van Gogh
6. Seuret
7. Munch
8. Miro
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11.
12. Magrette
13. Grant Wood
14. Paul Klee
15. Freda Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Frank Stella?
19.
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22.
23. Keith Haring
24.
25.

I'm sure I could get the rest if I didn't have to go to class.

Tracy said...

1 davinci
2 modigliani
3 hall
4 rembrandt
5 van gogh
6 seraut
7 munch
8 kandinsky
9 picasso
10 mondrian
11
12 monet
13 whistler
14 klee
15 cezanne
16 warhol
17 rothko
18 pollock
19 latrec
20 dali
21 j johns
22
23 barney rubble
24 tomas kinkade
25

daveh said...

I would have guessed Winslow homer for 12.
24 must be Thomas Kinkade

Lee said...

1. Da Vinci
2. El Greco
3. Van Eyck
4. Ruebens
5. Van Gough
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Braque
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11.
12.
13. Wood
14. Miro
15. Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18.
19.
20. Wood
21.
22.
23.
24.
25. Harvey Kurtzman

Ankney said...

1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. El Greco
3. Franz Hals
4. Rembrandt
5. Van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Hans Hofmann
9. Picasso
10. Piet Mondrian
11. Malevich
12. J. M. W. Turner
13. Grant Wood
14. Paul Klee
15. Frida Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Pollock
19. LeRoy Neiman???
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. Chuck Close
23. Keith Haring
24. Banksy
25. Damien Hirst???

Marc Hudgins said...

1. Da Vinci
2. El Greco
3. Hals
4. Rembrandt
5. Van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Braque
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11. Klee?
12. Magritte
13. Grant Wood
14. Miro
15. Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Mark Rothko
18. Pollack
19. Hopper
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. ?
23. Harring
24. Kinkade
25. Kelly Freas

Jon said...

1 Di Vinci
2 modigliani
3 Hall
4 Rembrandt
5 Van Gogh
6 Seurat
7 Edvard Munsch
8 Miro
9 Picasso
10 Mondrian
11 Malevich
12 Monet
13 Whistler
14 Klee
15 Kahlo
16Andy Warhol
17
18
19
20 Salvador Dali
21 Jasper Johns
22
23 Haring
24
25 Kurtzman

Hazem said...

Hey one of my friends showed me this cool chart, and its really cool so i am going to link this in my blog.

http://hazem-b.blogspot.com/

Erik Bongers said...

Couldn't 12 be David Hockney ?
A person in a pool ?

Michael Lukyniuk said...

It gets a little easier the more guesses that came before you ... kinda like eBay! Great idea, I cant wait until Sunday.
1. Leonardo daVinci
2. Modigliani
3. Rembrant
4. Ruebens
5. Vincent Van Gough
6. Seurat
7. Edvard Munch
8. ?
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11. ?
12. Claude Monet
13. Grant Wood
14. Réne Magritte
15. Frida Kahlo
16. Andy Warhol
17. Piet Mondrian
18. Jackson Pollack
19. Howard Pyle
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. ?
23. Roy Lichtenstein
24. ?
25. Takashi Murakami

Auction said...

Ankhey currently has my vote for correct. Franz Hals is a smart answer, 12 could be Turner, 22 is most certainly Chuck Close, except that I'm almost certain the last two are NOT Banksy and Hirst, since I think I've seen this floating around art history classrooms before Banksy became big.

Do people get knocked out for having /bad/ guesses? *g*

Andrew Wales said...

My guesses are:

1 da Vinci
2 El Greco
3 Frans Hals
4 Rembrandt
5 Van Gogh
6 Seurat
7 Munch
8 Mondrian
9 Picasso
10 Klee
13 Grant Wood
14 Miro
15 Kahlo
20 Dali
24 Johns

David said...

1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. El Greco
3. Franz Hals
4. Rembrandt
5. Van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Hans Hofmann
9. Picasso
10. Piet Mondrian
11. Kasimir Malevich
12. Turner
13. Grant Wood
14. Paul Klee
15. Frida Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Matisse
19. LeRoy Neiman
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. Chuck Close
23. Walter Keane! (haha, hilarious)
24. Banksy
25. Takashi Murakami

Kristel said...

1. DaVinci
2. Holbein ?
3. Hals or Vermeer
4. Rembrandt
5. van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Hoffmann
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11. Albers
12. Monet
13. Wood
14. Miro
15. Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Frankenthaler
19. Kline
20. Dali
21. Johns
22. Vasarely or Close
23. Keane
24. Kinkade
25. Murakami

larin said...

1 Leonardo
2 El Greco
3 Rembrandt
4 Veazquez
5 Van Gogh
6 Seurat
7 Munch
8 Braque
9 Picasso
10 Mondrian
11 Klee
12 Magritte
13 Wood
14 Miro
15 Kahlo
16 Warhol
17 Rothko
18 Matisse
19 Pollock
20 Dali
21 Johns
22
23 Haring
24 Kinkade
25

What a fun little quiz! ;-)

larin said...

Wait, maybe 4 is Rubens, because the Spanish wore smaller collars because of the desire to conserve fabric... van Dyke could also be an option, but the collars seemed to not be so starched in many of his portraits...

Amy Stegner said...

1. da Vinci
2. Modigliani
3. Hals
4. Rembrandt
5. van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Braque
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11. Klee
12. Magritte
13. Wood
14. Miro
15. Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Pollock
19. Neiman
20. Dali
21. Johns
22. Close
23. Keane
24. Kinkade
25. Kelly Freas

very fun quiz!

Juan Diego Caballero said...

Hello, James:
I,m Juan Diego, a teacher of Art, in Spain. Can I use you game for my students in my blog ENSEÑ-ARTE?

http://aprendersociales.blogspot.com/

Have a night day.
JDC

Starhorse said...

Mmmmmm....challenge.

1. Leonardo Da Vinci
2. El Greco
3. Rembrandt Van Rijn
4. Peter Paul Reubens
5. Van Gogh
6. Georges Seurat
7. Edvard Munch
8. Pablo Picasso
9. Henri Matisse
10. Piet Mondrian
11. Kazimir Malevich
12. Henri Magritte (I'm really shaky on this one)
13. Grant Wood
14. Joan Miro (Julio Gonzalez was c sloes second)
15. Freida Kahlo
16. Andy Warhol
17. Mark Rothko
18. Jackson Pollock
19. Vassily Kandinsky
20. Salvador Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. Victor Vasarely
23. Harold Gray
24. Thomas Kinkaid
25. Will Elder...or possibly Norman Mingo, depending on if you attribute it to who done it first or who made it well known.

Dang that was fun! I forget how impossible it is to just 'look something up' in an art history book. I always get distracted for at least the better part of an hour.

Meredith D. said...

1. Da Vinci
2. Modigliani
3. Rembrandt
4. Rubens
5. Van Gogh
6. Monet
7. Munch
8. Malevich
9. Picasso
10. Mondrian
11. Albers
12. Magritte
13. Grant Wood
14. Miro
15. Kahlo
16. Warhol
17. Rothko
18. Pollock
19. Kline
20. Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. Chuck Close
23. Keith haring
24. Kinkade
25. Alfred E. Neuman

Still not sure about a lot of these, but I had to take a stab or I'd have stayed up all night!

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ms. froggie said...

yikes...here goes! (wish i wasn't sooo sleepy that frosh year of gen art history...)

1. leo...davinci. that hair...that face. that smile...
2.el greco????? (long face...um, a wild guess here.)
3. van dyk?
4. rembrandt
5.van gogh
6.seurat
7.munch (i can't do the umla...)
8. miro or klee?
9. chagall
10. mondrian
11. kandinsky? hmmm...
12. monet? is he a lilypad here? magritte? (i think? err...)
13. oh oh!!! that farm couple! ack!!! i can NEVER remember his name...gurrggg!!!! um, WOOOD!!!! GRANT WOOD! pssheeww!!
14. miro or klee?
15.FRIDA! (oh a BRILLIANT ONE!)
16. warhol (i think...wouldn't be more like a quad?)
17.
18.pollack?
19. schnabel (always kind of disturbed me, that one.)
21. betsy ross? jasper johns?
20. dali
22. atari?
23. ack...no idea.
24.money and fish, money and fish...what does that MEAN??? hmmm...matisse???
25. renoir?

Lekola said...

My list :

1. Leonardo
2. Modigliani
3. Rembrandt
4. Hals
5. Van Gogh
6. Seurat
7. Munch
8. Paul Klee
9. Pablo Picasso
10. Pietr Mondrian
11. Kazimir Malevitch
12. Claude Gelée a.k.a Le Lorrain
13. Grant Wood
14. Wassili Kandinsky
15. Frida Kahlo
16. Andy Warhol
17. Mark Rothko
18. Jackson Pollock
19.
20. Salvador Dali
21. Jasper Johns
22. Chuck Close
23. Keith Harings
24. Damian Hirst
25.

Thanks a lot for this very funny quizz !


Nicolas

Carol said...

1 DaVinci
2 Modigliani
3 Rembrandt
4 Frans Hals
5 Van Gogh
6 Seurat
7 Edvard Munch
8 Matisse
9 Picasso
10 Mondrian
11 Sean Scully (or possibly, Ellsworth Kelly?)
12 JMW Turner
13 Grant Wood
14 Miro
15 Frida Kalho
16 Warhol
17 Rothko
18 Kandinski
19 Pollack or Lucio Fontana?
20 Dali
21 Jasper Johns
22 Etch-a-sketch
23 Charles Schulz
24 Thomas Kinkaid
25 Matt Stone/Trey Parker? Or Mike Judge?

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Ttayan said...

Where can I find the correct answers?

James Gurney said...

Ttayan, Here are the answers:
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2007/11/answers-to-art-history-simplified.html