Vincent van Gogh trivia quiz

Vincent van Gogh trivia quiz
Vincent van Gogh trivia quiz

It’s time for Vincent van Gogh trivia quiz. How much do you know about the life of the famous painter? Let’s find out. 

Today Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the great masters of painting worldwide. However, during his life he only managed to sell one of his paintings. It was thanks to his sister-in-law, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, that after his death his works obtained the recognition they deserved.  

Trivia Quiz: Life and work of Vincent van Gogh

To begin the test of Vincent van Gogh’s life and work, click on the button at the end of the article

Van Gogh’s paintings have been sold in record amounts due to their genius. Keep going down to see some of the most famous ones.

Vincent van Gogh’s trivia quiz. Most famous works

  1. The starry night

There is no doubt that The Starry Night has established itself as one of the most famous and representative paintings of van Gogh’s style.

The work painted from the room of the mental sanatorium of Saint-Rémy, where he spent his last years, is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art of New York and is admired by its forms and colors.

Also, the canvas is smaller than thousands of visitors expect, since its measures are only 73 x 92 centimeters.

  1. The sunflowers

It is said that van Gogh’s taste for sunflowers bordered on an obsession. In fact, he painted several works in series: there are three that have 14 sunflowers, two that have 12, one that has 5 and one that has 3.

They are exhibited in different museums around the globe, for example, of the 12 sunflower paintings, one is in the Neue Pinakothek museum in Munich, Germany and the other in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA.

  1. The bedroom in Arles

During his residence in Arles, France, van Gogh decided to portray the place where he lived and over time, this work has become one of the artist’s most characteristic. It is also said to be one of his favorites, because of the vibrant colors and perspective of the painting.

  1. Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Van Gogh’s artistic career was short, but prolific. Among his paintings, the portrait of the letter carrier Joseph Roulin, made in 1889 and only measuring 65 x 54 centimeters, stands out. It is currently exhibited in the main museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, called Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

  1. Vincent van Gogh with bandaged ear

It is believed that van Gogh could not stand photographs, since there are only two of them and none are during his adulthood. Despite this, the painter made 27 self-portraits during his lifetime.

The Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear was painted in 1889 and is a sample of the artist’s genius. To see this work of 60 x 49 centimeters, you must travel to London and visit Courtauld Institute Galleries.

What are Vincent van Gogh’s most expensive works?

To date, van Gogh’s most expensive work has been Dr. Paul Gachet, sold for a total of $82.4 million in 1990. This list is followed by one of his latest self-portraits, sold for $71.5 million. And finally, The Alley of the Alyscamps, sold for $63 million to an Asian investor in 2015.

We’ve arrived at what everyone was waiting for: the test on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. Do you accept the challenge?

  • Question of

    To which art movement does Vincent van Gogh’s work belong?

    • Post-impressionism.
    • Constructivism.
  • Question of

    Vincent van Gogh was a native of:

    • France
    • Netherlands
  • Question of

    Where is the famous museum that collects the works of this artist?

    • In Amsterdam.
    • In Paris.
    • In St. Petersburg.
  • Question of

    Which of the following paintings was one of those sold during the artist’s lifetime?

    • The Starry Night.
    • The Red Vineyard.
    • Landscape at sunset.
  • Question of

    Van Gogh died of:

    • Old age.
    • Poisoning.
    • Injuries caused by a firearm.
  • Question of

    His brother Theo’s job was:

    • Art dealer.
    • Sculptor.
    • Writer.
  • Question of

    There was a central figure in his life: his younger brother. What was his name?

    • Cor
    • Theo
    • Lion
  • Question of

    At what age did Vincent van Gogh die?

    • 42 years old.
    • 37 years old.
    • 24 years old.
  • Question of

    Vincent was given the same name that had been given to a stillborn brother exactly one year earlier.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    What was his family like financially?

    • Poor
    • Rich
    • Middle class
  • Question of

    Van Gogh was deeply atheistic, hated religion with all his heart.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    How many paintings did the artist approximately paint?

    • 700
    • 500
    • 900
  • Question of

    Which of these paintings was not created by Vincent van Gogh?

    • Lilies.
    • The potato eaters.
    • The ladies of Avignon.
  • Question of

    What part of the body did Van Gogh have mutilated?

    • A leg.
    • An ear.
    • A finger.
  • Question of

    What color was Vincent’s house in Arles?

    • Green
    • Yellow
    • Blue
  • Question of

    Under what name did Vincent insist on signing and cataloguing his work?

    • Van Gogh.
    • Vincent.
    • Gogh.
  • Question of

    Where did Vincent stay while he was in Auvers?

    • At an inn.
    • In a hospital.
    • At his brother’s house.
  • Question of

    Where is Theo van Gogh buried today?

    • Next to Vincent, in Auvers.
    • In his home country.
    • Next to his wife, in Paris.
  • Question of

    In which country does the famous artist die?

    • France
    • Italy
    • Norway
  • Question of

    How many letters are preserved from the painter?

    • 1250
    • 800
    • 450

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