You could be an art connoisseur if you score high in this test (if not, you’ll learn brand new stuff)

You could be an art connoisseur
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You could be an art connoisseur if you score high in this test (if not, you’ll learn brand new stuff). By the way, frequent travellers not necessarily succeed in this quiz. Take the plunge, test your skills!

You could be an art connoisseur if you score high in this test (if not, you’ll learn brand new stuff)


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  • Question /

    What artist executed the painting “Las meninas” (1656) in the Spanish Golden Age, now exposed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid?

    • Francisco Zurbarán
    • Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
    • Francisco Ribalta
    • Diego Velázquez
  • Question /

    Here goes an easy one… Which museum draws more visitors in all Europe?

    • British Museum, London
    • Vatican Museum, Vatican City
    • Louvre Museum, Paris
    • Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Question /

    The famous work of Marcel Duchamp titled “Fountain” (1917), depicting a standard urinal, pertained to one of these art movements. Which one?

    • Dadaism
    • Pop Art
    • Abstract Expressionism
    • Post Modernism
  • Question /

    Which of these world famous churches is still incomplete?

    • Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
    • La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (Spain)
    • Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London
    • Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  • Question /

    Which of these artists did not belong to the Mexican Muralism Movement?

    • David Alfaro Siqueiros
    • José Clemente Orozco
    • Frida Kahlo
    • Diego Rivera
  • Question /

    What about this one? The Nefertiti Bust, one of the most captivating works of Egyptian art from the ancient period, is exhibited in what museum?

    • Neues Museum, Berlin
    • Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo
    • Louvre Museum, Paris
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Question /

    What post-Impressionist painter was born in the Netherlands, lived in France and became famous for his sunflower paintings among other subjects?

    • Paul Gauguin
    • Edvard Munch
    • Vincent Van Gogh
    • Arnold Böcklin
  • Question /

    This one is for museum geeks… The famous painting by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, “Madonna Benois”, is part of what museum collection?

    • Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
    • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
    • Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden
    • Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Question /

    What is de definition of “Op Art”?

    • A type of art that includes imagery from popular and mass culture
    • A style of art where artists are not educated in the academy
    • A type of art that recurs to audio, visual and literary manifestations
    • A style of visual art that uses optical illusions
  • Question /

    The “Artemision Bronze”, an ancient Greek sculpture said to portray either Zeus or Poseidon god, can be seen on display in which museum:

    • National Archaeological Museum, Athens
    • British Museum, London
    • Metropolitan Museum, New York City
    • Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Question /

    The famous “Dresden Codex”, one of the most precious antique books of the Saxon State and University Library, is actually

    • A fragment of Philodemus’ manuscript found in Herculanum
    • A French illuminated manuscript from the late Middle Ages
    • A series of rare machine drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
    • A book of the Mayas that survived the Spanish Inquisition
  • Question /

    Where is located the largest collection in the world of precious objects made entirely of gold?

    • The Green Vault, Dresden
    • The Gold Museum, Bogotá
    • The Armoury Chamber in Kremlin Museums, Moscow
    • Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City
  • Question /

    Aztec emperor Moctezuma’s headdress is a unique precious object that survived Spanish Conquest. Where is exhibited today?

    • Museum of the World, Vienna
    • National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City
    • Smithsonian Institution Museums, Washington D.C.
    • Museum of the Americas, Madrid
  • Question /

    Now test your vocabulary… The collection of rare, antique coins in museums is referred to as

    • Goldsmithing
    • Philately
    • Numismatics
    • Joinery
  • Question /

    Which famous painting graced Napoleon’s bedroom in Tuileries palace for a brief period?

    • Johannes Vermeer’s “The Lacemaker”
    • Francisco de Goya’s “The Naked Maja”
    • Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”
    • Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

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