50 Art Quiz Questions and Answers

Lovers of art see beauty everywhere they go, even if they don’t necessarily possess the tools to create such masterpieces themselves!

And what’s more, observing art is scientifically proven to be good for you, with several studies showing that simply viewing art can increase our moods and reduce stress levels.

It’s no wonder then that hundreds of millions of art lovers around the world flock to galleries each year, to catch glimpses of their favourite pieces.

With this passion in mind, we couldn’t resist creating the following art quiz questions and answers; 50 art quiz questions surrounding a plethora of artists across various mediums and time periods.

So, will it be more Van Gogh or Van ‘oh no!’? Answer our art quiz questions and find out!

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Art Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. Which artist painted ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’, ‘The Potato Eaters’ and ‘Irises’?
  2. What is the real title of Salvador Dali’s “melting clocks” painting?
  3. In which city is The Louvre located?
  4. What is the correct historical order of the following art styles; Romanticism, Photorealism, Expressionism?
  5. John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s infamous Rolling Stone cover was photographed by which artist?
  6. What is the name of Grant Wood’s famous 1930 painting which features a farmer and his daughter looking solemn?
  7. Who painted ‘The Last Supper’?
  8. Art Deco is associated with which two decades?
  9. What type of photographic artwork does Cindy Sherman mainly create?
  10. Which comic book artist created the neo-noir comic book series ‘Sin City’?
  11. In what type of setting did Ansel Adams photograph?
  12. Which of Gustav Klimt’s paintings was perceived by early 1900s society as controversial upon its release?
  13. What style of painter is Frida Kahlo most often classified as by art historians, though she herself denied being one?
  14. Which artist stopped naming his paintings?
  15. What is the name of Edvard Munch’s famous 1893 painting which features a screaming figure?
  16. Which UK sculpture park is the oldest in Britain, and features permanent installations by local sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore?
  17. What print technique was used to create Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’?
  18. Whose ‘Seated Ballerina’ was unveiled in New York’s Rockefeller Center in 2017?
  19. Which visual artist nicknamed his photograms “rayographs” as a play on his name?
  20. Which art trend became incredibly popular in 2023, although originally first appeared in the 1960s?
  21. What is the full name of New York’s ‘Met’ museum?
  22. Who became known as the “King” of American realism?
  23. Which painting is older; ‘Mona Lisa’ or ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’?
  24. James McNeill Whistler’s famous grey and black painting of a lady in a chair is best known under the name ‘Whistler’s Mother’. What is the painting’s actual name?
  25. Which English arts movement can the roots of Art Nouveau be traced back to?
  26. Which of the following is NOT a painting by Salvador Dali; ‘The Temptation of St. Anthony’, ‘The Hallucinogenic Toreador’ or ‘The Sleeping Gypsy’?
  27. Can you name one of the two artists who invented Cubism?
  28. Elizabeth Fritsch, Magdalene Odundo and Gordon Baldwin are all what type of artist?
  29. Which comic book artist and illustrator worked on her cousin Mariko’s graphic novels ‘Skim’ and ‘This One Summer’?
  30. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint” is a famous quote by which artist?
  31. In what year did Van Gogh paint ‘The Starry Night’? (Correct answer to the nearest 5)
  32. Which British street artist created the dystopian art project Dismaland?
  33. What is the title of Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastical painting that depicts a divine garden containing Adam and Eve, heaven and hell?
  34. In what city would you find the Tate Modern?
  35. Jean-Antoine Watteau, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard are all artists associated with which art movement?
  36. Which Japanese contemporary artist is heavily associated with polka dots, and uses them throughout her art across various mediums?
  37. A liquid version of what substance was used instead of paint by the ancient Greeks when decorating pottery?
  38. Which country did futurism originate from?
  39. Who painted the Sistine chapel ceiling?
  40. ‘Les Voyageurs’, ‘The Thinker’ and ‘The Man at Work’ are all artworks under which art form?
  41. In Andy Warhol’s 1983 ‘Endangered Species’ portfolio of silk-screened prints, what type of tiger was included in the set?
  42. Which is the largest art museum in the UK?
  43. Some argue that Impressionism ended after the death of which artist in 1883?
  44. In what decade did the Pop Art art movement emerge?
  45. What type of balloon animal is Jeff Koons commonly associated with?
  46. Who painted more self-portraits, at an estimated 100; Van Gogh, or Rembrandt?
  47. Which radical art movement took place throughout urban Italy in the 1970s?
  48. Oscar-Claude Monet is seen as having paved the way for which art style, which emerged not long after his own Impressionist style?
  49. The birth of which ancient Roman Goddess is depicted in Sandro Botticelli’s 1486 painting?
  50. What was Renoir’s first name?

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  1. Vincent van Gogh
  2. The Persistence of Memory
  3. Paris
  4. Romanticism, Expressionism, Photorealism
  5. Annie Leibovitz
  6. American Gothic
  7. Leonardo da Vinci
  8. 1920s and 1930s
  9. Self-portraits
  10. Frank Miller
  11. Wilderness
  12. The Kiss
  13. Surrealist
  14. Jackson Pollock
  15. The Scream
  16. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  17. Woodblock print
  18. Jeff Koons
  19. Man Ray
  20. AI art
  21. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  22. Edward Hopper
  23. Mona Lisa (painted in 1503, 162 years before Girl with a Pearl Earring!)
  24. Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1
  25. The Arts and Craft Movement
  26. The Sleeping Gypsy
  27. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque
  28. Potters
  29. Jillian Tamaki
  30. Edward Hopper
  31. 1889
  32. Banksy
  33. The Garden of Earthly Delights
  34. London
  35. Rococo
  36. Yayoi Kusama
  37. Clay
  38. Italy
  39. Michelangelo
  40. Sculpture
  41. Siberian tiger
  42. The British Museum
  43. Edouard Manet
  44. 1950s
  45. Dog
  46. Rembrandt
  47. Arte Povera
  48. Modernism
  49. Venus
  50. Pierre-Auguste

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