Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Monday Quiz III

Famous Paintings

1. Who painted this?

2. Where is this painting located?

3. Who created this piece?

4. What is the name of this triptych?

5. Can you give me either the painter or approximate title of either of these paintings?

OK, then. Answers in a comment, of course.

Note: The Thursday Quiz will not be held this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


Anonymous said...

1. Dali
2. Italy
3. Andy Warhol
4. I can't remember but it sure looks familiar. The Orgy? Utopia? Purgatory? Something like that?
5. Rembrandt painted the second one.

fingerstothebone said...

1. Dali
2. Sistine Chapel in Rome
3. Andy Warhol
4. Garden of Earthly Delights
5. I think the 2nd one is titled The Anatomy Lesson, recently sold for some large sum of money (like in the last 6 months or so). I think the painter's name starts with a G, maybe. That's the best I can do, I'm afraid.

fingerstothebone said...

Argh! I got 2 paintings mixed up in my head! Well, at least I got the title pretty close.

Chance said...

This may sound arrogant, but sometimes these quizzes are ridiculously easy. I mean, anyone who hasn't seen the persistence of Memory or who doesn't know about the sistine chapel is either still in elementary school or has lived in a cave all their lives. That said, I don't think I've ever seen the one above the Nicholaes Tulp. I'm gonna guess Grant wood did it? I have no idea. Arrogant AND ignorant, that's me.

d said...

1. dali
2. sistene chapel
3. warhol
4. oh shit. i know i've seen it before. um. paradise lost?
5. the top one kind of looks like a brueghel
the bottom one kind of looks like a rembrandt

Rhetorical Twist said...

1. Dali
2. The Sistine Chapel, in Rome, Italy
3. Andy Warhol!
4. Um. "The Garden of Eden"?
5. The second one is "The Anatomy Lesson" by Rembrandt.

Rex Parker said...




Garden of Earthly Delights

Bah -- I feel like it's Pollock's teacher ... damn, he's got three names maybe ... [I just cheated, so don't count this, but I was thinking of Thomas Hart Benton]

Anatomy lesson, prolly some dutch guy

Third place!?


G said...

1. Salvador Dali
2. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City (not Italy)
3. Andy Warhol
4. fkl;jfdjasdsh! Um, that's got to be Bosch, yes? Not Garden of Eden... Garden of Earthly Delights? Crap, I don't know.
5. Grant Wood, Stone City Iowa! (w00t! That American art class I took in 1999 finally paid off); 5b would be The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Niclaes Tulp by Rembrandt van Rijn, natch (ex-roommate Becky would kill me if I missed that one).

Anonymous said...

Ah, art. Damn. I only know what I like.
2. Rome (Aren't they all in Rome?)
3. Warhol.
4. Ummm...
5. Noah? Jonah?

Rebel said...

1. Salvador Dali, the persistence of memory.
2. the sistine chaple
3. Andy Warhol
4. The Garden of Earthly Delights (?) by Heronimous Bosch
5. Ooooh... tough. I think the one with the body is by Rembrant. The landscape, the rolling hills look reminiscent of some other paintings I've seen, but nothing springs to mind.

Bridget said...

1. Dali
2. Sistine Chapel
3. Andy Warhol
4. Bosch, not sure on title
5. The first one is definitely an American 20th century painter, and the Second one, Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt

Anonymous said...

1 Salvador Dali
2 Sistine Chapel
3 Andy Warhol
4 Garden of Earthly Delights
5 Grant Wood, Pleasant Valley
Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Isn't that last one the front of a cigar box or something?

Anonymous said...

Crap. Should've specified the Sistine Chapel. That's what I thought, but I was hesitant and didn't commit to a specific locality. But, Italy isn't wrong, now is it? Just saying. Not that I got #4 right anyway.

Also: re Chance's comment: "I mean, anyone who hasn't seen the persistence of Memory or who doesn't know about the sistine chapel is either still in elementary school or has lived in a cave all their lives."

That is a rather offensive, ethnocentric sentence. Just because you happen to be very familiar with the history of European art doesn't make you any smarter or better than those of us who either a) aren't, or b) once were, but no longer remember much from art history. Not everyone comes from an educational background that focuses on the history of Western culture. There are many, many things in life to learn and know and love--there doesn't seem to be much reason to value some of these things more than others. I'd appreciate not being told that I am still in elementary school, or that intimate knowledge of the Sistine Chapel is so inherently basic that I must be living in a cave if I can't immediately recognize its frescoes. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

1. Salvador Dali
2. The Sistine Chapel
3. Andy Warhol
4. Bosch, I think it's Heaven and Hell
5. Well, the second one is Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Somethingorother (approximate enough?)

Jessica said...

1. Dali
2. Sistine Chapel
3. Andy Warhol
4. Garden of Delights
5. Rembrandt is the artist for the second one?

blythe said...

oh, i totally know this. has time run out?

Karin said...

1. Salvador Dali
2. The Sistine Chapel
3. Andy Warhol
4. The Garden of Earthly Delights (you've shown us this one before, clever boy)
5. (the 1st one you've shown us, too, but I am not so clever as to remember who it is.) So the second one is Rembrandt.

I like Monday quizzes! Happy Thanksgiving!

mhwitt said...

Three gimmes and two dunnows.

1. Salvador Dali
2. At first I thought you mean "the garden of eden" but now I reckon you mean "the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel."
3. Andy Warhol
4. Love in a Time of Cholesterol
5. The Autopsy of Kierkegaard ; Back In Black

Michael5000 said...

All right! You lot are a pretty cultured bunch.

1. That is "The Persistance of Memory," and it is by Dali.

2. That would be a fresco from the roof of the Sistine Chapel.

3. Andy Warhol -- who I actually thought was starting to be forgotten a little bit, but apparently not -- did the famous Campbell's Soup silk screens.

4 -- That would be "The Garden of Earthly Delights," by Hieronymous Bosch.

5 -- The first one is Grant Wood's "Stone City Iowa," the second is Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," for which I think "The Anatomy Lesson" is perfectly adequate.

Michael5000 said...

So, what have we got? Exclamation points for fingers, Rex, g, rebel, Mrs5K, & Karin.

I'm going to be persnickity, and rule against Bridget and Jessica. I freely admit that they are being robbed.

Sandy made me laugh with the whole Noah/Jonah thing, which I appreciate. It's been a suck day.

Michael5000 said...

@Chance: Since there's no way to study for these suckers, the only definition of an easy quiz is one you happen to know the answers to. Sure, I don't always have a perfect read on the community's knowledge level for any given topic. But on the other hand, I'm not trying to blow y'all out of the water on Monday morning, either.

@MyDog: I think your point is well taken, and would add that having grown up in a spartan rural school district, I didn't know much about Western art or much else when I launched myself into the world. But, I think Chance* is just expressing a wish to bump up the level a notch. We'll see what happens. I'm full of surprises.

*Chance: sorry if I put words in your mouth, man.

Anonymous said...

It's terribly persnickety of me, but I feel it my professional duty to point out that Michelangelo was painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, not the roof, which was presumably reserved for tobacco ads.

Bridget said...

M5K: I am ok with being robbed.

fingerstothebone said...

Phew, you're going to give me the '!' after all, even though I said more than I should've. I got it confused with The Gross Clinic (that's where I got the 'G') by Thomas Eakins, which sold for big bucks about a year ago (well, yes, time flies). They do have some similarities. It all goes to show that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Chance said...

I stand by my comment. The last art history course I took was about 20 years ago back in ninth grade of high school, but a cultured person ought to be able to recognize the Sistine Chapel on first glance. Otherwise? Troglodyte. Sorry.

But it's michael's blog and he can quiz however the hell he feels like, obviously.