Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Thursday Quiz IL

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always to keep things in perspective:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will, unlike Pablo Picasso, be called an asshole.
This Week's Category is one of those pretty ones!

Painters and Paintings

Which painters actually painted the painting shown below them? And which ones didn't?

1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

2. Canaletto.

3. John Constable.

4. Salvador Dali.

5. Wassily Kandinsky.

6. Michelangelo.

7. Claude Monet.

8. Pablo Picasso.
9. Rembrandt .

10. Vincent Van Gogh.
11. Grant Wood.

12. Andrew Wyeth.

Submit your answers in the comments. Correctly identifying the red herrings wouldn't help your score, but it sure would be impressive.

(Other Thursday Quizes on Paintings and Painters include TQVIII & TQXXXVI. Rex and Rebel, respectively, took the Gold.)


MJ said...

Hi! First things first: your blog is very interesting. This is my first quiz, and i'm just going to guess :)
1. Is
2. Isn't
3. Is
4. Isn't (Kandinsky?)
5. Isn't (Picasso?)
6. Isn't (Da Vinci, i think)
7. Is
8. Is
9. Is
10. Is
11. Is
12. Is (as if i would know, hahaha)

gS49 said...

1 yes (tower of Babel?)
2 no (C was a better painter)
3 yes (classic Constable)
4 no
5 no (4 & 5 switched?)
6 no (some engineer did this)
7 no (Manet, not Monet)
8 yes
9 yes
10 yes (? early period?)
11 no (TH Benton, I think)
12 no (style all wrong)

boy, I may be SO off.


d said...

1y 2y 3y 4n (looks more like a miro) 5n (kandinsky was never a cubist as far as i remember) 6n (tricksy) 7n? 8y! 9y! 10n 11y 12n

DrSchnell said...

1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
4. No - that looks like Miro
5. No - more like Picasso
6. yes
7. no
8. yes
9. yes
10. yes
11. yes
12. no (more grant wood)

Elizabeth said...

1. Yah, sure, you betcha.
2. Uff da!
3. Yah, sure, you betcha.
4. Uff da!
5. Uff da!
6. Uff da!
7. Yah, sure, you betcha.
8. Yah, sure, you betcha.
9. Yah, sure, you betcha.
10. Uff da!
11. Yah, sure, you betcha.
12. Uff da!

The only art appreciation course I've taken was at St. Olaf. Du lukter som blomster og snop.

karmasartre said...

To save time, just assume my answers are the same as Mrs.5000. No wait, she hasn't chimed out yet. So...
1 / yep
2 / nope (actually a Paint-By-Numbers mainstay)
3 / yep
4 / nope (that's a Gandolfino)
5 / yep
6 / nope (an Imperioli)
7 / nope (Pantoliano)
8 / yep It's titled "Lady with penis growing out of her chin and reposing on her nose".
9 / yep
10 / nope (Schirripa the Younger)
11 / yep
12 / nope (It's a Buscemi)

mrs.5000 said...

1 yes
2 no. Don't know who, but doesn't look crisp enough for Canaletto.
3 yes
4 no. looks Kandinsky to me.
5 no. looks Picasso to me.
6 no. DaVinci.
7 no. Hans Holbein on opium. Or Dali, maybe.
8 yes
9 yes
10 no. pretty, a little too tame for Van Gogh, don't know who.
11 yes
12 no. I don't think so. Chagall, maybe? No flying people, but it's from their perspective. But then it looks so New Englandy. . .

Dan said...

1. did
2. did
3. did
4. didn't. Kandinsky
5. didn't. Picasso
6. didn't. Da Vinci
7. didn't. Renoir
8. did
9. did
10. didn't?
11. did
12. didn't?

Ben said...

1. I don't really know, but I have no reason to believe it is NOT Bruegel, so I'll say true.

2. Don't know this one either, but I'll say false to keep things even.

3. True--maybe.

4. False. Looks more like Miro.

5. False. Looks more like Picasso.

6. False. This is DaVinci.

7. False. Manet, not Monet.

8. True. I think.

9. True.

10. I'll say true. I wish I could see a larger image of it. I'm looking for the tell-tale thick brush strokes.

11. I'm not familiar with this name or this piece. I'll say false.

12. True. Wyeth not(eth)?

Phineas said...

1-3: just guessing
1. Yes.
2. No
3. Yes

4-12: not guessing (hopefully)
4. No
5. No
6. No

7. No
8. Yes
9. Yes - greatly enjoyed seeing the Rembrandts at the National Gallery last month. Not sure if this one was there or not. Seems like it was.

10. No
11. Yes
12. No

Cartophiliac said...

1. Sí
2. Sí
3. Sí
4. No
5. Sí
6. Sí
7. No
8. Sí
9. Sí
10. No
11. No
12. Sí

Apesadumbrado, no hablo español, y no entiendo arte. Esperaba algun Frida Kahlo.

DrSchnell said...

Got suckered on #6 by the "familiar, really famous, but irrelevant name" gambit.

Michael5000 said...

Let's do some answers!

1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder. YES.

2. Canaletto. NO. If it was a Canaletto, there would almost certainly be a canal. That's Corot's "View of Genoa."

3. John Constable. YES.

4. Salvador Dali. NO. That's a Kandisky

5. Wassily Kandinsky. NO. That's a Picasso.

6. Michelangelo. NO. Da Vinci.

7. Claude Monet. YES. This was a little tricksy, admittedly, because the foreground is not in his usual style.

8. Pablo Picasso. YES.

9. Rembrandt. YES.

10. Vincent Van Gogh. NO. That's a Pisarro.

11. Grant Wood. YES.

12. Andrew Wyeth. NO, it's another Grant Wood.

Michael5000 said...

With a perfect score, this week's winner is elizabeth! The TQIL Gold Star is her second; it's her fifth star overall.

Mrs.5000 claims the Silver, her seventh, with 11 correct answers.

Phineas sneaks in late to match Mrs.5000's score and ruin things for a number of people with 10 correct answers. It's Phin's fourth Blue Star.

Mrs.5000 is currently 2nd, and Phineas 4th, on the list of all-time Star winnings.

Michael5000 said...

@MJ: Welcome and thank you! It's good to have a delegation from Portugal here at the games!

@Elizabeth: You are a credit to Scandinavian education.

@Karma: Very droll as always.

@DrSchnell: If it's any consolation, I would have been suckered by that trick too.

Elizabeth said...

All that lutefisk really is good for the brains ...