While questions about art are usually notorious for their discussion-evoking qualities and vague answers, you could still have a pretty rad trivia game on the topic. How, you ask? Well, easy – you just skip all the inquiries about the meaning of it and skip straight to solid facts, the same as you would with any trivia game. Want to check if our little theory is correct? Check out our art trivia questions which we’ve gathered in this list, then!
Although you might think that to conquer this art quiz, you might need a yearly pass to MoMa, rest assured that a nice chunk of these questions can easily be answered straight from your general knowledge. Think something along the lines of the name of the creator of the Mona Lisa. Simple, right? However, if you do have MoMa’s yearly pass, there are some harder questions for you, too. Think along the lines of art history trivia meets modern creators. So, really, we made sure that this art trivia game caters to the needs of everyone – from kids to connoisseurs, there are questions for anyone’s and everyone’s taste.
With the conclusion of our introduction nearing its end, this might just be the time to invite you to actually go and check out our trivia questions and answers. You know where to find them, right? Once you are there, rank the questions to your liking and invite your friends to play this challenging trivia game with you!
What is unusual about Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, “The Mona Lisa”?
Which of Picasso’s famous paintings was inspired by the bombings of civilians during the Spanish War?
Which TV show features Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elde in the opening credits?
What’s the name for the technique that involves loosely applying a thin layer of paint with a dry brush over an existing layer?
Complete the name of this famous painting by Rembrandt. ‘The Storm on the Sea of ______”.
The famous painting, “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, features a goddess floating in the ocean on what?
Which French art movement of the late 19th century is characterized by evoking emotion rather than realism?
Which famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci was used for target practice by Napoleon’s soldiers?
What do you call a combination of magazine cut-outs, pictures, cloth, and other objects?
What object most commonly appears in Picasso’s paintings?
The primary visual element in Impressionist paintings is what?
Which famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting can you see in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan?
What name was the extravagant period of art and architecture prevalent in Europe during most of the 17th century?
The American Gothic is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Who painted it?
The first “artists” of the world used which mediums to produce their work?
To try and prove that Michelangelo couldn’t paint, which artist that suggested to the Pope that he should paint the Sistine Chapel?
Which artist was struck in the face with a mallet by an envious rival, permanently disfiguring him?
Which Spanish painter is referred to as both the last of the old masters and the moderns?
Which Mexican artist was married to Diego Rivera and is famous for her self portraits?
Complete the name of this famous painting by Johannes Vermeer. ‘Girl with a _____ ______’.
How many canvases of Marilyn Monroe make up the Andy Warhol piece ‘Shot Marilyns’?
Which color is the dress of the wife on ‘The Arnolfini Portrait” by Jan Van Eyck?
Which famous American painter was initially rejected by the US Navy during World War I for being underweight?
The painting “The Surrender of Breda,” painted by Diego Velasquez, carries what theme?
Which American painter is famous for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest including ‘American Gothic’?
Complete the name of this famous painting by Claude Monet. ‘The ____ Field near Argenteuil”.
Complete the name of this famous painting by Pablo Picasso. ‘The ladies __ ______”.
In which museum can you find ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ by Georges Seurat?
What is the other name given to ‘Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1’ by James Whistler?
Which art technique consists of employing two or three tints of a single color?
In which museum can you find the ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch?
Which Italian artist is known for his sculptures in both marble and bronze such as David and Equestrian statue of Gattamelata?
Which one of the following Magritte paintings came first – The Son of Man or The Treachery of Images?
In ‘Emily in Paris’, Emily, Gabriel and Camille go to an immersive exhibit of which artist?