159 Art Trivia Questions For The Lovers Of The Finer Things
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!
Which famous street artist is from Bristol?
How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen?
Which town in Italy was Leonardo Da Vinci born?
Which technique did Vincent Van Gogh use to paint “Sunflowers”?
Who painted ‘The Starry Night’?
Which famous museum of modern and contemporary art can you find in Bilbao?
Which artist is known for abstract color field paintings?
The artist Kandinsky is considered the first for this type of art?
Which of Picasso’s famous paintings was inspired by the bombings of civilians during the Spanish War?
Which Renaissance artist is the most famous procrastinator of all time?
What is unusual about Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, "The Mona Lisa"?
What type of art is art deco – painting, sculpture or architecture?
Which art movement came first – Impressionism or Cubism?
Which artist is famous for Pop Art?
Which art technique creates an optical illusion?
What movement did Henri Matisse lead?
What’s allover painting?
Which artist died poor but became incredibly rich after his death?
Where was Pablo Picasso born?
Which country is Claude Monet from?
Which female artist is known as “Mother of American modernism”?
What’s space in art?
What’s the name for the technique that involves loosely applying a thin layer of paint with a dry brush over an existing layer?
Who painted "The Scream"?
Andy Warhol was shot three times in the chest. Who shot him?
Which flying object can you see on 'Whaam!' by Roy Lichtenstein?
Complete the name of this famous painting by Rembrandt. ‘The Storm on the Sea of ______”.
Which TV show features Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elde in the opening credits?
Which Johannes Vermeer’s painting is also used by a brand of yoghurt in France?
Who painted "Nighthawks"?
Which country is Gustav Klimt from?
Who designed The Lotus Temple?
What is Pablo Picasso’s style of artwork known as?
Where did Vincent Van Gogh paint the famous “Starry Night”?
Salvador Dalí is associated with which art movement?
Which French artist is most famous for his obsession with ballerinas?
The famous painting, “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, features a goddess floating in the ocean on what?
Which surrealist artist is known for painting melting clocks?
Which brand are the Soup Cans on the famous Andy Warhol painting?
In which city can you find the Rijksmuseum?
Which Italian architect and sculptor was famous for creating the Baroque style?
In which city and country is The Louvre art museum located?
Who painted the “Mona Lisa”?
Which French art movement of the late 19th century is characterized by evoking emotion rather than realism?
Which abstract expressionist was known for using the “drip technique”?
Which famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci was used for target practice by Napoleon’s soldiers?
What is a primary color?
What are the three primary colors?
What do you call a combination of magazine cut-outs, pictures, cloth, and other objects?
Which famous painter cut off a part of his ear?
What is the true art term for color?
Black and white are not colors, but…?
La Giaconda is better known as what?
Which is the only piece of artwork that Michelangelo had ever signed?
What object most commonly appears in Picasso’s paintings?
The primary visual element in Impressionist paintings is what?
In which country can you find the Terracota warriors?
In which city can you find David by Michelangelo?
True or False – Vincent van Gogh spent one year in the mental hospital.
In which museum can you find the painting ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso?
Which famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting can you see in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan?
In which museum can you find the ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli?
In which city can you find The Thinker by Auguste Rodin?
During which century did Vincent Van Gogh live?
Which Italian artist painted ‘The School of Athens’ and ‘Sistine Madonna’?
Which artist was known as a polymath?
What disfigured Michelangelo?
What’s another name for wet-on-wet painting?
Who painted "Whistler’s Mother"?
What is Gustav Klimt’s most famous painting?
When did Leonardo da Vinci draw "Vitruvian Man"?
How long did the Cubism period last?
What name was the extravagant period of art and architecture prevalent in Europe during most of the 17th century?
Which famous painter was also a sculptor, an architect, and an engineer?
Which other painter is often associated with Francoise Gilot?
The American Gothic is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Who painted it?
Claude Monet is most known for his paintings of what?
The first “artists” of the world used which mediums to produce their work?
Which period has a French name that translates to “rebirth” in English?
Who designed the Guggenheim Museum?
Which artist was most famous for their close-up perspective paintings of flowers?
Vincent Van Gogh had an older brother who died at birth. What was his name?
Which famous abstract artist was blamed for stealing the “Mona Lisa”?
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?
In which country is the famous Sphinx statue located?
What do you call a point with no end?
The Art Deco movement focuses specifically on which element of art?
How old is the first known human work of art?
Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
In which city can you find the British Museum?
Which famous female pharaoh bust was sculpted by Thutmose?
Which Mexican artist was married to Diego Rivera and is famous for her self portraits?
In which city can you find the Manneken Pis?
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’?