Christmas Quiz

It comes around so quickly! Here are some more arty conundrums for you
to solve – either in the comfort of your own home, or to take along and share
with fellow art club members at your Christmas lunch.


We hope you enjoy answering the questions. We will publish the answers in
the January issue of Paint. If you can’t wait until then, they are at the bottom of the page for logged in

1 In which centuries were these artists born?

a) George Stubbs

b) Alberto Giacometti

c) Francisco Goya

e) Tintoretto

f) Titian

g) Paul Gauguin

h) Rembrandt

2 Which artists painted these portraits of their wives? (pictured below)

a) Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne

b) Portrait with apples

c) Presumed portrait of the Artist’s Wife

d) Portrait of the Artist, his Wife and Daughter

e) Camille on the Beach at Trouville

f) Woman in a Green Hat

3 What artistic terms are the following definitions describing?

a) Light and dark in a painting, often well defined, showing single light direction

b) A mixture of chalk whiting and glue, which makes an ideal surface for painting in oils or acrylics

c) A layer of colour is scratched into with a point to reveal another layer of colour underneath, or the background colour, creating linear patterns

d) Having cover power, not letting the prepared surface or other colours show through

e) Applying oil or acrylic colour in thin, transparent layers so the colour beneath shows through

f) The colours created by mixing any two primary colours

4 Unscramble these mixed up blues!

a) LOCATE BULB

b) UNUSABLE RIPS

c) CHAIRMAN ELF TURNER

d) UNREAL CUB EEL

e) OATH PUB HELL

e) QUITE SOUR

e) PANSY SOCCER

We hope you enjoy answering the questions. We will publish the answers in the January issue of Paint. If you’d like to have them early – for instance if you’re using the quiz at a Christmas party – email us at paint@saa.co.uk or

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1 In which centuries were these artists born?
a George Stubbs – 18th (1724-1806)
b Alberto Giacometti – 20th (1901-1966)
c Donatello – 14th (1386-1486)
d Francisco Goya – 18th (1746-1828)
e Tintoretto – 16th (1518-1594)
f Titian – 15th (1487-1576)
g Paul Gauguin – 19th (1848-1903)
h Rembrandt – 17th (1606-1669)

2 Which artists painted these portraits of their wives?
a Amedeo Modigliani
b August Macke
c Hans (the Younger) Holbein
d Thomas Gainsborough
e Claude Monet
f Paul Cezanne

3 What artistic term are the following describing?
a Chiaroscuro
b Gesso
c Sgraffito
d Opaque
e Glazing
f Secondary colours

4 Unscramble the following mixed up blues!
a Cobalt blue – LOCATE BULB
b Prussian Blue – UNUSABLE RIPS
c French ultramarine – CHAIRMAN ELF TURNER
d Cerulean blue – UNREAL CUB EEL
e Phthalo blue – OATH PUB HELL
f Turquoise – QUITE SOUR
g Process cyan – PANSY SOCCER

5 What’s the Point?
Can you name these brushes?
A Rigger
B Flat
C Filbert or cat’s tongue
D Swordliner
E Rake
F Fan

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