Quiz: Trivia Questions on the History of Painting

Quiz: Trivia Questions on the History of Painting
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The history of painting begins in ancient times, the first works of this art were created on the walls of caves. Since then it has come a long way, changing its expressive means, acquiring new genres and introducing us to the great masters.

The Quiz: Trivia Questions on the History of Painting we have prepared for you today consists of twelve interesting questions. Try to answer each of them correctly.

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1. In what cave was found the world's oldest (in 2023) image of a camel?

2. The first time modern civilization became acquainted with the objects of ancient painting is not so long ago. It happened when amateur archaeologist Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola accidentally stumbled upon the Altamira Cave. In what year did this happen?

3. Sumi-e is a ...

4. After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Pompeii and Herculaneum were rained with ashes. What did it do to the Roman wall paintings in these cities?

5. This great artist was born on April 15, 1452 in the village of Anchiano. Giorgio Vasari, in his famous collection of 178 biographies of Renaissance artists of Italy, told a story about him that is called "The Legend of the Medusa Shield."

6. This early Renaissance painter was world famous for paintings such as Spring, Venus and Mars, and The Birth of Venus.

7. What was the name of the Italian artist who is considered the first famous Renaissance painter?

8. Gnathia is a ...

9. "The Starry Night" is one of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings. Where was he when he painted it?

10. The first important exhibition of the Impressionists took place in the studio of the photographer Nadar. What year?

11. From whom did Pablo Picasso get his famous last name?

12. In what country did Impressionism originate?