Celebrity Challenge: Famous Artists
by Staff
Artists are the visual historians of society, transforming ideas and events into paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. Certain artists have wielded their craft so successfully that their work, in turn, has influenced history. Test your knowledge of some of these groundbreaking visionaries by taking the famous artists quiz.

What profession was Michelangelo supposed to pursue?

  • merchant
  • lawyer
  • carpenter

What condition did Vincent van Gogh suffer from that caused him to cut off one of his ear lobes?

  • Bell's palsy
  • bipolar disorder
  • epilepsy

Which artist's work embodies the spirit of Impressionism?

  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Claude Monet
  • Paul Gauguin

What artistic method accounts for why the eyes of the "Mona Lisa" seem to follow you?

  • linear perspective
  • pointillism
  • ocular illusion

The theft of which painting actually boosted its popularity?

  • "The Scream"
  • "Mona Lisa"
  • "The Starry Night"

Which artist is famous for his Impressionist dancers?

  • Edouard Manet
  • Edgar Degas
  • Paul Cézanne

Following his famous Blue Period, which predominant color did Pablo Picasso transition to?

  • sage
  • lavender
  • rose

What subset of Impressionism is characterized by using dots rather than strokes to comprise a painting or drawing?

  • pointillism
  • repoussoir
  • giornata

Impressionist artist Walter Sickert has been posthumously accused of being what famous serial killer?

  • the Zodiac Killer
  • Jack the Ripper
  • the Frankford Slasher

Who painted the iconic "American Gothic"?

  • John Brack
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Grant Wood