Art Movements
Art in the style of Ancient Greece or Rome is described as classicist.

Art Movements

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms. It focusses in particular on artistic movements, both historical and modern.

Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques like shading or colour mixing, and partly about learning about the historical development of art. There have been many artistic movements, from the ancient to the modern, and children will look at some of these to see how they have changed over time.

  1. An art movement known as cubism focussed heavily on what?
    Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso started the movement
  2. An art movement in the 1800s took its ideas from very strong emotions, such as fear, awe or horror. What was the movement called?
    This was also known as the Romantic Era or the Romantic Period
  3. Georges Seurat was part of a famous art movement who painted using thousands of tiny dots of colour. What was it called?
    When viewed from far away, the dots merge to form a picture!
  4. A movement between the 19th and 20th centuries was called 'Art Nouveau'. What does this mean?
    As printing techniques got better more people could access art in magazines, making it very popular
  5. In the 1920s, a group of artists painted strange scenes including melting clocks and elephants on stilts. They were called what?
    Salvador Dali was a famous surrealist
  6. Monet was part of a famous art movement in 19th century France called what?
    The impressionists painted an 'impression' of what they saw using the light and movement
  7. Contemporary art usually refers to art produced since when?
    Contemporary art also includes art produced in our time
  8. Classicism is a term used to mean mainly art from where?
    Classicism still has a great deal of influence on art today and is often studied at art colleges
  9. The Arts and Crafts movement focussed on beautiful handmade art instead of what?
    The movement is famous for beautiful paintings, fabric designs and pottery
  10. Art which is simplified by reducing the number of colours, lines, textures, and shapes is known as what?
    The minimalists tried to communicate ideas with only a few marks on the canvas

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