Famous Artists 1
'Starry Night' is one of Vincent van Gogh's most famous paintings.

Famous Artists 1

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 is the first of two quizzes focusing on famous historical artists and their works.

Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques like shading or colour mixing, and partly about learning about the development of art over the centuries. One aspect of this is the most famous historical artists whose works have shaped the art world.

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  1. Who painted 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'?
    Picasso was a very famous modern artist
  2. Matisse was a modern French artist who loved using unusual colour combinations. His group was called what?
    The group was known as this because of their strange and unusual style
  3. Georges Seurat was a French painter who had a particular style. He painted with which of these techniques?
    This style was called pointilism. From a distance, the dots can't be seen!
  4. A modern Dutch artist painted using black lines and blocks of colours. What was his name?
    Mondrian was influenced by Cubism and other abstract art
  5. J.M. W. Turner was a landscape painter who painted in oils and watercolours. He often painted what?
    He is often called 'the painter of light' because of the way he painted
  6. A famous Impressionist produced a painting called 'Le Café'. What was his name?
    Another of his most famous paintings is called 'Madame Charpentier and her Children'
  7. Who painted 'The Starry Night' and 'Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers'
    Van Gogh's paintings are famous around the world but he wasn't really famous until after his death
  8. Michelangelo was an artist and sculptor. What was one of his most famous pieces of work?
    His most famous sculpture is called 'David', who was a character from the Bible
  9. Which 15th Century artist is famous for painting the Mona Lisa?
    He also painted 'The Last Supper' and designed many things too!
  10. The Impressionists painted in an unusual but beautiful way. Which one of these was a famous Impressionist?
    His 'Water Lillies' series is a well-known set of impressionist paintings

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