Famous Artists 2
Pieter Bruegel painted children playing together in some of his paintings.

Famous Artists 2

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 second 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 some of the great historical artists whose works have shaped the art world.

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  1. Henri Rousseau loved to paint scenes set where?
    He was an entirely self-taught artist
  2. Modigliani was a portrait painter. What did he do to the faces in his paintings?
    Modigliani's work was not well-received during his lifetime and only became popular after his death
  3. Joan Miró was an abstract artist who painted in what style?
    He also was a sculptor and ceramicist
  4. Edgar Degas is particularly noted for painting what?
    He painted several famous paintings of ballet dancers
  5. What did the artist Wassily Kandinsky use to show emotion?
    His paintings are very interesting to look at and are often copied
  6. What can Pieter Bruegel's paintings tell us?
    Bruegel painted street scenes which showed children playing together
  7. Which artist is known for his still life paintings – mostly of household objects arranged with various fruits?
    His paintings used dark colours and were very serious, until one day a friend persuaded him to paint outside
  8. Georgia O'Keeffe is noted for painting what?
    Her paintings of giant flowers and New York skyscrapers are very famous
  9. Which artist famously threw coloured paint at his canvasses?
    This style was called action painting and was a very bright explosion of colour!
  10. Gustav Klimt sometimes painted using gold paint. His most famous painting from his 'Golden Phases' was called what?
    He also produced a similar apinting called 'The Hug'!

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