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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.

The Impressionists painted in an unusual but beautiful way. Which one of these was a famous Impressionist?
Clarissa Monty
Cleo Monday
Clara Mand
Claude Monet
His 'Water Lillies' series is a well-known set of impressionist paintings
Which 15th Century artist is famous for painting the Mona Lisa?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Di Caprio
Lenny Kravitz
Leo the Lion
He also painted 'The Last Supper' and designed many things too!
Who painted 'The Starry Night' and 'Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers'
Edgar Degas
Vincent van Gogh
August Rodin
Andy Warhol
Van Gogh's paintings are famous around the world but he wasn't really famous until after his death
Michelangelo was an artist and sculptor. What was one of his most famous pieces of work?
The side of the Great Wall of China
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
The inside of the library at Buckingham Palace
The Forth Bridge
His most famous sculpture is called 'David', who was a character from the Bible
Who painted 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'?
Francis Bacon
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali
Gustav Klimt
Picasso was a very famous modern artist
Matisse was a modern French artist who loved using unusual colour combinations. His group was called what?
The Wild Beasts
The Crazy Cats
The Unruly Animals
The Chaotic Creatures
The group was known as this because of their strange and unusual style
A modern Dutch artist painted using black lines and blocks of colours. What was his name?
Peter Morton
Percy Monday
Piet Mondrian
Perry Mundane
Mondrian was influenced by Cubism and other abstract art
A famous Impressionist produced a painting called 'Le Café'. What was his name?
Paul Alexander Reeves
Patrick Arnold Reddy
Peter Alfred Renwick
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Another of his most famous paintings is called 'Madame Charpentier and her Children'
Georges Seurat was a French painter who had a particular style. He painted with which of these techniques?
Giant, over-sized paintbrushes
Lots of tiny dots of colour
The colours blue and yellow only
A blindfold over his eyes
This style was called pointilism. From a distance, the dots can't be seen!
J.M. W. Turner was a landscape painter who painted in oils and watercolours. He often painted what?
Cows and sheep
Books and magazines
Ships and boats
Mountains and castles
He is often called 'the painter of light' because of the way he painted
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize – Art and Design

Author:  Angela Smith

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