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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.

1.
Which artist famously threw coloured paint at his canvasses?
Pablo Picasso
Georges Seurat
Auguste Renoir
Jackson Pollock
This style was called action painting and was a very bright explosion of colour!
2.
What can Pieter Bruegel's paintings tell us?
How children played in the past
What he was thinking when he painted them
How long the painting took to complete
What colour he liked best
Bruegel painted street scenes which showed children playing together
3.
Joan Miró was an abstract artist who painted in what style?
Cartoon and child-like
Realistic and serious
Monochrome
Only in blue
He also was a sculptor and ceramicist
4.
Gustav Klimt sometimes painted using gold paint. His most famous painting from his 'Golden Phases' was called what?
The Peck
The Wave
The Smile
The Kiss
He also produced a similar painting called 'The Hug'!
5.
Which artist is known for his still life paintings – mostly of household objects arranged with various fruits?
Paul Cézanne
Michelangelo
Piet Mondrian
Turner
His paintings used dark colours and were very serious, until one day a friend persuaded him to paint outside
6.
Edgar Degas is particularly noted for painting what?
Livestock
Dancers
Bowls of fruit
Aircraft
He painted several famous paintings of ballet dancers
7.
Modigliani was a portrait painter. What did he do to the faces in his paintings?
Covered them with a veil
Gave them too many eyes
Refused to paint them
Made them very long
Modigliani's work was not well-received during his lifetime and only became popular after his death
8.
Henri Rousseau loved to paint scenes set where?
In the library
In the shoe shop
In the post office
In the jungle
He was an entirely self-taught artist
9.
What did the artist Wassily Kandinsky use to show emotion?
Shade
Colour
Lines
Photographs
His paintings are very interesting to look at and are often copied
10.
Georgia O'Keeffe is noted for painting what?
Trucks
Cats
Flowers
Shoes
Her paintings of giant flowers and New York skyscrapers are very famous
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize – Art and Design

Author:  Angela Smith

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