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Great Artists and Designers 1
Kandinsky was famed for his use of vibrant colours.

Great Artists and Designers 1

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS2 in Art and Design for children aged 7 to 11 in years 3 to 6. 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, craft makers or great designers 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.

How much do you know about the great artists, craft makers and designers of the past? Try this quiz and find out!

1.
Salvatore Ferragamo famously designed which item of clothing?
Hats
Gloves
Shoes
Skirts
His autobiography is called 'The Shoemaker of Dreams'!
2.
Mary Quant was a big design influence during which decade?
The 1990s
The 1940s
The 1980s
The 1960s
Quant is one of the designers who took the credit for hot pants and mini skirts
3.
Saul Bass was an American designer most noted for what?
Shoes and boots
Soft drinks cans
Large buildings in America
Film titles and posters
He also designed many famous logos for companies such as United Airlines
4.
Vivienne Westwood's fashion designs brought which style into the mainstream?
Ballroom dresses
Punk
Pastel tights
School uniform
Westwood's designs were often over the top and very impractical!
5.
One of the very first abstract artists was a Russian. What was his name?
Michaelangelo
Vincent Van Gogh
Claude Monet
Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky was a great artist famed for his use of vibrant colours
6.
Vera Wang is famous for her designs of very expensive what?
Trousers
Hats
Shoes
Wedding dresses
Famous clients include Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian
7.
Tom Ford is an American fashion designer who also does what?
Builds aircraft
Guards Buckingham Palace
Conducts wedding ceremonies
Directs films
He is most famous for improving the Gucci brand
8.
Which artist is famous for paintings such as Blue Nude 2 and Dance?
Claude Monet
Jackson Pollock
Edgar Degas
Henri Matisse
Matisse loved colour and many of his works are vibrant and full of colours!
9.
What kinds of painting was Georgia O'Keeffe most noted for?
Large, beautiful flowers
Small portraits of dogs
Close ups of eyes
Collages of feathers
O'Keeffe is sometimes called the 'Mother of American Modernism' for her style and influence
10.
Paul Cézanne was a French artist whose work bridged which two centuries?
13th and 14th
17th and 18th
16th and 17th
19th and 20th
His style was known as 'post-impressionism' as it came after this movement

 

Author:  Angela Smith

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