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  1. How many colors are used in a monochrome painting?
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  2. What color is most associated with the painter Titian?
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  3. What 20th century American sculpter popularized the mobile?
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  4. What famous statue by Evard Ericksen is located in Copenhagen harbor?
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  5. What part of a woman's body would ancient Chinese artists never paint?
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  6. What is MOMA?
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  7. What is the name for a dull surface finish in painting and photography?
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  8. Is violet a cool or a warm color?
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  9. In what city did Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear?
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  10. What modern artist created a stir with his portraits of soup cans?
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  11. Who are the two most famous women in the Louve?
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  12. Where is the Guggenheim Museum?
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  13. What Asian country contains the 'Reclining Buddha'?
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  14. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chappel?
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  15. What is the green layer of oxides that forms on copper and bronze called?
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  16. What French impressionist painter is famed for his pictures of ballet dancers?
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  17. What was Vincent Van Gogh's last painting?
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  18. Who is famous for his paintings on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post?
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  19. How many people are ther in Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper ?
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  20. Where is Michelangelo's Pieta kept?
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  21. This american pop artist's works generally look like panels from a comic strip.
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  22. Who carved the tombs of the Medici family in Florence, Italy?
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  23. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
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  24. What Dutch master painted 64 self portraits?
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  25. What is missing from the Venus de Milo statue?
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  26. This famous Picasso composition was created for Spain's exhibit at the 1937 Paris World's Fair as a protest against the fascists.
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  27. His 1974 painting Woolworth's is a good example of his Photo-Realist paintings which feature an obsessive attention to detail.
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  28. His environmental compositions include Surrounded Islands, where aprons of pink polypropylene fabric were stretched around islands in Florida's Biscayne Bay.
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  29. His artistic works of architecture include the Guggenheim Museum, the Falling Water house, and the Robie House.
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  30. His amazingly realistic sculptures of everyday people include 1973's Janitor, along with assorted shoppers, tourists, and bums.
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  31. This former advertising illustrator borrowed elements from popular culture to create works of art, including his 1962 silkscreens of Marilyn Monroe.
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  32. The 1931 painting Persistence of Memory is a well known example of this painter's style, which places distorted versions of familiar objects in unreal settings.
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  33. Critics deriding his 1910 painting Girl With Mandolin, coined the term Cubism.
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  34. This American architect's 10 story Wainwright Building, completed in 1891, is considered to be the first Skyscraper.
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  35. Many of this American Abstract Expressionist's large paintings, including 1950's Lavender Mist , were created by laying the canvas on the floor and letting paint fall in spots, swirls, and lines from his brush.
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  36. This Norwegian artist is known for his images of lonliness and dispair, including his 1893 painting, The Scream.
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  37. A former stockbroker who became an artist at age 35, he abandoned his family and moved to Tahiti and became known for his paintings of native life using large areas of vivid colors.
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  38. In 1888, While painting Night Cafe with its vivid hues or red, green, and yellow, he wrote "I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
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  39. This son of an affluent French banker is considered the most important of the Post-Impressionist painters.
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  40. His 1886 painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte is an excellent example of the pointillist style of painting.
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  41. For what monumental 1886 work is French sculptor Frederic-August Bartholdi best known?
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  42. Born in Philadelphia, she moved to Paris in 1866 and became on Impressionist painter. Edgar Degas, under whom she studied, said of her work, "I will not admit that a woman can draw so well".
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  43. His painting Impression:Sunrise, first exhibited in 1874, was derided by French art critic Louis Leroy, who coined the term "Impressionist" from it.
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  44. This impressionist's paintings were primarily portraits of wealthy clients, or of his close circle of friends, like his 1881 Luncheon of the Boating Party.
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  45. This impressionist painter was known for painting outdoors regardless of the weather. Many of his paintings were from his garden at Argenteuil, including the famous painting Water Lilies.
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  46. He is well known for his paintings of Paris cafe society, including his 1882 painting, Bar at the Folies-Bergere.
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  47. This sculpture, completed in 1500, was the only one that Michelangelo signed, to leave no doubt about who created it.
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  48. While Michelangelo was busy painting the Vatican's Sisting Chapel, this artist was painting the papel apartments with scenes like his 1511 School of Athens.
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  49. What was Michelangelo's last name?
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  50. His second most famous painting, The Last Supper, completed in 1498, used an experimental fresco technique.
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  51. This Italian Renaissance artist's Birth of Venus, painted for the Medici family, is sometimes irreverently refered to as 'Venus on the Half Shell.'
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  52. This German Renaissance artist is was an avid painter and draftsman, but is best remembered for his mastry of woodcuts and engravings.
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  53. His 1814 painting The Second of May and The Third of May depict Spanish resistance to Napoleon's occupation and French reprisals.
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  54. This 19th century painter, considered the leader of the French Romatic movement, his images of passion and violence in faraway, exotic places were greatly enhanced after a six month stay in Morocco.
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  55. This 19th century French artist is known for his drawings, charicatures of French officials and ordinary people.
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