Picture-Matching Quiz: How well do you know European paintings?

© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin

The following matching quiz tests your knowledge of Western art. Simply match the letter of artist’s name on the left with the number of the painting on the right. You can click the picture to enlarge it.

Only one artist goes with one painting. But just to make it more challenging, one of the artist’s on the right has no matching artwork. This quiz is meant to test your knowledge, so no unfair peeking at Google search results or art books. Check out the answers after the quiz and post your score in the Poll and Comments.

Please put any suggestions for improvement in Comments as well.

1. Lady with an Ermine

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

2. The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

3. The Laughing Cavalier

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

4. David and Jonathan

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

5. The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

6. Bathers at Rest

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

7. Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

8. Wheatstacks (End of Summer)

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

9. Rose Garden

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

10. Two Characters

Choose:

A. Claude Monet
B. Frans Hals
C. Leonardo da Vinci
D. Mary Cassatt
E. Michelangelo
F. Modigliani
G. Pablo Picasso
H. Paul Cezanne
I. Paul Klee
J. Rembrandt
K. Velazquéz

Quick Answers

The following are the quick answers, which you can quickly compare to your own. If you'd rather see a gallery of correct answers, look after the poll.

By Artist: 1-C, 2-E, 3-B, 4-J, 5-K, 6-H, 7-D, 8-A, 9-I, 10-G, F-none

By Work: 8-A, 3-B, 1-C, 7-D, 2-E, F-none, 10-G, 6-H, 9-I, 4-J, 5-K

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Answer Gallery

The following lists the answers with the picture.

1. Lady with an Ermine (1483-90) - C. Leonardo da Vinci

2. The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist (1503-05) - E. Michelangelo

3. The Laughing Cavalier (1624) - B. Frans Hals

4. David and Jonathan (1642) - J. Rembrandt

5. The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra (1645) - K. Velazqúez

6. Bathers at Rest (1875-76) - H. Paul Cezanne

7. Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child (1880) - D. Mary Cassatt

8. Wheatstacks (End of Summer) (1890-91) - A. Claude Monet

9. Rose Garden (1920) - I. Paul Klee

10. Two Characters (1934) - G. Pablo Picasso

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Comments 16 comments

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BrightMeadow 4 years ago from a room of one's own

This was fun. A hub as a game. I got four right. I knew the Mary Casset painting and could guess Picasso, Monet and Da Vinci all by style. This was a good idea for a hub. If you decide to lengthen your hub, you might put a little bit about each painting or artist, but I think it is fine as is.


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brielise 4 years ago

I almost minored in art history so I'm pretty upset that I got two wrong! But I knew from just browsing which one wasn't included. Great hub! Makes me want to get more into art again. It's also nice that it's interactive and not just reading.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I definitely got the Da Vinci, and funnily enough I remembered seeing Rembrandts paintings on tv recently, and the art historian saying you can always recognise Rembrandts because they come across as darker than the others, so I do take in some info sometimes! lol! great fun! thanks! rated up and shared, nell


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I love this fun hub.i did pretty well but the cezanne really stumped me since his still life's are so iconic. Cheers


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Aurelio,

Thanks for posting your art quiz. It was fun!

I have a four-year degree in Fine Arts and am certified to teach all art subjects in Kindergarten through the 12th grade...For me, the quiz was fairly easy..100%!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Great Hub and idea! I love art and have studied all but two of your artists, but I still missed a few. But, I got the majority correct - wheeew! Thanks for a fun and interactive hub!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I only got 5 correct but should definitely have recognized a few of the others. Fun quiz! Up, interesting, useful and will share so that more people can test their art history memory.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

I was an art history major-- so I got'em. Whew, glad I don't have to give my diploma back.


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

I only got 3 right..... What a great idea. Fun and interesting. Voted up.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Congrats Rochelle.


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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

alocsin, i don't know how you do it, but all your hubs rock. I may not always leave comments but i always vote them up and across. Happy you are in hubpages.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Colorful and educational hub! Way to go alocsin. I will pass on saying my score. I'm walking away with my head down. Thank you for teaching me something new!:)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

What a fabulous quiz, alocsin. I managed to get 8 so I'm pretty chuffed at myself. This is a great way to familiarize with classical art. voted up and across!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

What a creative hub idea and such fun! I loved looking at the photos also, but couldn't match them very well. This is a great way to learn cultural facts. Voted up!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A knowledgeable and fun quiz! I got only one correct - Picasso! I am not very much into classical art but this quiz improved my knowledge and made me want to observe the type of paintings done by these mentioned great artists.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up and Socially Shared.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I didn't do very well because I don't know a lot about art, but I learned more about it from this hub! Thanks. Voted up.

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