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Art Appreciation for Kids - Quiz

Updated on February 5, 2014

Teach Art to Your Kids & Have Fun Doing It!

I grew up with great artwork hanging on our walls. As an artist & a thinker (aka nerd), I really appreciated that. But, I didn't realize how much I took that for granted until I started tutoring kids in math and realized that kids today have very little exposure to good art.

What I realized is that living with art causes you to internalize the colors, the design, and the emotion of the art, so that it becomes a part of you, not just a fact on a piece of paper.

I'm making a "How to Teach Art Appreciation to Kids" Squidoo lens for homeschoolers and public & private school families. This Art Appreciation Quiz lens is for adults and kids alike, before or after studying art appreciation - to test your art appreciation learning experience or memory. Kids don't need to learn all of the details of each artistic movement, and each artist's interpretation of that movement, but just get a gist of the basics for now, so that they have a sense of the art and how it relates to history.

A Quick Note . . .

All of the photos on this page are photos that I personally took of pictures in art books that I own. Feel free to use them at your convenience for educational purposes. (If you want the book citations & bibliography, I will be posting it at the end of the lens soon!)

The Renaissance

2 Famous Artists . . .

A Famous Painting of a Woman

A Famous Sculpture of a Man

Leonardo DaVinci - Mona Lisa
Leonardo DaVinci - Mona Lisa
The Art Book: New Edition
The Art Book: New Edition

I love this book. Hundreds of years of art and artists in one little book.

Michelangelo - David
Michelangelo - David

The Impressionists


3 Paintings

3 Artists

Match 'em up!

Monet - Water Lilies
Monet - Water Lilies
Degas - Dancers at the bar
Degas - Dancers at the bar
Edouard Manet - Gare Saint-Laraze
Edouard Manet - Gare Saint-Laraze

Want an Impressionist helpful hint?

Can't tell a Manet from a Monet?

Manet was actually a mentor to the Impressionists, and his work has a more traditional look, and often contains people.

Monet was the quintessential Impressionist with his paintings giving the "impression" of what the different lighting conditions looked like on the same subject. BUT, most of his subjects were not people - they were water lilies, haystacks, cathedrals, bridges, etc.

So, just remember this:

Manet (& Renoir) = People

Monet = Nature (Not People)

An Artist's Home

Norman Rockwell - Freedom from Fear
Norman Rockwell - Freedom from Fear

Do you have fine art hanging on the walls of your home?

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The Americans




Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer

Tell us who your favorite artist is!

Leroy Neiman - Secretariat
Leroy Neiman - Secretariat

Who's YOUR favorite artist listed on this lens?

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By the way . . .

This painting is by Leroy Neiman, who's famous for painting athletes and sporting events.

Leroy Neiman - Secretariat
Leroy Neiman - Secretariat

Wanna take a guess as to who this horse might be? Give ya a hint . . . it was painted in 1974 . . .

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Did You Know?

. . . that he's also famous for his similar multiple-frames painting of Campbell's soup cans?

Norman Rockwell - Freedom from Want
Norman Rockwell - Freedom from Want
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock

Did You Know?

. . . that Norman Rockwell painted a Jackson Pollock painting within his painting called "The Connoisseur"? See my cool Squidoo lens about "The Connoisseur" puzzle here.

(Can you find the 'JP' initials in the Rockwell painting?)

Norman Rockwell - Freedom of Speech
Norman Rockwell - Freedom of Speech

1943 "Four Freedoms"

Norman Rockwell painted the four paintings known as the "Four Freedoms" to illustrate the "Four Freedoms" in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 6, 1941 State of the Union Address to Congress. Those paintings rate their own circular room in the heart of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Worship

Freedom from Want

Freedom from Fear

I dare ya to go into that space without getting choked up!

(BTW, in case you're wondering, I put this way down here after Art Masterpiece #10 so that I wouldn't give away the answers to the Art Masterpiece #9 questions.)

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      TheresaMarkham 4 years ago

      @QuizSquid: Thanks, glad you liked it!

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      QuizSquid 4 years ago

      Nice lens . . . for both kids and their parents!

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      TheresaMarkham 5 years ago

      @othellos: Hey, that's a great idea for another lens for me to do! Thanks for the suggestion!

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      othellos 5 years ago

      Excellent lens. You covered the most important parts of the History of Art and I think your title should also include adults as well. The only thing you are missing maybe is some important elements of the ancient world (Egypt, Greece, Rome etc.). Thanks for sharing:=)


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