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Old 05-24-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How Well Do You Know Your European Paintings?

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I got 4/8. I guess 50% isn't a passing grade, oh well.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I knew them all but then I studied art history...
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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How Well Do You Know Your European Paintings?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hiroshiishi...wR1#.lq8kDqwlN

I got 4/8. I guess 50% isn't a passing grade, oh well.
That's not too bad.

Cassatt is much less famous in the U.S. than in France {even though she was American), And Delacroix' image is much better known than his name outside of the art world.

I'm betting you also missed Rosseau, who really wasn't an impressionist, and Millet, who's like Delacroix; his painting is better known than his name to most folks.

I studied art history, but even so, it took me a while to decide which artist painted the revolution painting. It was a process of elimination for me after I recalled David was Napoleon's fave painter, so Delacroix had to be the guy. Napoleon would have never hired an artist who supported the revolution.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Default How Well Do You Know Your European Paintings?

I don't know them at all.

But I got all of them right just by matching the visual with the name.

I spent six years doing exactly that and emerged with a Masters in Art History.

There was other stuff I must have learned, but all I remember was the pictures and names.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Got all but the last one, "Liberty leading..." Knew it was either David or Delacroix, but guessed wrong.


Did fine on the rest, though.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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Got all but the last one, "Liberty leading..." Knew it was either David or Delacroix, but guessed wrong.


Did fine on the rest, though.
Very good
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Got all but the last one, "Liberty leading..." Knew it was either David or Delacroix, but guessed wrong.


Did fine on the rest, though.
They were contemporaries, and both their names beginning with D. They both painted populist scenes with many figures, and both were portraitists.

So, with all those similarities, I think that's why I had trouble with them too.
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:38 AM
 
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How Well Do You Know Your European Paintings?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hiroshiishi...wR1#.lq8kDqwlN

I got 4/8. I guess 50% isn't a passing grade, oh well.
Like most, not too well..
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I took a 20th century art class in college so that helped me know the newer works.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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I took a 20th century art class in college so that helped me know the newer works.
Lol
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