Los Angeles, January 2004

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A shot from my show at Roberts & Tilton gallery...

Here is an Art Quiz for you.
Another Quiz - sucked at this one...
Quiz #3 And dominated this one...
Posted September 11th, 2006 by is art history useless?
Hey ed,I was thinking,Toy Machine.
Is it a machine that makes toys?
or is it a toy,that is a machine?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 11th, 2006 at 03:38PM PST
Art History Quiz: ARTicle Expertise

If you´re a faithful reader of the articles on the Art History site, you´re sure to do well on this quiz!

Quiz Tries: 1

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1. 1. The Mona Lisa was painted by which famous artist?
A: Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa in the early 1500s. To learn more, read my article "The Mona Lisa."

2. La Primavera, the title of Botticelli’s masterpiece, in the Italian language means:
A: springtime
La Primavera is all about springtime! The mythological subjects in this painting are discussed in the article "La Primavera: Botticelli's Mythological Masterpiece."

3. The most scandalous feature of Sargent’s Madame X that was later repainted was:
A: the subject’s lowered dress strap
Virginie Gautreau's dress strap was originally shown in a lowered position but was later repainted. Read more about the scandal in "Madame X: Scandal in Parisian High Society."
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4. The most prized color in Medieval Manuscript illustration, ultramarine, was made from:
A: lapis lazuli
Ultramarine was extremely expensive because it was made from a semiprecious jewel, lapis lazuli. Read "Shedding Light on Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts" to learn how other paints were made.
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5. The Lascaux cave paintings were discovered in 1940 by:
A: a group of local boys
It was a group of young boys who came upon the cave that contained these fabulous primitive paintings. Read more about their discovery in "Going Underground: The Famous Lascaux Cave Paintings."
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6. The title of what is considered to be Vincent van Gogh’s first great work is:
A: The Potato Eaters
As funny as it sounds, "The Potato Eaters" is a significant work of van Gogh's. Learn more about his life in my article "Vincent van Gogh."
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7. Rococo was a style of:
A: the aristocracy
Rococo, the light and carefree style of the aristocracy was popular in the 18th century. Learn more about it in the article "Footloose and Fancy Free: 18th Century Rococo Art."
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8. The artist William Blake was known for his work in the art movement called:
A: Romanticism
William Blake's deeply emotional works are representative of Romanticism. Learn more about Romanticism in the article "Romanticism: Emotion and Individuality."
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9. The final touch for a traditional Chinese ink-and-wash painting is:
A: a vivid red seal
The vivid red seal was made with cinnabar paste. Read more about this beautiful art form in the article "Chinese Brush Painting."
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10. The term "Art Nouveau" was derived from:
A: an art shop
"Art Nouveau" is actually a derivation of the name of an art shop in Paris called "Maison de l'Art Nouveau" as noted in the article "Art Nouveau: New Art for a New Age."
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Hmmm.....................I suck.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 11th, 2006 at 03:45PM PST
Man those quizes were pretty tough.
i need to catch up on my art history.
Posted By: the doctor came at dawn. on September 11th, 2006 at 03:51PM PST
that was an amazing show!!
Posted By: William Galindo on September 11th, 2006 at 04:58PM PST
i went to that show. i drove all the way from victorville to la to see it and when i got there it was closed. but there were two people working there and they let me and my girlfriend in and gave us vitamin waters and these two magazines. that was a pointless story. my friend told me there was a photo of brad stabas boner and i missed it.
Posted By: tim on September 11th, 2006 at 08:36PM PST
I still want to see more of Staba's work, since i live nowhere near LA
and couldn't see any of the pics he had in the sarcasm/sincerity show.

staba needs to put them on the internet or some shit.
Posted By: the doctor came at dawn. on September 11th, 2006 at 11:05PM PST
someday ill get to go to one of your shows. but yeah art history is not fun
Posted By: derek on September 12th, 2006 at 02:20PM PST
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