Art Expert? Test Yourself!

Test your knowledge in our weekly art quiz and maybe learn something new!

From pop art to sculpture, this quiz will put you in touch with your artistic side. Art buffs, you’ll need to know more than just the names of famous works; we will test your knowledge of paint, art gallery trivia and more about the movements! Bring your knowledge and see how you score! Then challenge your friends and see who could be the next Picasso! Answers at the bottom of this page.

1. In what country did relief printing, as we know, originate?:
Japan, China, France or Denmark

(Want to learn more? Check out our new Summer Short course on relief printing)

2. The first report of stained glass as an art form is in the:
12th century, 18th century or 20th century

3. What is the term for elements compared in size to one another within one object? (i.e. The size of an arm compared to the body it is attached to):
Proportion, Scale, Space or Dimension

(This summer, try figure drawing into print and learn more on this fascinating art form)

4. Digital images are made of tiny dots called:
Cells, Electrolytes, Pixels

(Learn more about your camera in our online course: Getting to know your digital camera)

5. What do many people call the artist Masaccio today?
The father of oil painting, realistic sculpture or renaissance painting

(Want to learn more? Enrol on our new course: Florentine artists and innovators)

6. When first seen, people thought Paul Cezanne’s paintings were too…:
Colourful, Strange, Grotesque or Flat

(Check out this course, Artist Lives: Paul Cezanne – Rugged form and radiant colour)

7. A shade is a colour combined with…:
White or Black

(Explore your creativity and learn more in our Paint with Watercolour Summer Short)

8. Who painted this famous scene above? (Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico – Out Back of Marie’s):
Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Bierstadt or Thomas Cole

(Landscape is an inspiring subject matter, explore it on this Draw and Paint course)

9. This sculpture above by Henry Moore is called…
The Hunter, The Flask, The Archer, The Barber

(Try your hand at one of online Sculpture courses, beginning mid July. Find out more)

10. This portrait above of the French writer Émile Zola in his late 20s was painted in 1868. It is the work of which artist who is widely considered a key figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism?:
Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh

(Want to learn more? Why not enrol on Draw and Paint Portraits)


  1. China
  2. 12th century
  3. Proportion
  4. Pixels
  5. Renaissance painting
  6. Flat
  7. Black
  8. Georgia O’Keeffe
  9. The Archer
  10. Edouard Manet