Art Expert? Test Yourself!

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

This weeks questions are written by our Gallery Exhibitions Assistant – Laura Staccoli.

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 1939, Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica was displays in which Gallery on its first and only visit to Britain?
Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, Atkinson Gallery

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2. Bridget Riley’s style of painting is known as ‘Op Art’. What does ‘Op’ stand for?
Optical, Open, Opulent

3. Which English painter was the first President of the Royal Academy?
William Blake, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence

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4. ‘The Kiss’ is an 1889 work by which French Sculptor?
Camille Claudel, Hans Arp, Auguste Rodin

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The Kiss 1901-4 Auguste Rodin 1840-1917 Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953

5. The Tate Modern art gallery has opened its door to the world ahead of the official opening by the Queen on May 11 of which year?
1998, 2000, 2002

6. Spanish artist Salvador Dalí was the main figure of which artistic movement?
Cubism, Surrealism, Modern Art

7. Artist Gustav Klimt was born in which European country?
Germany, Austria, Netherlands

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8. The portrait of Tennis player and Olympian champion Andy Murray was given to the National Portrait Gallery in 2020 was painted by which artist?
Nicholas J Smith, Tom Hiscocks, Maggi Hambling

9. From which city is photographer Robert Mapplethorpe?
New York, Milan, Berlin

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10. Which painting attracted more visitors to the Louvre after it was stolen, purely to look at the empty space?
Mona Lisa, The Wedding at Cana, The Young Beggar


  1. Whitechapel Gallery
  2. Optical
  3. Sir Joshua Reynolds
  4. Auguste Rodin
  5. 2000
  6. Surrealism
  7. Austria
  8. Maggi Hambling
  9. New York
  10. Mona Lisa