For those of you who think this quiz is too low brow, the theme this time is “Art”. However, there may be the odd popular culture question thrown in!
- Q. Which artist, primarily known for his ceramic vases, has an alter ego named “Claire”?
A. Grayson Perry
- Q. Who was the long standing and controversial art critic of the (London) Evening Standard who died in 2015? Clue: He had a “distinctive” accent and appeared a couple of times on “Have I Got News For You”.
A. Brian Sewell
- Q. Which band had a hit with “Art for Art’s Sake” in 1975?
- Q. Which came first chronologically – Art Deco or Art Nouveau?
A. Art Nouveau (most popular 1890-1910). Art Deco became popular in the 1920s and 30s.
- Q. Who painted the anti-war “Guernica” and in which city could you view it?
A. Pablo Picasso, Madrid (Museo Reina Sofia)
- Q. Who had a number 1 hit with a song from the film of Watership Down?
A. Art Garfunkel (“Bright Eyes”)
- Q. Which major art gallery is situated on Millbank in London?
A. Tate Britain
- Q. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is in which Cornwall town?
A. St Ives
- Q. Who painted “The Fighting Temeraire” and for 1000 brownie points what is the full name of the painting?
A. JMW Turner and the full name is “The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up”
- Q. Which Australian art critic, who died in 2012, wrote and presented the BBC series (and book) which is probably the definitive analysis of modern art – “The Shock of the New”.
A. Robert Hughes