Barkham Village Residents Association

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!

  1. Q. Which artist, primarily known for his ceramic vases, has an alter ego named “Claire”?
  2. 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”.
  3. Q. Which band had a hit with “Art for Art’s Sake” in 1975?
  4. Q. Which came first chronologically – Art Deco or Art Nouveau?
  5. Q. Who painted the anti-war “Guernica” and in which city could you view it?
  6. Q. Who had a number 1 hit with a song from the film of Watership Down?
  7. Q. Which major art gallery is situated on Millbank in London?
  8. Q. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is in which Cornwall town?
  9. Q. Who painted “The Fighting Temeraire” and for 1000 brownie points what is the full name of the painting?
  10. 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”.

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