Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Art Isn't Easy

Here's a section from the final exam my Humanities class is taking today.

For each of the "parodies" below, name the original artist, title, and the period in art history it comes from. An example is provided.

Answer: Grant Wood, "American Gothic", Realism

The answers can be seen by highlighting the space below each work. Enjoy!

Answer: Michelangelo, "David", Renaissance

Answer: Van Eyck, "The Marriage of Arnolfini", Northern Renaissance

Answer: Mondrian, "Composition with Yellow, Red, and Blue", Abstract

Answer: da Vinci, "The Mona Lisa", Renaissance

Answer: Picasso, "L'Accordeoniste (The Accordion Player)", Cubism

Answer: Botticelli, "The Birth of Venus", Renaissance

Answer: Michelangelo, "The Creation of Adam (The Sistine Chapel)", Renaissance

Answer: da Vinci, "The Last Supper", Renaissance

Answer: Van Gogh, "Starry Night", Post-Impressionism

Ooh, tricky! There's two artists at work in this last one. Can you name them both?
Answer 1: Munch, "The Scream", Expressionism
Answer 2: Escher, "Reflection in a Glass Ball", Surrealism

P.S. Tell me your score in the comments!
P.P.S. If you come across other such "parodies", send them my way. I'd like to do more of these in next year's class.
P.P.P.S. I should give credit to Worth1000, since most of these came from there. :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:10 PM

    i am the most delinquent of all your past dpjh students i'm sure but i felt in the mood to look at your blog today and i'm really glad i did because this blog made my day! i took ap art history this year and so i recognized every single piece except for the escher part-that was tricky.
    hope all is well! :)
    ~courtney little
    p.s. can you believe i'm graduation in a year!?!!? totally scary thought huh?! :D