Sunday, June 10, 2007

Answers to the visual arts identification round

Here are the artists and titles of the paintings in this post, covering Ray's last week and Frank's the week before. I awarded 2 points for the artist and 2 points for the correct title in English or in the original language. Titles that were suitably close received partial credit.

1) Peaceable Kingdom - Edward Hicks
2) La Joconde or La Gioconda for 2 pts., Mona Lisa earned 1 - Leonardo da Vinci
3) Guernica - Pablo Picasso
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte or Un dimanche après-midi à l'Ile de la Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat
5) Liberty Leading the People or
La Liberté guidant le peuple - Eugène Delacroix
6) The Starry Night or its Dutch equivalent Sterrennacht - Vincent van Gogh
7) Composition in Red, Yellow and Blue - Piet Mondrian

8) Adele Bloch-Bauer I - Gustav Klimt; this painting sold at auction for $135 million in 2006, the highest price ever for a painting
9) The Scream - Edvard Munch
10) The Gross Clinic - Thomas Eakins, the painting all the fuss was about. Here's an interesting editorial from Arkansas kissing some Wal-Mart heiress ass. "Yee-haw, I done bought me some class!"

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