Friday, January 1, 2010

For New Year's Day, I thought it might be fun to present a series of details from paintings and see if you can guess the artist and the painting. For some of the more difficult ones, I've added an extra image, so just scroll down slowly to reveal the second image. I'd love to know how easy you find these.

At left is the first which you'll probably guess easily, although you might not recall the title.

1) A personal favorite:

2) A little obscure

3) Easy one

4) Hint - loves black

Extra detail if you need help:

5) You either know it or you don't, so I'll include a single image:

6) Hint: Tonya

Bigger detail:

7) Hint - test on Friday

Bigger detail for this:

8) Don't Trip:

Bigger detail:


And a bigger detail if you need it:

How did you do? Here are the answers:

The first one, not numbered, is Girl with the Red Hat, Jan Vermeer, c. 1665-6

1) The Embroidered Dress, Edouard Vuillard, 1891

2) Untitled (Nude Model with Bischoff Painting), Manuel Neri, 1958

3) Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, Piet Mondrian, 1930

4) La Rue Mosnier aux Drapeux, Edouard Manet, 1878 (Points for getting the artist since the title is too hard to remember)

5) Prayer for the Rain, Fateh Moudarres (Points for anything you remember at all)

6) The Reverend Robert Walker skating on Duddington Loch, Sir Henry Raeburn, 1784

7) The Gross Clinic, Thomas Eakins, 1875

8) Nude Descending a Staircase #2, Marcel Duchamp, 1912

9) Untitled (Two Men at the Shore), Paul Wonner, 1960

I think any more than 3 or 4 is doing very well unless you work at the Met or the Louvre. Happy 2010!

1 comment:

  1. Well, this was great fun even though I was a miserable failure!