A couple of days ago, my husband found an online art quiz, Can You Guess the Famous Artist from a Tiny Part of Their Painting? We scored 96%, missing only two of fifty questions; I had never heard of one artist.
The first two questions were “gimmes”—Van Gough’s Starry Night and Picasso’s cubist painting of a seated woman.
It looks like years of going to art museums as a child, plus my time in the Art & Design program—including my crash course in Art Appreciation—has paid off! I really appreciate the different styles and can recognize the characteristics of many artists. I would never confuse the works of Jackson Pollock, say, for those of Georgia O’Keeffe! However, if shown a portion of a Picasso cubist work vs. a Bracques work, I might have more difficulty in identifying the artist.