Van Gogh

Art education pays off

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 Gogh’s The Starry Night and Picasso’s Seated Woman.

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, shown a portion of a Picasso vs. a Bracques cubist work, I might have more difficulty identifying the artist.

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