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ART TRIVIA XI

101) What painting features prominently in the 2007 film St Trinians?


In St Trinians, a group of unruly schoolgirls steal Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring to raise funds to save their school.

102) Who painted The Starry Night?


Painted by Vincent van Gogh in June 1889, The Starry Night depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

103) Which of the following is a famous work of pointillism?


In A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat contrasted miniature dots or small brushstrokes of colors that when unified optically in the human eye were perceived as a single shade or hue. He believed that this form of painting, called divisionism at the time but now known as pointillism, would make the colors more brilliant and powerful than standard brushstrokes.

104) Who painted The Son of Man?


Belgian surrealist René Magritte intended The Son of Man as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man whose face is obscured by a hovering green apple.

105) Which painting depicts melting watches?


Salvador Dalí's The Persistence of Memory employs "the exactitude of realist painting techniques" to depict imagery more likely to be found in dreams than in waking consciousness.

106) Who painted The Birth of Venus?


Botticelli's The Birth of Venus depicts the goddess, having just emerged from the sea.


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