Here’s a section from the final exam my Humanities class is taking today.
For each of the “parodies” below, name the original artist, title, and the period in art history it comes from. An example is provided.
Answer: Grant Wood, “American Gothic”, Realism
The answers can be seen by highlighting the space below each work. Enjoy!
Answer: Michelangelo, “David”, Renaissance
Answer: Van Eyck, “The Marriage of Arnolfini”, Northern Renaissance
Answer: Mondrian, “Composition with Yellow, Red, and Blue”, Abstract
Answer: da Vinci, “The Mona Lisa”, Renaissance
Answer: Picasso, “L’Accordeoniste (The Accordion Player)”, Cubism
Answer: Botticelli, “The Birth of Venus”, Renaissance
Answer: Michelangelo, “The Creation of Adam (The Sistine Chapel)”, Renaissance
Answer: da Vinci, “The Last Supper”, Renaissance
Answer: Van Gogh, “Starry Night”, Post-Impressionism
Ooh, tricky! There’s two artists at work in this last one. Can you name them both?
Answer 1: Munch, “The Scream”, Expressionism
Answer 2: Escher, “Reflection in a Glass Ball”, Surrealism
P.S. Tell me your score in the comments!
P.P.S. If you come across other such “parodies”, send them my way. I’d like to do more of these in next year’s class.
P.P.P.S. I should give credit to Worth1000, since most of these came from there. 🙂