February 18, 2016

"Which Famous Artist Drew These Floating Hands?"

A test.

21 comments:

rwnutjob said...

You'd think I'd do better than 6 out of 9 with an art history minor. Been a long time

Jeff Gee said...

6 out of 9 for me, but da Vinci and the cave paintings were gimmies. I can't believe they didn't include some Steve Ditko hands.

Anglelyne said...

Only got 7. I'm a bit butthurt about this. Not because I have any training in art history, but because I had a wildly inflated, now punctured, notion of my ability to recognize the draughtsmanship of dead name-brand artists.

A to the C said...

6 of 9 as well. I have always enjoyed looking at Diego Rivera hands.

dustbunny said...

I got all nine, a couple were guesses but if you look at a lot of art it's not difficult.

Big Mike said...

I got 8 out of 9, missing only Egon Schiele (whose work I wasn't familiar with, and after looking him up on Wiki I'm not interested in becoming familiar with his work). I never studied art history (my bachelor's degree is in mathematics and my advanced degrees in computer science) but, really, it came down to a guess only on Van Gogh, and since they eliminate artists after each example by the end they were mostly pretty obvious. Especially the last one!

Jeff Gee said...

Yow. My link for the Steve Ditko hands is busted! But this should work.

traditionalguy said...

It was doable. But all those Asian and black hands look alike.

Mrs Whatsit said...

Got all nine! My art major was a long time ago and I'm surprised it still works. I wasn't familiar with Egon Schiele, but figured him out by process of elimination.

Laslo Spatula said...

Egon Schiele led inevitably to Steve Ditko.

I am a big fan of both, by the way.

Elbows are the window to the Hands.

I am Laslo.

Fernandinande said...

My score went up to 11. (Well, 7)

Robert Cook said...

I got 8 out of 9 correct.

Fernandinande said...

Mrs Whatsit said...
I wasn't familiar with Egon Schiele,


I know a guy with the same last name who has the same squiggly drawing style when he's drunk, so I felt dumb for missing that one.

Saint Croix said...

I'm going with Leonardo.

Unknown said...

Wow, that was fun, thank you for posting the link. 9/9, of course, but I majored in art history because I have a photographic memory for images. Lord it was easy. (Princeton, that is, but for me, this quiz, too, although it's unfair because I am "differently abled" in a good way!)
I was waiting to see hands by that previously unrecognized Italian artist, Mario Cavepeople (pronounced Kah-veh-pe-oh-play).

Becker Bershad said...

8 out of 9. I missed Holbein, thinking it might have been Rosetti. That's not too bad considering Rosetti was aiming at medieval revival.

Unknown said...

Well, I got cave people, anyway (lucked out, got five total).

Robert Cook said...

"8 out of 9. I missed Holbein, thinking it might have been Rosetti. That's not too bad considering Rosetti was aiming at medieval revival."

That's exactly the one I missed. I also assumed that it was Rosetti.

If they'd shown faces, I'd have recognized Holbein immediately.

JackOfClubs said...

7 of 9. I missed Holbein and Van Gogh.

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James Kahn said...

8 out of 9. Missed Van Gogh. Not bad for an econ major.