Art-Smarts Quiz #4

Everyone loves the movies, and films about artists are especially popular with those of us who dabble. Here are 12 questions to test your knowledge of art films. All of them worth one point. The bonus question is worth three points, so a perfect score is 15.

Let’s get started…

  1. Ed Harris was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of what celebrated abstract expressionist?

  2. Many actors have taken on the role of Vincent Van Gogh. Who played him in 1956’s Lust for Life?

  3. Anthony Quinn was named Best Supporting Actor for his part in that film. Whom did he portray?

  4. Another Van Gogh portrayer appeared in Pulp Fiction and in Tim Burton’s re-make of Planet of the Apes. Who was that?

  5. Factory Girl was a recent film about the ill-fated Edie Sedgwick and her relationship with what pop artist?

  6. That same pop artist was played by what rock star in Basquiat?

  7. Basquiat was directed by what brash New York-based artist, best known for his crockery on canvas?

  8. Salma Hayek portrayed what legendary Mexican artist in a 2002 film?

  9. What Spanish surrealist collaborated with both Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock?

  10. Andy Garcia played what Italian-born portraitist in a little-seen 2004 film?

  11. Anthony Hopkins is best known for playing Hannibal Lecter, but he also took the lead in a 1996 film about what modern master?

  12. What Oscar-winning actress starred in 2006’s Miss Potter?

BONUS: Gustav Klimt recently made his film debut, played by what actor (who also appeared in 2006’s Art School Confidential)?

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