Renaissance

Renaissance Trivia

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On which continent did the Renaissance take place?

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The key Renaissance work 'Don Quixote' was first published in which year?

1605

Which priest wrote the classic book Praise and Folly?

Erasmus

In the book 'The Trumpeter of Krakow', what was renovated during the Renaissance?

Old Cloth Hall

Venus of Urbino was painted by which artist?

Titian

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione was painted by which artist?

Raphael

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Which city is generally held to be the cradle of the Renaissance around the 15th century?

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Portrait of Prince Philip of Spain was painted by which artist?

Titian

What event of 1453 is thought to have contributed substantially to the renaissance of learning and art in Western Europe?

The fall of Constantinople to the Turks

Art historians also describe a second 'Northern' 16th century renaissance. In which modern-day country did it occur?

Netherlands

Who painted the famous 'The Siege of Montemassi'?

Simone Martini

Of what are 'Duchess', 'Princess', 'Renaissance' and 'Rosepoint' all forms ?

Lacework

Paracelsus was a famous ____ during the Renaissance?

Scientist

Which Renaissance King split up the Catholic Church and the Church of England?

Henry VIII

What is the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance called?

The Middle Ages

Renaissance era musical composer, Christopher Tye (1500-1572), was from which country?

United Kingdom

Which country's main historical events include the Renaissance and the Risorgimento?

Italy

In Italian Renaissance art, what is a 'putto'?

Naked cherub

Where is the giant copper statue of a man, woman and child, known as the African Renaissance monument, that was unveiled in April 2010?

Dakar, Senegal

The European Renaissance began in which country?

Italy

What does 'Renaissance' mean in French?

Rebirth

What sort of currency would one have used in Venice during the Renaissance?

Ducat

Which Florentine artists perfected the single-point perspective first?

Brunelleschi

What costly spice would Renaissance women use in combination with sunlight to bleach their hair?

Saffron

Donatello is a major Renaissance figure. What was his particular branch of art?

Sculpture

Which artist helped Donatello sculpt 'David'?

Nanni di Banco

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Dante Alighieri wrote which book during the Renaissance?

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The Last Judgement is a famous work by which artist?

Michelangelo

Virgin of the Rocks was created in which of these periods?

1483–1486

Benois Madonna was painted by which artist?

Leonardo da Vinci

Virgin of the Rocks was painted by which artist?

Leonardo da Vinci

The Uffizien museum a feast for the eyes for lovers of Renaissance paintings is located in which city?

Florence

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Laocoon was painted by which artist?

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What was the Renaissance practice of cutting outer fabric so the inner fabric showed through called?

Slashing

Which Italian Renaissance artist had the nickname 'Il Divino' meaning 'The Divine One'?

Michelangelo

The Entombment was painted by which artist?

Michelangelo

Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was painted by which artist?

Piero della Francesca

Which Renaissance painter of Greek origin was ridiculed for his 'elongated'' figure style

El Greco

Bacchus and Ariadne is an oil painting by which artist?

Ttian

Ill-Matched Lovers was painted by which artist?

Quentin Matsys

Bacchus and______ is a famous Renaissance artwork.

Ariadne

Who was the artist who painted 'The Kiss of Judas' circa 1306?

Giotto

Judith and Holofernes was painted by which artist?

Donatello

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Zanobi ___

Strozzi

The Wedding at Cana was painted by which artist?

Paolo Veronese

Which now-common fabric was a luxury item during the Renaissance?

Cotton

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Jacopo della _____.

Quercia

Which of these countries would you NOT associate with the Renaissance?

Brazil

How old was Machiavelli when he died?

58

Madonna of Bruges was painted by which artist?

Michelangelo

Which 2003 historical novel by Sarah Dunant encompasses love, religion and art in Renaissance Florence?

The Birth of Venus

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Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Bartolome _______

Bermejo Click to see the answer

Who painted 'The Results of Good Government' circa 1337?

Lorenzetti

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Parri ______

Spinelli

Which Renaissance man believed in predestination?

John Calvin

Battle of the Centaurs was painted in which century?

15th Century

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Piero di Niccolo_____

Lamberti

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The Crossing into the Underworld' was painted by which artist?

Joachim Patinir Click to see the answer

Doni Tondo was painted by which artist?

Michelangelo

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Zanobi _______

Machiavelli

Christ Carrying the Cross was painted by which artist?

Hieronymus Bosch

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Michelino ______.

da Besozzo

Which famous Renaissance man lived between 1452 - 1519?

Leonardo da Vinci

What Renaissance artist painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci

Who painted the masterpiece 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'?

Hieronymus Bosch

The famous statue of 'David' was carved by which Renaissance artist?

Michelangelo

Cristo della Minerva was painted by which artist?

Michelangelo

Complete the name of this early Renaissance artist. Michelozzo di _____

Bartolomeo

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