Where Art Thou? Can You Define These Artistic Words?

Art has been keeping people busy and growing their imaginations since the dawn of time. The first humans started drawing in caves, long before art was so public and and people could exhibit their art in a gallery and gain recognition. Art evolves as time moves forward, and it helps define different eras and cultures as unique and special.

This quiz has words related to today’s art, but also words related to historical art. This isn’t an easy quiz, but we’re confident in your artistic ability. Good luck and we hope you can craft the correct answers!

Not representing or imitating external reality
abstract
unrealistic
surreal
A style that describes a subject by suggestive resemblances
allegory
comparison
suggestive
An intricate ornament that interlaces simulated foliage
architrave
arabesque
art nouveau
A style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
art paint
art code
art deco
A French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s
art nouveau
art & architecture
ashcan
A studio especially for an artist or designer
atelier
gallery
exhibit
The part of a scene behind objects in the front
rear
back
background
Relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music
baroque
ornamentful
decorated
A representation of a person exaggerated for comic effect
exaggeration
caricature
statue
A paste-up of pieces to form an artistic image
collage
group
picturesque
A paste-up of pieces to form an artistic image
collage
group
picturesque
The spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts
drawing
picture
composition
An artistic movement featuring surfaces of geometric planes
cubism
ballism
squarism
A nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty
dadaism
budahism
judahism
The part of a scene that is near the viewer
front
foreground
forward
Painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
landscape
horizon
nature

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