The Equine Art Quiz - Part 1!
Some tricky art history questions in here, all with an equine theme!
Sure, you *could* just look up all the answers on Google, but where's the fun in that? You'll find them at the end anyway!
(If it's any consolation this is mostly an assortment of things I found out whilst researching this and thought were interesting - not things I have always known...)
Which famous set of caves containing wall paintings of horses and other animals is located near the French village of Montignac?
Cueva de las Manos
How old are these paintings estimated to be?
This is part of a cup painted by an Ancient Greek artist. It shows the stable of one of the gods/goddesses - but which one?
This is part of a cup which dates from around 490 B.C. What do historians think the person is doing?
Blowing dust off a curry comb
Playing a flute to calm the horse
Examaning the horse's ears
They have absolutely no idea
This statue is believed to have been put on display for the first time in 176 A.D. You can still see it there in Rome! Who's the man on the horse?
Pliny the Elder
What material was used to create this statue?
This is one part of the Bayeux Tapestry, which tells the story of William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066. Who was the English king he defeated at Hastings?
Edward the Confessor
How many separate horse figures are there in the entire Bayeux Tapestry?
The artists who created this painting are unknown, but historians think they know their nationality and a rough time period. First of all, can you guess the nationality?
Next, which of these time periods is most likely for this piece of art?
1200 - 1400
1400 - 1600
1600 - 1800
1800 - 2000
Well done for finishing Part 1 of The Equine Art Quiz - check back soon for Part 2!
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