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Cudzoziemiec

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Great British Art quiz
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:39:45 am »
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Jaded

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 10:45:42 am »
3/8

1 I guessed correctly based on my encyclopaedic knowledge of art, the others...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 11:13:55 am »
When I said "almost all guesses" I really meant some were pure guesses and a few I had a hunch from something or other. None of them would I say I actually knew.

It seems to be a regular series. Hours of lockdown art and entertainment!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 11:20:24 am »
This one was somehow easier, despite never having been to Edinburgh.
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/apr/16/whos-in-the-diving-suit-take-the-great-british-art-quiz-national-galleries-of-scotland
Though again I only actually knew no. 2, and number 6 was rather a giveaway.
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Jaded

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 11:50:23 am »
3/8
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Wowbagger

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 02:33:46 pm »
1/8.
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.

Although the Graun's comment was less forgiving: "Well, you tried. And, it must be said, failed."  :)
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Woofage

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 05:03:23 pm »
3/8 for me too.
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citoyen

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 05:27:42 pm »
It seems to be a regular series. Hours of lockdown art and entertainment!

I've just been through all the ones that have been posted so far. Didn't score more than 4/8 on any of them.

A few on today's quiz I thought I knew the answers to, but apparently not...  ::-)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 05:40:27 pm »
A lot of the questions are more historical or on other topics around the art rather than directly about the art. For instance, questions 4 to 8 on this quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/apr/17/the-great-british-art-quiz-waddesdon-manor-buckinghamshire can be answered or at least guessed at with a bit of general knowledge about dogs, fairy tales and the habits of British royalty.
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Jaded

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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 05:42:40 pm »
3/8
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Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 05:47:44 pm »
7/8

Re: Great British Art quiz
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 05:56:27 pm »
3/8, 4/8 -and 5/8.

I daren't own up to my degree studies... My knowledge of Twentieth Century art (and design) is better.