Quiz: Which Impressionist painter are you?

  • 23 February 2015

Impressed by the Impressionists? Find out which one of these extraordinary painters you are.

  • Which Impressionist painter are you?

    Claude Monet, Springtime (Le Printemps), 1886

    Passionate about colour, light and depicting movement – the Impressionists gave us some of the most important masterpieces of the 19th century.

    Delve deep and discover which of these light-loving, en plein air-painting, beret-wearing French painters you are.

  • Question 1 of 6


    Which of these paintings do you like the most?

  • Question 2 of 6

    Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

    On the weekend, you’ll be...

  • Question 3 of 6

    John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet Painting at the Edge of a Wood, 1885

    Your ideal studio would be...

  • Question 4 of 6

    Peter Paul Rubens, Sketch of One of His Daughters

    You most admire the painterly brushstrokes of...

  • Question 5 of 6

    If you had to paint one thing over and over again, it would be...

  • Question 6 of 6

    Pierre Auguste Renoir, Bouquet de Roses dans un Vase, 1841–1919

    You’re most likely to be heard saying...

  • You're...

    Berthe Morisot

    A talented home-lover with a penchant for parties!

    Berthe Morisot was the sister-in-law of Edouard Manet and shared with him a great talent for capturing the moment through the techniques of Impressionism. Morisot was a leading light in the emergence of the movement and her painting After Lunch (1881) recently sold for $10.9 million at Sotheby’s.


    Claude Monet

    Don't you just love a waterlily...and probably Turner and Constable too?

    Monet’s work was emblematic of the Impressionist movement and he developed the style with an obsessive passion, discovering with Renoir that shadows are not brown or black but the colour they reflect.


    Camille Pissarro

    Your patriarchal spirit nurtures those around you. You love the great outdoors and see the beauty in most things.

    Pissarro was known as the ‘Father of Impressionism’ not only because he pioneered the style and theory of the movement; but because he also acted as a father figure to many of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. He even tutored Van Gogh briefly on how to depict changes in colour.


    Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    What a charmer! You celebrate all things beautiful and like things pretty and colourful too.

    Renoir was a founder-member of the Impressionist movement, developing the style with Monet and Sisley. Although the Impressionists shocked the Paris Salon for painting real scenes such as dirty streets, Renoir depicted the feminine beauty around him carrying on where Rubens left off.

    Inventing Impressionism is on at the National Gallery from 4 March to 31 May 2015. 50% off with a National Art Pass.