Quiz: British sculpture

  • 24 June 2015

Know your postminimalism from your geometric modernism? Take five minutes and discover your inner art historian.

  • Sculpture vulture?

    British artists reshaped the medium of sculpture in the 20th century. Post-war sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth created abstract public works which celebrated form, while artists affiliated with New British Sculpture adopted traditional techniques and materials to create witty and innovative works.

    How well do you know these internationally acclaimed artists? Take our quiz to find out.

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    Which one of these sculptures is not by Barbara Hepworth?

  • Question 2 of 6

    Which one of these artists was Henry Moore’s assistant?

  • Question 3 of 6

    Which of the following artists is known for their outdoor bronze sculptures of leaping hares?

  • Question 4 of 6

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    Antony Gormley’s pre-art-school sculpture, Bed was famously constructed out of...

  • Question 5 of 6

    Which of the following sculptors has not won the Turner Prize?

  • Question 6 of 6

    Each of these contemporary artists has made public works for coastal towns in the UK. Who produced The Folkestone Mermaid in 2011?

  • Dunce

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    You poor lost soul; you resemble Antony Gormley's moldy bread sculpture Bed at the moment.

    Dunce

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    You poor lost soul; you resemble Antony Gormley's moldy bread sculpture Bed at the moment.

    Dunce

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    You poor lost soul; you resemble Antony Gormley's moldy bread sculpture Bed at the moment.

    Dunce

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    You poor lost soul; you resemble Antony Gormley's moldy bread sculpture Bed at the moment.

    Scholar

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    You are like a fine Henry Moore bronze; robust, smooth and with a few holes in the centre of your art history knowledge.

    Scholar

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    You are like a fine Henry Moore bronze; robust, smooth and with a few holes in the centre of your art history knowledge.

    Professor

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    Your mind is as bright and sparkly as Damien Hirst's diamond-encrusted skull. We are in the presence of greatness; please accept a virtual round of applause.

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    1. 1.  Which one of these sculptures is not by Barbara Hepworth?
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    2. Correct answer: Oval with Points, (1968–70)
    3. 2.  Which one of these artists was Henry Moore’s assistant?
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    4. Correct answer: Anthony Caro
    5. 3.  Which of the following artists is known for their outdoor bronze sculptures of leaping hares?
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    6. Correct answer: Barry Flanagan
    7. 4.  Antony Gormley’s pre-art-school sculpture, Bed was famously constructed out of...
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    8. Correct answer: Bread
    9. 5.  Which of the following sculptors has not won the Turner Prize?
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    10. Correct answer: Anthony Caro
    11. 6.  Each of these contemporary artists has made public works for coastal towns in the UK. Who produced The Folkestone Mermaid in 2011?
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    12. Correct answer: Cornelia Parker

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