Quiz: 2015 in art

  • 16 December 2015

From Banksy’s dystopian seaside art project to an alleged hidden portrait under the surface of the Mona Lisa – how well do you remember the year in art? Find out with our quiz of 2015's top art stories.

  • The year in art

    Blockbuster exhibitions, award winners, activist artists – how well do you remember 2015's biggest art events?

     

  • Question 1 of 9

    The blockbuster exhibition of the year, held at the V&A, was a retrospective of which leading British designer’s work?

  • Question 2 of 9

    In April, the director of the British Museum announced they would be stepping down at the end of the year. They presented BBC Radio Four’s landmark series A History of the World in 100 Objects. What is their name?

  • Question 3 of 9

    Sarah Lucas was chosen to represent Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale. Which artist represented Wales?

  • Question 4 of 9

    The Whitworth was crowned Museum of the Year in July for its £15m reinvention. A solo show of which contemporary artist’s work featured as its opening exhibition?

  • Question 5 of 9

    In August Banksy announced a temporary art project called Dismaland would take over a derelict lido in which seaside town?

  • Question 6 of 9

    Ai Weiwei was granted last-minute permission to travel by Chinese authorities which meant the artist was able to attend his solo exhibition at the RA. How long had he been unable to travel for?

  • Question 7 of 9

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    In November, a painting entitled Nu couche (Reclining Nude) was sold for £113m; the second-highest price ever paid for a work sold at auction. Which artist was it by?

  • Question 8 of 9

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    Bookies favourite Assemble won the 2015 Turner Prize, which Glasgow institution was it hosted at this year?

  • Question 9 of 9

    A secret portrait has allegedly been discovered under the surface of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Where does the masterpiece hang?

  • Cave Painter

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    Picasso said that we'd learned nothing in the 12,000 years since the earliest cave paintings, but he didn't mean it literally.

    Cave Painter

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    Picasso said that we'd learned nothing in the 12,000 years since the earliest cave paintings, but he didn't mean it literally.

    Cave Painter

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    Picasso said that we'd learned nothing in the 12,000 years since the earliest cave paintings, but he didn't mean it literally.

    Cave Painter

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    Picasso said that we'd learned nothing in the 12,000 years since the earliest cave paintings, but he didn't mean it literally.

    Naïve Artist

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    The naïve artists made careers out of forgetting everything they'd learned, but their approach isn't recommended for quizzes.

    Naïve Artist

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    The naïve artists made careers out of forgetting everything they'd learned, but their approach isn't recommended for quizzes.

    Naïve Artist

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    The naïve artists made careers out of forgetting everything they'd learned, but their approach isn't recommended for quizzes.

    Protégé

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    Excellent work – you're not far from being a master!

    Protégé

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    Excellent work – you're not far from being a master!

    Protégé

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    Excellent work – you're not far from being a master!

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    1. 1.  The blockbuster exhibition of the year, held at the V&A, was a retrospective of which leading British designer’s work?
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    2. Correct answer: Alexander McQueen
    3. 2.  In April, the director of the British Museum announced they would be stepping down at the end of the year. They presented BBC Radio Four’s landmark series A History of the World in 100 Objects. What is their name?
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    4. Correct answer: Neil MacGregor
    5. 3.  Sarah Lucas was chosen to represent Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale. Which artist represented Wales?
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    6. Correct answer: Helen Sear
    7. 4.  The Whitworth was crowned Museum of the Year in July for its £15m reinvention. A solo show of which contemporary artist’s work featured as its opening exhibition?
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    8. Correct answer: Cornelia Parker
    9. 5.  In August Banksy announced a temporary art project called Dismaland would take over a derelict lido in which seaside town?
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    10. Correct answer: Weston-super-Mare
    11. 6.  Ai Weiwei was granted last-minute permission to travel by Chinese authorities which meant the artist was able to attend his solo exhibition at the RA. How long had he been unable to travel for?
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    12. Correct answer: 4 years
    13. 7.  In November, a painting entitled Nu couche (Reclining Nude) was sold for £113m; the second-highest price ever paid for a work sold at auction. Which artist was it by?
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    14. Correct answer: Amedeo Modigliani
    15. 8.  Bookies favourite Assemble won the 2015 Turner Prize, which Glasgow institution was it hosted at this year?
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    16. Correct answer: Tramway
    17. 9.  A secret portrait has allegedly been discovered under the surface of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Where does the masterpiece hang?
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    18. Correct answer: Louvre, Paris

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