Friday, April 06, 2007

Can you pick a work of art over a fake?



Fake or work of Art? Test yourself now!

10 comments:

Greybishop said...

Ok, colour me stunned.
100%
I wouldn't have put money on more than 50%!

Sawsee said...

Excellent GB!

Did you check out the other quizzes? Jackson Pollack or bird droppings; monkey art; quotes....

I've read that Jackson Pollack originals are the hardest paintings to determine if they are fake or not...gee, I wonder why?

Greybishop said...

Didn't even notice the others!
I'll check it out.

Greybishop said...

Ok, I'm getting worried now.
100% on Pollock vs. Birds...

Greybishop said...

Ok, that's more like it.
67% on Famous vs. Unknown.
Who knew that Churchill could paint?
Or that Renoir did stuff that didn't quite seem...finished?
Or that Pissarro's stuff looks so...paint by numberish?
I totally missed Cezanne. My bad.

Greybishop said...

And finally, 83% on Artist vs. Ape.
I blew one of them when I rethought it.
I like the Pollock picture in this quiz.

Lady-in-Gray said...

Only 58% for me.

And this from a girl who owns more Art than she has wall-space for....

Sawsee said...

Hi Lady! I didn't do as well as GB either! He must have the ability to channel all the artists.

Have you tried the other quizes? (How do you spell the plural of quiz!?) Quizs? Quizzes? More than one quiz!

Greybishop! You are amazing! I did do well on the Pollock versus bird droppings though!

Lady-in-Gray said...

OK, I tried two more of the quizzes and did a little better on those. I'm still no genius, though.

67% on Artist/Ape
83% on Pollock/Birds

Greybishop said...

The Pollock vs. Birds was easiest.
The bird "art" seems fuzzy. Pollock's stuff, while chaotic, is very sharp.
The ape vs. artist was a similar "logic" puzzle.
The artists stuff (Pollock's most of all) had structure. The Ape tends to paint multiple colours over top of each other in the same space, where the artist fills the canvas with purpose.
As for the first one where I got 100, I just looked at it from the "is it trying to speak to me" perspective. Amateurs tend to try to force meaning into a picture, rather than letting it flow out of it.