Which Artistic Style Reflects Your Soul?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Which Artistic Style Reflects Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

When an artist learns a medium, if that artist is lucky, they find a style appropriate to their character. Only then they reach their true potential. If you were you an artist, what style would be right for you?
When you see a scene of perfect natural beauty, what does it make you feel?
It warms my soul
It makes me want to throw a bucket of paint at a wall
It makes me want to paint right then and there
It makes me want to put something out there and look at it in this light
When you see someone sitting just so, and it looks like a painting made flesh, what impulse do you feel?
Draw it now
Write down how it makes me feel
Capture the flow of the form in my pad, but leave out the details
Look at the subject from another angle
What are still life paintings?
A way for the patron to show their wealth
Lame
A good yardstick for skill
An interesting experiment

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What is your preferred perspective on a subject?
Show the personality of the individual through naturalism
Interpret the individual through abstract forms
Re-interpret the natural form of the individual without line, using only color
Break apart the aspects of the subject and reform them in a new order, showing all relevant sides at once
What contemporary artist do you admire?
Fran├žois Fressinier
Frank Stella
Trisha Adams
Henry Villierme
How do you feel when you sit down to be creative?
Happy
Wild
Passionate to the point of pain
Smug

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What is the primary feature of painting?
Two dimensional representation of a three dimensional object in space
Paint
Color
An illusion meant to illustrate an idea about a thing, in two dimensions
How should color be used?
In as natural a way as possible
Liberally
In place of line
Monochromatically
What are shapes?
How we see the world
Best made large, brilliant, and flat
Artificial distinctions that are left to the artist to deconstruct and rebuild on the canvas
Best shattered and reassembled in a way that makes the artist pleased

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Representational art is...?
The highest form of art
Totally pedestrian
Fine, so long as the artist provides a unique perspective
Limited for most artists
J. M. W. Turner was...?
Amazing
Not bad for his style
A genius
A bit dull
Rothko was...?
Boring
Awesome
Good at using color
A sellout

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Manet was...?
Talented
Tame
A genius
Not good enough to eclipse Monet
Georges Braque was...?
That guy people confuse Picasso with sometimes
A painter
A Frenchman
Awesome
What is your favorite brush?
Philbert
A broom
A one-inch brush
My fingers

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What type of paint do you prefer?
Oils
Any and all
Watercolors
Oil pastels
Do you have much respect for the Renaissance artists?
Total respect
They were breaking new ground, so yes
They were stuck working for some terrible people
They bore me
The art establishment is...?
The establishment for a reason
Dumb
Shortsighted
Unable to think for itself

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The best period for the creation of fine art was...?
The Renaissance
The late 1940s
The late 1800s
The early 20th century
What is "divisionism"?
It's the same as pointilism
It sounds like an album from the 1980s
A sure fire way to go insane
Busting your butt the wrong way around
What was the primary quality attributed to the Carivaggisti?
Spotlighting
Slavery to an old man
Gently pushing what they knew
They bore me

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Hieronymus Bosch was...?
Crazy
Awesome
Odd
Just scratching the surface
Who is your favorite artist of all time?
Raphael
Jackson Pollock
Manet
Alexandra Nechita
Other than paintings on two dimensional surfaces, what other art interests you?
Sculpture
Digital art
Industrial design
Fusion jazz

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Do you think pop art is respectable?
No
No, and that's why I like it
I have little interest in it
Yes
Are you willing to sell out?
Hell, yes
Hell, no
No
Yes
How much of the business part of the art business are you interested in?
I want to be commercial
I don't care at all
I hate it
I love it

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What is your favorite kind of music?
Orchestral
Alternative
Big band
Jazz
What is your favorite film genre?
Fantasy
Video art
French New Wave
Science fiction
What kind of authors are your favorites?
The Romantics
The Beat poets
The Victorians
The Dadaists

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