Which Van Gogh Best Reflects Your Soul?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Which Van Gogh Best Reflects Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

One of the world's most beloved and recognized artists, Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works of art before passing away at age 37. With bold and colorful brush strokes, Van Gogh created some of the most iconic and popular paintings in the art world. After we examine the canvas of your soul, we'll know which of Van Gogh's masterpieces best reflects your inner spiritual world. 

Although Van Gogh did not enjoy success within his lifetime, he is considered one of the modern masters. It's impossible to look at one of his paintings without feeling the emotion behind them. From the bright, melancholic yellow used in "Sunflowers" to the vivid swirls of "Starry Night," Van Gogh painted with an expression that seems to leap off the easel. Once we figure out your true colors, we'll know which of his paintings you are most like.

As you go through our questions, think of your answers like brushstrokes and try to paint the portrait of yourself you want us to see. When we get the whole picture and see how you've framed yourself, we'll let you know which work of art best represents you and your conscientiousness. Are you as bright as "Irises," or are you as humble as "The Potato Eaters?" Dip your brush in our palette and find out! 


Do you try to visit a lot of art museums?
I have only been to a couple.
I go to the bigger museums when I'm on vacation.
I could live in a museum.
I only go to museums for special exhibitions.

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Are you more creative, analytical or logical?
I'm a little of all three.
Everyone would tell you that I'm more logical.
I will take the prize for analytical thinking.
I am one of the most creative people I know.

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Other than Van Gogh, which famous artist do you enjoy the most?
Picasso
Monet
Rembrandt
Pollack

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Which type of flower do you find most beautiful?
Rose
Lily
Iris
Daisy

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Do you prefer oil paintings or acrylic paintings?
I really don't know the difference between them.
I like the depth in oil paintings a lot more.
It depends on the individual painting.
My eye is more pleased with acrylic paintings.

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In your opinion, what makes Van Gogh's paintings unique?
They are vibrant.
The composition is always interesting.
The brushstrokes show a lot of movement.
The thickness of the paint is striking.

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Which artsy city would you most like to visit?
Amsterdam
Paris
New York City
Mexico City

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Have you ever taken an art class?
My whole life is a work of art.
I've never taken any art classes.
I have taken a few community classes.
I used to study art.

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Which trait do you think you might have in common with an artist?
I am rather intuitive.
I'm not sure I have any traits in common with artists.
I do possess a lot of inventiveness.
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.

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Do you view street art as beauty or vandalism?
I believe that all art is beautiful.
It depends on the subject matter.
I like a lot of graffiti.
Most of it is just vandalism.

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Are you drawn to warmer or cooler colors?
I'm drawn to a lot of cooler colors like blue.
I'm attracted to neutral shades like beige.
My eye drifts toward warmer colors like orange.
I really don't have a preference when it comes to color.

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Using only one word, how would your friends describe your mindset?
Relaxed
Uptight
Ambitious
Humble

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Which of Van Gogh's lesser-known paintings would you like to own?
"Roses and Peonies"
"Still Life with Thistles"
"White Roses"
"The Schoolboy"

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If you could ask Van Gogh a question, which one would it be?
"Why did you cut off your ear?"
"How can I paint like you?"
"Did you know that some of your paints contained lead?"
"How did you stay so inspired all the time?"

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Which of Van Gogh's former jobs are you best cut out to try?
School teacher
Bookstore clerk
Lay preacher
Art dealer

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Do you have any siblings as close as Theo Van Gogh?
I don't have any siblings.
I'm very close with my sibling(s).
I have siblings, but we're not that close.
I don't know anything about Van Gogh's brother.

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If you were to paint a self-portrait, what vibe would it have?
I would hope for it to be a whimsical painting.
I would want to look serious in my self-portrait.
I would like to appear as regal as royalty.
I'm sure it would have that "straight out of kindergarten" vibe.

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Are you a fan of comic books and graphic novels?
I'm a fan of most art forms.
I like graphic novels more than cartoons.
I like cartoons more than both.
I'm a huge fan of comic books.

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Have you ever been told that you are insane?
It's one of my partner's favorite sayings.
People know me better than to think I'm insane.
I've heard it a time or 12.
I would be insulted by being called insane.

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If your name was Vincent, which nickname would you prefer to be called?
Vinnie
Vince
Vin
I don't like nicknames.

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What do you see when you look at Van Gogh's self-portrait?
I see Van Gogh, duh.
I see a deeply feeling individual.
I see a lot of depth and wisdom.
I can't get past the ear part.

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Would you prefer to take a walk in a French village or a Dutch tulip field?
May I have both, please?
I have always dreamed of visiting the tulip fields.
A French village sounds like my cup of tea.
Actually, I would rather walk the streets of London.

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Which modern artist do you think is most talented?
Banksy
Andy Warhol
Frida Kahlo
Georgia O'Keefe

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Which emotion do you feel when you look at Van Gogh's "Irises?"
Confusion
Inspiration
Joy
Serenity

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What do you find admirable about those who choose to be artists?
Artists show have the ability to hold up commitments.
They are never afraid to walk a different path.
Artists are always youthful and curious.
They are always looking at the world through a different lens.

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If you could take one lesson from a famous artist, which one would it be?
Bob Ross
Salvador Dali
Leonardo Da Vinci
Vincent Van Gogh

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Van Gogh was never married -- have you ever walked down the aisle?
I would rather not remember it.
I haven't been married either.
I'm currently married.
Marriage is not in my foreseeable future, but someday.

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If you attended a paint and wine night, what would the instructor say to you?
"Oh, look. That's interesting."
"It's as creative as fake flowers."
"You should take my advanced class."
"Let's just make you my assistant for the evening."

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How do you think Van Gogh would feel about music videos?
I think they would freak him out.
I'm sure he would be fascinated by them.
He would find them horrifying.
I think he would be disappointed with videos until he saw a classic film.

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What subject would you have liked to see Van Gogh paint?
Angels
Robots
Nude portraits
Machinery

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