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Why is Andromeda waiting for her man? The great British art quiz | Art and design


This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues, by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The gallery has more than 18,000 items in its collection, ranging from objects reflecting the history and geology of the Black Country to artworks and decorative objects from across the centuries. It is particularly known for its British and American pop art, its Northern Ireland collection and artwork linked to the British black arts movement.

You can see art from Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Art UK here. Find out more on the collection’s website here.

This painting by 18th-century artist Johann Zoffany depicts a scene from a play called The Provoked Wife, which was performed 95 times at which London theatre?

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has one of the biggest collections of pop art in the UK, including this work by Pauline Boty. Who is the subject of the painting?

The rich furnishing and fabrics in this painting by Thomas Gainsborough display the wealth and status of the sitter, Sir Edward Turner. Which of the following was a famous furniture designer of the 1700s?

This bronze statue, Adam, is by Sir Charles Wheeler, one of the most eminent sculptors to train at Wolverhampton School of Art in the early 1900s. Which famous London building is adorned with his work?

Alfred Munnings is celebrated for his skill as an equestrian artist, demonstrated in this work, The Ford. He is also known for his outspoken views on modernism. Which artist did he disparage during his 1949 valedictory speech as president of the Royal Academy of Arts?

This abstract work by Lubaina Himid alludes to the interweaving of European and African migrant cultures. Himid was one of the artists associated with the British black arts movement in the 1980s, which has its roots in Wolverhampton. Which major prize was awarded to her in 2017?

Local artist Edwin Butler Bayliss captured the gritty reality of the Black Country industrial landscape. In 2011, Butler Bayliss was one of the artists to feature in an episode of the BBC series, A Picture of Britain. Who presented this series?

This work by Sara Wells Page was one of the first works by a woman artist to be acquired by Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The painting depicts Andromeda, daughter of the King of Ethiopia in Greek mythology, who was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster. Luckily, she was rescued by a hero. Which one?


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