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1. What is common among the three painters: Raphael, van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec ?

2. The world's longest tapestry is 338 feet long. What is the name of this masterpiece?

3. One of the world's oldest known sculpture is about 25,000 years. How tall is it ?: A. taller than 2 feet, B. 1 foot, C. 6 inches, D. less then 2 inches.
4. The 12th century Church of Saint-Savin is called by many as the Romanesque Sistine Chapel. It is famous because of its: A. architecture, B. sculpture, C. paintings, D. all of the three.

5. Who was this artist? His painting of a horse with his rider brought him unusual fame when he was 19, but it was the horse who caused his death at the age of 33.

6. Constance Mayer (1775-1821), an artist herself, cut her throat with the master's razor, Jeanne Hébuterne (1898-1920), committed suicide the day after the artist's death, Camille Claudel (1864-1943), an accomplished sculptress, became insane of despair. Who were the men, loved by those women artists?

7. Once upon a time there were three young brothers, they worked and died together in 1416. Their work left unfinished. In spite of that it is usually referred to as "the king of the manuscript illumination". Who were these three great artists?

8. There are only 36 known canvases from this celebrated Baroque artist. One of the smallest of them can be seen in the Louvre. It seems that the size did not bother neither Renoir or Dali, who  were fascinated by this picture. What is its name?

9. Perhaps he was the greatest non-Italian artist of the Renaissance. He painted three self portraits which are displayed in the following museums: Louvre (Paris), Prado (Madrid), and Alte Pinakothek (Munich). Who was this great artist?

10. He wanted to be a painter but ended as a designer and brought vivacity into the French Typography. You have just read one of his many creations the "Mistral" script   based on his own handwriting. Who was this gifted man?



     You can find answers to all this questions and enter the wonderful world of arts by collecting the French Art Series and by using "The World of Masterpieces". 
     The UPDATE 2000 is already available, offering several updated pages,
four new pages with the year 2000 paintings, added a new index and pages dealing with Scott and Yvert & Tellier numbers.

For more information please contact by e-mail: Francis Kolarits

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