20 Hints How to Recognize the Works of Famous Painters and Painting Styles

    20 Hints How to Recognize the Works of Famous Painters and Painting Styles
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    5:19 PM EDT, August 2, 2022, updated: 12:55 PM EDT, August 3, 2022

    Mary McGillivray is an Australian art expert who, using her social media, promotes fine art. Her amusing videos teach you how to recognize some masterpieces and match them to particular historical periods. Below you will find 20 pictures and hints how they could be quickly identified.

    #1 If there are some rich people playing outsider, this must be rococo

    Fragonard
    Fragonard

    #2 If everything looks chaotic and everyone stumbles in the darkness with just one emergency light on, this is Caravaggio

    Caravaggio
    Caravaggio

    #3 If at least one person looks at you as if they were some important civil servants, this is Diego Velázquez

    Velázquez
    Velázquez

    #4 If you are getting an impression that you need a new pair of glasses to see everything clearly, this must be impressionism

    Monet
    Monet

    #5 If everything looks like a random pile of loose drawers, this is cubism

    Picasso
    Picasso

    #6 If the picture reminds you of a nightmare you once had, this is surrealism

    Dalí
    Dalí

    #7 If everyone in the picture, including women, looks like they spent way too much time working out, this is Michelangelo

    Michelangelo
    Michelangelo

    #8 If it looks like a Rembrandt’s portrait, this is Rembrandt

    Rembrandt
    Rembrandt

    #9 If the women look furious, this is Gentileschi

    Gentileschi
    Gentileschi

    #10 If it all looks like a combination of idealized country life and a pin-up styled girl, this is secession

    Mucha
    Mucha

    #11 If the character is a blonde girl and her face is perfectly the same, it is Botticelli

    Botticelli
    Botticelli

    #12 If it is not finished, it is probably DaVinci

    Da Vinci
    Da Vinci

    #13 If it looks like a school nativity play where everyone wears colorful togas, this is Giotto

    Bondone
    Bondone

    #14 If it looks like an amateur theater performance, this is neoclassicism

    David
    David

    #15 If it looks like a successful game of Tetris, it is a Mondrian

    Mondrian
    Mondrian

    #16 If there are more naked people than you will see on a nude beach, this is a Rubens

    Rubens
    Rubens

    #17 If it looks like a scene from Madaline adventures (a character from children’s books) it is a Dufy

    Dufy
    Dufy

    #18 If it shows ugly children, it was painted in middle ages

    Daddi
    Daddi

    #19 If it looks like a very intimate part of female body, this is certainly an O’Keeffe

    O’Keeffe
    O’Keeffe

    #20 If you can feel an overwhelmingly furious male ego, this is German romanticism

    Friedrich
    Friedrich
    You can find more hints written by Mary on her website
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