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  • Thames and Hudson quiz winners

    Wed, 08 Jul 2009 03:38

    Back in May we ran a competition with our pals from the art publisher Thames & Hudson.

    We asked twenty tricky questions (answers to which are below) and the winner was to win a complete set of all 20 of Thames & Hudson's specially-jacketed Anniversary editions (worth £388) with three runners each receiving a copy of the special hardback edition of the seminal T&H title Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection.

    Well, now we can announce that the winner was Linda Wiles from Bath, and Natalie Henderson from Gravesend, Roger Clark from Sudbury and Lorraine Brook from Devon were each runners-up. Congratulations! And thanks so much to everyone who entered.

    The answers:

    • What medium is used to create the drawings within Henry Moore's Sheep sketchbook? Ballpoint Pen
    • Which short lived Artistic Movement (1905-1907) had the following artists as its leaders, Henri Matisse and Andre Derain? Fauvism
    • Which artist created the controversial work entitled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living? Damien Hirst
    • What is the name of the colour the artist Yves Klein famously invented? International Klein Blue
    • Which city is the original Book of Kells kept? Dublin
    • Which supermodel was nicknamed The Body? Elle Macpherson
    • Where is the Famous Derek Jarman's Garden? Dungeness, Kent
    • Which Renaissance artist created the Fresco, The Last Judgement, in the Sistine Chapel? Michelangelo
    • Which year was the Sensation exhibition first shown in london? 1997
    • In 2004, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win which prestigous prize for architecture? The Pritzker Prize
    • What is the name of the great modern artist who created the work entitled Fountain out of an urinal? Marcel Duchamp
    • The Lovers' Whirlwind by William Blake is an illustration for which book in Dante's Divine Comedy? Inferno
    • The author of the book Secret Knowledge also painted the famous A Bigger Splash, what is his name? David Hockney
    • Some of the world's greatest cave art can be found in the caves at Lascaux, but which country are they in? France
    • In which year was the London Eye completed? 1999
    • Where is Manolo Blahnik's flagship store? Old Church Street, Chelsea, London
    • Which sportswear company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Philip Knight in 1972? Nike Inc
    • Which band famously associated with Factory Records released Unknown Pleasures as their debut album? Joy Division
    • The first Proms concert was held at the Queen's Hall in Langham Palace but what year was it? 1895
    • Which British Graffiti Artist famously put one of their own works in the Britsh Museum's Roman Britain Collection? Banksy

     

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