What is Painting? - Definition, Evolution & Major Artists


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What do Van Gogh and Vermeer have in common?

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1. What do Carravagio and Vermeer have in common?

2. What characteristic unites all types of painting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you check your understanding of the historical events in painting. Some painters you will need to be familiar with for the quiz include Van Gogh, Vermeer and Caravaggio.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Characteristics that unite all paintings
  • What Caravaggio and Vermeer have in common
  • The commonality between Van Gogh and Vermeer
  • The oldest kind of painting

Skills Practiced

You can use these tools to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the oldest type of painting
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding key figures in painting and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of painting

Additional Learning

To further examine the art of painting and its history, take a look at our lesson called What is Painting? - Definition, Evolution & Major Artists. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what a medium is
  • Define heliography
  • Review famous painters
  • Identify characteristics of abstraction and action painting