Iconic Painters to Guess (Pt. 1 of 3)

Our Iconic TV series (which we’d like to thank everyone for visiting/commenting on etc.) left us with a feeling that we still have more to do with this idea and today we present what we actually did. Instead of TV series this time we coded a famous painter through three icons. We realize this might not be so exciting for people who are not into art history but for us this was challenging in a good way and satisfying.

The posters come in three installments, first one this week.

Highlight white text under each poster to read the answer.

Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

Johan Vermeer (1632–1675)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944)

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)

René Magritte (1898–1967)

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)

And here is part two and part three.

(Also, humble thank you to WordPress for featuring us on Freshly Pressed and to everyone enjoying and commenting.)

The posters are available in our Society6 store, both as prints and other products.

    • Thank you and thanks for sharing, it’s great!

  1. Reblogged this on brainlesspickings and commented:
    There are three parts to this and I didn’t do especially well at guessing. Oops.

  2. Reblogged this on poprj108 and commented:
    Great work that need to be shared!

  3. tiziano said:

    warhol-vermeer-van gogh-david-mondrian-kahlo-magritte-pollock

  4. Anonymous said:

    May 5 Miro??

  5. Reblogged this on Miss Lilly Bee and commented:
    This is a must do for all Art enthusiasts… If only teachers made tests this fun!

  6. Anonymous said:

    van gogh

    • jess said:

      Kahlo is the one you are missing

  7. I love this. Got all except Vermeer. I kicked myself! Looking forward to Parts II and III…

  8. esrauner said:

    I didn’t get the 4th.. so good!

  9. I recognized most of them, though could only accurately place the artist on two 😦 I’ve had a lot more experience with the works of Warhol and Van Gogh, so it makes sense. 😀

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  10. theyellowranger said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I missed two of them but the icons seemed vaguely familiar. When I highlighted them it was like DUH! Ahhh, I miss my Art History classes at university. Great post. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  11. Excellent solo fun – very cool idea/imagery . These would make great T-shirts/wallpaper etc. I got five correct. Do please check out my autoBLOGography! Thom.

  12. Loved this post! Def. my favorite one by far is the René Magritte – amazing how just an apple, pipe and men’s hat can lead one to make instant associations!

  13. Didn’t get Frida Kahlo though in hindsight, should have, I suppose. Nice fun game!

    • Zhoen said:

      Not enough color, I suspect. I missed it as well.

  14. umanbn said:

    Thanks I like that…I got them all except Kahlo and Vermeer………will look forward top the next ones. Must have been fun to try and reduce a masters work to a some simple graphic symbols..?!

  15. Reblogged this on Summer Solstice Musings and commented:
    This is cool. The first one cracked me up because it reminded me of that scene on MIB 3 “Get me out of here. I’m tired of painting bananas!!”

  16. This was great fun,
    what a good idea, like playing Pictionary on one’s own.

  17. Reblogged this on littlebrent and commented:
    Thank re:blog for this post on iconic painters! Test your knowledge.

  18. A very cool way to hide the answers. The art is different.

  19. I love seeing creative imaginations. Clever stuff.

  20. KL said:

    Great T-shirt design ideas!

  21. Impybat said:

    These are awesome!

  22. Helen said:

    This is such a fun idea, love it!

  23. Claudia said:

    I really like these minimalist posters (especially the last one). Got half of them right!

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  24. simple sustenance said:

    Very nice! Love it.

  25. Sarah D. said:

    Very clever! I also like the way the answer is hidden and so easily exposed. Well done!

  26. Art at it’s best .Best regards. Jalal Michael

  27. SK said:

    this is fantastic.

  28. this is brilliant.. it was fun going through the links!!great work..looking forward tot he other installments:)

  29. 4myskin said:

    I only got two of them…but I’m pretty proud of myself for those two! 😀

  30. Reblogged this on Odds And Sods and commented:
    I had so much fun with these, they are so brilliantly done that I just wanted to spread the word. Enjoy!

    • Sorry! The silly spellchecker: it was reblogging it, of course

  31. Brilliant!!! I love it, it’s really a great idea

  32. musicXclopedia said:

    wow..its cool

    • I’m sure there are way more things to say about this but I’ll say one thing….stoning!

  33. mevrouwhoning said:

    These are great! Brought me back to my college days – art & architecture history lectures. Surprisingly, I guessed most of them.

  34. This was so fun. Loved it. I was totally stumped on the Frida, but once I knew the answer it made sense. Cant wait for the next set!

  35. Fantastic! These are really neat ways of showing an artists’ themes. I’ve seen this minimalism style for movies, but not for art before. Very cool!

  36. Rogue Honeybadger said:

    Love this post! 🙂

  37. Next Stop, Willoughby said:

    Some of my favorites were in there. Yay! That was fun. Thanks!

  38. nmbpro said:

    Loved this one. Thanks for the art history class refresher.

  39. I didn’t get the sixth one down, I feel stupid now because the first clue is such a good one too! Doh.

  40. I got them all except for David – I was thinking Ingres. Oh well, I was never very strong on that period.

      • That’s okay, we just wanted to warn people. The answers are in white under the posters.

  41. artdone said:

    van Gogh
    2 – don’t know 😦
    But very good one!

    • NVRSLPS said:

      vermeer and khalo

      • artdone said:

        Nice 😉

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