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Quiz: Can You Spot The Errors In These Copies Of Famous Paintings?
By Mikelle Leow, 27 Sep 2021
Composite images via Wikimedia Commons (public domain) and Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Are you as familiar with the world’s most recognizable paintings as you think you are? There’s a chance you have an idea of what the art looks like, but things could get blurry when it comes to recalling specific details.
Created by Audrey Engvalson of BuzzFeed, this entertaining quiz features minor edits you could have sworn were in iconic paintings. Your art history knowledge is challenged further as you also have to remember—or guess—the names of the masterpieces and their artists.
Who knows? You might have a knack at identifying counterfeits.
Here’s a taster, with slight tweaks inspired by the original quiz. See if you spotted the alterations by taking the test here.
Composite image of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Composite image of James McNeill Whistler’s ‘Whistler’s Mother’ via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)
Composite image of Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ via Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
[via BuzzFeed, images via various sources]
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