Saturday, December 08, 2007

Painting Quiz

Here's a little weekend teaser for you.

Who painted these two pictures of boats?




Update 12 Dec
Clue #1: Both pictures are painted by the same person.
Clue #2: The person is famous but not for being a painter.

Update #2
Congratulations to tugster for working out that the painter (of both paintings) was Winston Churchill. I found them in a quiz in which you have to guess which of 10 paintings were by Churchill and which by another World War ll leader and sometime painter, Adolf Hitler.


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

gaugin and rembrandt?

Tillerman said...

Not Gaugin or Rembrandt

JP said...

Cool quiz!

Any chance of seeing them larger?

Tillerman said...

Nice try JP. I know you just want to be able to read the signatures on the paintings!

Team Gherkin said...

The bottom one might be Constable...?!?
Cyalayta
Mal :)

tillerman said...

Sorry Mal. Not Constable.

JP said...

You could hide the signature if you like - its just its hard to see the style with something that small.

Bottom one looks a bit Turner-esq

tillerman said...

I agree with you, But no, not Turner.

PeconicPuffin said...

contemporary of van gogh, if not monoear himself.

I'm guessing, inspired by my first reaction.

tillerman said...

Not Van Gogh, or really a contemporary of his except in the most literal sense that their lives did overlap a few years.

Carol Anne said...

Looks like Monet to me.

tillerman said...

Not Monet.

OK. Here's a clue. Both paintings are actually by the same person.

Turinas said...

This is doing my head-in. Please tell me it wasn't you

tillerman said...

It wasn't me.

tugster said...

both by same famous non-painter who was born slightly before 1890 . . . i'm guessing a politician, writer, or musician, winston churchill? gertrude stein, stravinski? give us another clue.

tillerman said...

Getting warm tugster...

Another clue: this person always considered themselves an amateur painter but last year one of their paintings sold for £612,800 at Sotheby's.

tugster said...

so does the painter pose himself with cigars and flip the bird and pointer finger? did he fight in the boer war? was he inspiration to maggie trasher?

tillerman said...

Well done tugster, you got it.

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