If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then countless artworks throughout history have said a lot to viewers about some important social, political and global issues. Test your art activism chops with the quiz below and see which ones have stood out to make an impact.
0 of 9 questions completed
Test your knowledge of art activism throughout history.
You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again.
Quiz is loading...
You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz.
You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz:
0 of 9 questions answered correctly
Time has elapsed
Which issues has famed British street artist Banksy addressed in his art:
All of the above. Since the1990s, Banksy’s striking murals have highlighted a range of global and cultural issues.
Yoko Ono and John Lennon made a global statement for peace in 1969 with performance art in Amsterdam and Montreal. They:
Following earlier activism-related pieces in her career as an artist, Yoko Ono and her new husband John Lennon staged a “Bed-in for peace.” The pair invited press from around the world to their hotel room to call attention to the senselessness of the Vietnam war and discuss the importance of world peace.
In the 1960s, American artist Norman Rockwell made a controversial statement with a series of paintings depicting what theme?
Civil rights. Rockwell’s depictions of school desegregation, community racial integration and the murders of civil rights workers in Mississippi earned both praise and criticism in the 1960s.
A famously grim grey, black and white painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in the late 1930s is widely considered a form of art activism. It addresses:
Horrors of war. Many believe “Guernica” was a political statement made by Picasso after Germany bombed the Spanish town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
The now-iconic red, white and blue “Hope” poster featuring Barrack Obama’s likeness made a political splash during the 2008 Presidential race, yet was created independently of his campaign. The artist who created it was:
Shepard Fairey. The Obama campaign eventually embraced the symbol and worked with the up-and-coming street artist to tweak messaging.
The celebrated woodcut and printmaking artist Antonio Frasconi tackled which themes in his artwork?
Antonio Frasconi’s famous wood cuts addressed social injustices of racism, war and poverty. Early works were anti-Hitler and Franco, while later ones commented on Vietnam War.
American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky created a “Molecule Man” series of 100-foot aluminum installations in the late 1970s, highlighting the fact that mankind is mutually made up of molecules of mostly water and air.
Borofsky’s statue in the Spree River at the Berlin Wall site where many lost their lives attempt to cross over to West Germany depicts three figures united in the middle, making up the molecules of our shared civilization.
Through her drawings and paintings in the 1940s, artist Estelle Ishigo depicted scenes of:
Following the Japanese attack on Peal Harbor in 1941, over one hundred thousand Japanese-Americans were forcibly placed in “protective custody” in internment camps. An American of non-Japanese decent, Estelle Ishigo, went with her husband willingly and documented the racial injustice through her art.
Keith Haring, an American street artist born in the late 1950s, used his talents to promote awareness of which of the following:
Starting out in the subways of New York City, Keith Haring became recognized for supporting human rights causes across the globe through his art, but succumbed to HIV-related complications in 1990.
This is was interesting. I saw it mainly described near World War II.
it shouldn’t be illegal it teaches kids a lesson
I’m saying yes but only parents should be Abel to spank their own kids
His pictures rock they all tell a story be hind it. We should see the story he is saying
Hi, Cool that draws!
I think that spanking children should be illegal because it is child abuse parents are putting their hands on a child and hurting them I know this from experience my dad spanks me and it really hurts
I think spanking should be illegal because it is child abuse parents are putting there hands on a child and hurting them I know this from experience because I’m a child that gets spanked by my dad and it really hurts
I think spanking should be illegal because it is child abuse parents are putting there hands on a child and hurting them I know this because I’m a child that gets spanked by my dad and it really hurts like I said it is child abuse because you are hurting the child