The Art Masterpiece Details ID Game

There's a handful of paintings - art masterpieces - that we've all seen hundreds of times, in books, on tv, in museums (if you're lucky), and of course online. But how much do you notice the full painting when you see the masterpiece? It's easy to focus on the subject, but how much do you look at the full picture: the edges, the corners, the details?

We've extracted some details out of some very famous paintings, and we'll give you some clues. How well do you know the actual paintings of these masterpiece details? Scroll down to play, and at the bottom, you can click to get your score, and then click on the link to visually see the answers - we will show you the details next to the full originals.


detail of American Gothic by Grant Wood

Which masterpiece painting features some plants on a front porch near a window?

Clue: the paintings listed below are by Georgia O'Keeffe, Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell

  • Lake George, Autumn
  • American Gothic
  • Summer Evening
  • Painting the Little House

detail of Sandro Botticelli Birth of Venus

Which masterpiece painting has flowers floating through the air over a body of water?

Clue: the paintings listed below are by Rembrandt, Titian, Sandro Botticelli, and Georges Seurrat

  • A Woman Bathing in a Stream
  • Venus of Urbino
  • The Birth of Venus
  • A Sunday Afternoon

detail of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Which masterpiece painting has a curving road cutting through a landscape near a body of water?

Clue: the paintings listed below are by Gustav Klimt, Edouard Manet, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.

  • The Kiss
  • Olympia
  • The Creation of Adam
  • Mona Lisa

detail of The Scream by Edvard Munch

We cropped this masterpiece painting detail to look somewhat abstract, and if we tell you what these details are, we think we would give away the answer, but also think there's enough visually to go on here.

Clue: the paintings listed below are by Edvard Munch, Paul Cezanne, Edward Hopper, and Hans Holbein the Younger.

  • The Scream
  • The Bathers
  • Nighthawks
  • The Ambassadors

detail of The Night Cafe by Vincent Van Gogh

Which masterpiece painting has an open doorway, a clock, and a cabinet with bottles and flowers?

Clue: the paintings listed below are by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri Matisse.

  • The Card Players
  • Nevermore
  • The Night Cafe
  • Harmony in Red

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Whether you got the questions right or wrong, we're sure you're going to want to see the details next to the original paintings here!

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