The Biography of Oswaldo Guayasamin
by Antoinette Kisluk
| 20 Questions
1 pt
Oswaldo Guayasamín was ______________.
A a Bolivian painter
B an Ecuadorian painter
C an Ecuadorian painter, sculptor and muralist
D a Peruvian artist.
1 pt
Guayasaminín’s later artwork depicts___________
A beautiful and spacious landscapes
B the pain and suffering of humans
C the elite and aristocratic classes
D the joys and achievements of mankind.
1 pt
The predominant style in which Guayasamín painted his later artworks of social commentary was:
A cubism
B abstract
C moderism
D expressionism
1 pt
For most of his artistic career, Guayasamín’s works and paintings were influenced by the _______ School.
A Indigenous
B Spanish
C South American
D Latino
1 pt
Guayasamín’s first art show caused a scandal due to its……..
A praise of social conditions in Ecuador.
B denunciation of politicians in Ecuador.
C denunciation of social problems in Ecuador.
D praise of cultural achievements in Ecuador.
1 pt
Guayasamín moved to ____________ where he worked with the muralist _________.
A Spain / El Greco
B Spain / Picasso
C Chile / Pablo Neruda
D Mexico / Orozco
1 pt
Guayasamín had a friendship in the 1940’s with the Chilean singer, Pablo Neruda.
1 pt
Guayasamín’s family played the most important role in his formation as an artist, sculptor and muralist.
1 pt
For less than a year, Guayasamín spent time in the ____________ where he studied the artwork of the Spanish painters ___________ and ____________.
A United States / Goya / Salvador Dalí
B United States / El Greco / Picasso
C United States / El Greco / Goya
D United States / Picasso / Salvador Dalí
1 pt
Guayasamín made a large journey through numerous South American countries where he took notes and started his work _______________.
A La edad de la ira
B Homenaje al hombre americano
C Huacayñán, El Camino de Llanto
D Historia del Hombre y la Cultura
1 pt
In the late 1960’s Guayasamín’s painting series “La Edad de la Ira, consisted of 260 canvases grouped thematically as…..
A Hands, Arms, The Face of Man, Concentration Camps, Women Laughing.
B Hands, Heads, The Body of Man, Concentration Camps , Women Crying.
C Feet, Heads, The Face of Man, Concentration Camps , Women Crying.
D Hands, Heads, The Face of Man, Concentration Camps , Women Crying.
1 pt
In 1973 Guayasamín was named vice-president and later president of the House of Culture in Quito, Ecuador.
1 pt
In 1971 Guaysamín dedicated a monumental sculpture entitled ___________ in the city of Guayaquil.
A La Edad de la Ira
B La Patria Joven
C Homenaje al hombre americano
D Historia del Hombre y la Cultura
1 pt
In the late 1950’s, Guayasamín realized 2 important murals, known as “The discovery of the
Amazon River and History of Man and Culture..
1 pt
In the late 1980’s, Guayasamín completed 2 other significant murals, known as…..
A Ecuador and Spain-Hispanoamerica
B Ecuador and Latinamerica
C Ecuador and the Amazon
D Ecuador and the American man
1 pt
In his paintings, Guayasamín always denounced with conviction, the horrors, disasters and dramas of man.
1 pt
The term "Bellas Artes" can best be defined as....
A "Handsome Arts"
B "Pretty Arts"
C "Beautiful Arts"
D "Fine Arts"
1 pt
In 1960, Guayasamin received the Grand Prize of Honor which marks the...
A beginning his Latin American art career and notoriety.
B beginning his North American art career and notoriety.
C beginning his international art career and notoriety.
D beginning his South American art career and notoriety.

1 pt
Guayasamin died in Ecuador in 1999.
1 pt
In 1981, Ecuador recognized Guayasamin's achievements in art by..
A creating the Guayasamin Museum.
B creating the Guayasamin Foundation.
C creating the Guayasamin House.
D creating the Grayasamin Society.
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