The next event in the Art With a Twist series at the Gibbes Museum of Art is an antiques walk Wednesday along lower King Street.

Seems like a perfect time for some art trivia.

Current Head2Head champ Aaron “Rat” Barse is being challenged by Carrie Miller, who works in retail.


1. This artist “frenemy” of Vincent van Gogh worked as a laborer on the Panama Canal.

2. How many years was da Vinci’s famous “Mona Lisa” painting missing after it was stolen from The Louvre in 1911?

3. What year did the Gibbes Museum of Art open to the public?

4. What was the first word Picasso spoke?

5. The painting “The Persistence of Memory” has melting watches in it. Who’s the artist?

6. Name the painter who was married to the Mexican artist Diego Rivera.

7. What was the principal art form in Colonial South Carolina?

8. Who painted “The Scream”?

9. Which American artist is still alive: Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg?

10. Who painted “Nighthawks”?


1. So glad I did a bunch of research on him: Gauguin

2. I know there is some controversy about if it actually did return, and I know he painted multiples, but I don’t know how many years the original disappeared for.

3. 1960s?

4. Art

5. Salvador Dali

6. Frida Kahlo

7. Oil paint?

8. Ed Munch

9. Rauschenberg

10. I really should know this, but I don’t.


1. I remember reading he was friends with Paul Gauguin.

2. This is a guess, but 10 years.

3. Sometime in the ’20s?

4. Paint, but whatever the Spanish word is.

5. I’ve seen a picture of it but can’t think who painted it.

6. Frida Kahlo

7. Sculpture?

8. Oh, the painting that’s like what the kid in “Home Alone” does. I don’t know.

9. Johns?

10. Wyeth maybe.


Aaron makes it two in a row. He’ll be back next week to attempt three wins in a row.

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1. Paul Gauguin

2. Two years

3. 1905

4. “Piz,” short for “lapiz,” which is the Spanish word for pencil

5. Salvador Dali

6. Frida Kahlo

7. Portraiture

8. Edvard Munch

9. Jasper Johns

10. Edward Hopper