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Las Meninas

1: In which year did Velasquez  paint this painting?


2: What does "las Meninas" mean?

Asmall princess
Cladies in waiting

3: Who is the painter represented on the left?

A Peter Paul Rubens
B Velasquez himself
C an anonymous painter of the court
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4: The cross that the painter has on his chest is that of the knights of:

Athe Order of the Garter
Bthe Order of Malta
Cthe Order of Calatrava

5: What is the painter painting in the painting?

Athe royal children
Ba still life
Ca portrait of the royal couple

6: Who are the characters reflected in the mirror?

Atwo servants
Bthe king Philippe IV and his wife Marie-Anne of Austria
Cit is  a window and not  a mirror

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7: Who is the fair young girl to whom another girl offers an earthenware jar?

Athe infante Maribarbola
Bthe infante Maria Teresa
Cthe infante Margarita

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8: To what criticism does the term "game of mirrors" refer to in this painting?

AThere is a mirror which represents the reflected image and another which
reflects the whole painting, so that the viewer can include himself like a character in the painting.
BThe table reflects what there is on the other side of the mirror.
CIt is the mirror at the bottom which attracts the eye.

9: Apart from the painting which is with the Museum of the Prado in Madrid,
there is a second version (probably painted by Velasquez itself) at the:

ABritish Museum, London
BMuseum of the Hermitage, Saint-Petersbourg
CKingston House, Dorset

10: Which artist of the 20th century is particularly interested in the geometric
composition and painted many versions of this painting?

AGeorge Directs
BAndy Warhol
CPablo Picasso

This page is an idea of   David Tarradas Agea


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