Guess These 10 Famous Latino Paintings!

Pop quiz! Don't worry — there's no grades here. We just want to test your knowledge of Latino art with a fun game. These are the rules: take a peek at a small clip of a famous work, then try to guess the name of the painting and the artist. Can't figure one out? Just click to the next slide for the answer. 

Take the quiz below, and let us know if you learned something about these notable Latino works of art: 

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1. #10:

This painting shows off the artist's signature style — a unique technique that depicts figures in large, exaggerated volume. 

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2. "Dancers At The Bar" (2001)

Colombian artist and sculptor Fernando Botero has become one of the most famous artists in the world, due to his unique use of exaggerated volume — a trait that has become known as "Boterismo." This signature style can be seen in his painting "Dancers At The Bar."


3. #1:

Don't be fooled by the bouquet of lilies; this painting actually represent the oppression of the working class in Mexico.

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4. "El Vendedor De Alcatraces" (1941)

Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera painted "El Vendedor de Alcatraces" in 1941. The politically-minded artist often used his work to comment upon Mexican society and government. He painted a series of photos of Mexican laborers carrying lilies — a tribute to the unskilled, impoverished working class of the country.


5. #3:

The artist painted this work — his masterpiece — shortly after returning to his native Cuba from Europe. 

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6. "The Jungle" (1943)

Wifredo Lam's "The Jungle" depicts a group of workers against a backdrop of striated poles. Believed to be a depiction of a Cuban sugarcane field, the work addresses the history of slavery in the country. 


7. #4:

The artists painted this haunting work as a call-to-action to the world. 

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8. "Echo Of A Scream" (1937)

Mexican David Alfaro Siqueiro created many politically-charged murals and paintings during his career. He described this work, an "Echo of a Scream," as "a call to all human beings so that they may end all wars."


9. #5:

This image provides a considerable clue about the name of the painting. 

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10. "La Mela" (1951)

Chilean artist Roberto Matta became known for his surrealist art, as exemplified in his painting "La Mela." 


11. #6:

This piece makes a powerful statement about racial politics in America. 

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12. "Irony Of Negro Policeman" (1981)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, a New York-born artist of Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage, painted "Irony of a Negro Policeman" to illustrate how African-Americans have been controlled by white society. The "Negro policeman" wears a white mask to symbolize the fact that he enforces the rules of "white society."

13. #8:

This piece perfectly exemplifies the Cubist style of its infamous painter.

14. "The Three Musicians" (1921)

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso painted two versions of The Three Musicians in 1921. Both paintings feature a Harlequin, a Pierrot and a monk playing instruments.

15. #7:

This painting exhibits the trademark of the artist: bandeirinhas, the small flags which originated in Brazilian folklore.

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16. "Grande Fachada Festiva" (1950)

Alfredo Volpi, one of Brazil's best known painters, became known for his vibrant, stylized façades of houses. In the 1960s, he began painting the bandeirinhas, and the small flags soon became his signature. 

17. #2:

This close-up reveals some of the most important details of this famous work: a thorn necklace and hummingbird. 

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18. "Self Portrait With Thorn Necklace & Hummingbird" (1940)

Mexican icon Frida Kahlo painted "Self Portrait With Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" to symbolize her extreme physical and mental suffering. The thorn necklace (which can be seen digging into her throat) draws attention to the pain she felt all her life, most of it due to a car accident she suffered as a teenager.

19. #9:

This simple portrait spurred a dramatic rethinking of Brazilian art. 

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20. "A Boba" (1915/1916)

Anita Malfatti spurred controversy through her work in her native Brazil. Brazilians had long sought to find their national identity in art — and Malfatti's modern style and revolutionary subject matter threw them for a bit of a loop. One of her most famous works, "A Boba," exemplifies her modernist style and use of vibrant colors.