Tate Modern: Guess the Artist, Part 1 Image

Since I began my Guess the Artist series over a year ago, I’ve been anxious to add the Tate Modern to the mix. I introduced the challenge with the Pompidou, sharing mere inches of large paintings by some of the world’s greatest modern masters. Nearly everyone who participated was able to accurately name the artist. I thought my MoMA collection was a bit more challenging, patting myself on the back in the hopes that it wasn’t all too obvious. But art aficionados caught wind of my series and once again nearly everyone who participated guessed correctly. As happy as I was, it has challenged me to take this series even further.

Luckily, I kept this in mind as I toured the galleries of the Tate Modern while in London last week. I hope you find my images of the Tate the most challenging yet. Good luck!!

Here’s how to play: Below are 12 works of art currently on view at the Tate Modern. Leave your guesses in a comment below and next week I’ll share the work of art in full, revealing the answers. To be among the first to hear when the new post is up, you might want to subscribe by submitting your email on the right sidebar.

Can you guess which artist completed the following works of art? Share your answers below!

Painting 1


Painting 2


Painting 3


Painting 4


Painting 5


Painting 6


Painting 7


Painting 8


Painting 9


Painting 10


Painting 11


Painting 12


So what do you think? Any guesses?

12 comments… add one
  1. AB April 30, 2013, 6:51 am

    Is there a Cecily Brown ? painting 5 ?

    1. Stephanie April 30, 2013, 2:48 pm

      Maybe!! 😉

  2. Kasia Dietz April 30, 2013, 5:10 pm

    Oh, I love this series! This is a tough one indeed… Even though I’ve been to the Tate many times. I only feel confident with a few of these but will give it a go!

    1 Kandinsky
    2 Franz Kline
    3 Henry Moore
    4 Mark Rothko
    5 Gerhard Richter
    6 Cecily Brown
    7 Arshile Gorky
    8 Giacometti
    9 Joan Miro
    10 Willem De Kooning
    11 Jackson Pollack
    12 Barnett Newman

    1. Stephanie April 30, 2013, 6:05 pm

      Happy to hear it’s more challenging! Though perhaps a bit too hard? Great guesses! I think you’ll be surprised when I post the answers next week 😉

  3. Mary Fox May 5, 2013, 8:10 pm

    so hard! These are great pieces though. Can’t wait to see the results!!

    1. Stephanie May 8, 2013, 12:36 pm

      I warned you! 😉

  4. Sofia May 8, 2013, 12:22 pm

    Could the third be Sir Anthony Caro’s Woman Waking Up ?

  5. Sofia May 8, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Or maybe Henri Laurens ?

    1. Stephanie May 8, 2013, 12:36 pm

      Great guesses! I hope to have the answers up later today or tomorrow! So check back soon!

  6. Sofia May 8, 2013, 3:15 pm

    I still can’t guess what are number 7 and number 9 !

    Number 1 : Lee Krasner, Gothic Landscape 1961

    Number 2 : Lee Ufan, From Line 1978

    Number 3 : Henri Laurens Autumn

    Number 4 : Mark Rothko, Light Red Over Black 1957

    Number 5 : Gerhard Richter, Cage (1) – (6) 2006

    Number 6 : Magda Cordell ,Figure (Woman) 1956‑7

    Number 8 : Alberto Giacometti, Man Pointing 1947

    Number 10 : Francis Bacon, Seated Figure 1961

    Number 11 : Jackson Pollock, Yellow islands

    Number 12 : Max Ernst, The Entire City 1934

    1. Stephanie May 8, 2013, 7:26 pm

      Great guesses! I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so I went ahead and posted the answers tonight. Something tells me you work with art as a profession!

  7. Sofia May 11, 2013, 8:11 pm

    Hahah that was a very very challenging game! I loved it! I’m actually an art history student in Paris (master 1)


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