Tenth annual Bastille Day Quiz! Embattled art and artists

Eugène Delacroix – Le 28 Juillet. La Liberté guidant le peuple (Paris: Louvre)

This year’s quiz highlights the work done by embattled art and artists, in keeping the revolutionary heritage alive.  Come back on July 15 for the answers!

  1. Which musician created a version of the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” in the style of Jazz Manouche?

a. Milène Frommer

b. Thelonius Monk

c. Django Reinhardt

d. Rocky Gresset

  1. Which actor played a character named Fête Nationale in a film by Bertrand Tavernier?

a. Abdoulaye Diop

b. David Diop

c. Marceline Dioppe

d. Mohammed Dioppon

  1. Which American group recreated their own song of protest based on the melody of “La Marseillaise”?

a. The Daughters of the American Revolution

b. The Ku Klux Klan

c. The Freedom Riders

d. The Confederate Army

  1. Which textile artwork was recently created to celebrate the French tradition of civil protest through costume history?

a. The flattering, retro “Bonnet rose” sold by Fleurs de mon jardin et cie

b. The street-wise skateboarder’s vest, “Le Gilet vert,” manufactured by Hugues Tropcool Esq.

c. The soft and colorful “Paris révolutionnaire” pillow produced by Honey Girl Books and Gifts LLC

d. The prickly fiber sculpture known as “La guillotinée” by Irène van Trott Inc.

  1. Who painted a mural that highlights the continuity between the protesters of 1830 and the gilets jaunes of 2018-19?

a. Pascal Boyart (known as “P. Boy”)

b. Claude Chevrolet (known as “Claude le clandestin”)

c. Henri Fuguet (known as “Henri le fou”)

d. Géraldine Grandfrère (known as “La Sœur des sans-espoir »)


Revenez vite! Come back on July 15 for the answers!


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