Last Thursday my daughter's school had its Family Art Night. A bunch of the classrooms had their own arts and crafts projects in them, which was fun, but one of the big draws to this deal is the competition to correctly identify famous paintings posted around the halls. If I remember right, there were eight of them.
There was Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon...
Van Gogh's Starry Night
Grant Wood's American Gothic
Edvard Munch's The Scream
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Monet's Bridge Over a Pool of Water Lillies
And a Georgia O'Keefe painting that I correctly guessed as a magnolia and a Picasso painting of a woman sitting in a chair that I couldn't identify. No Guernica for the kids...
So it wasn't a real difficult task if you've taken any art history courses, but the wrinkle to the competition is that the kid of each family is asked to describe the painting in his or her own words.
Apparently, my daughter provided strong (and sometimes humorous) descriptions because she won the whole dang competition. She received a fancy James Rizzi water bottle as a prize.
Roll Nasty Family Roll.