Art History Homage…or Revenge
by Hold Your Horses

Having trouble relating Western art history to contemporary culture? Watch this video that the French-American band Hold Your Horses made for its track “70 Million,” produced by L’Ogre. Apparently, the entire video was filmed over two weekends in a parking garage in Paris. See if you can name the painting and the artist.

Answers on next page.


  • “Last Supper” by da Vinci
  • “The Birth of Venus” by Boticelli
  • “The Anatomy Lesson” by Rembrandt
  • “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer
  • “Portraits of Henry VIII” by Holbein
  • “The Raft of the Medusa” by Gericault
  • “The Death of Marat” by David
  • “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo


  • “The Son of Man” by Magritte
  • “Composition with Large Red Plane” by Mondrian
  • “Self-Portrait” by Kahlo
  • “Portrait of Dora Maar Seated” by Picasso
  • “The Scream” by Munch
  • “Self-Portrait, 1899” by Van Gogh
  • “Ten Marilyns” by Warhol


  • “Gabrielle d’Estrees et une de ses soeurs by Unknown
  • “Maesta” by Cimabue
  • “Salome” by Caravaggio
  • “Olympia” by Manet
  • “Liberty Leading the People” by Delacroix
  • “Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden” by Dix
  • “The Kiss” by Klimt

Chorus again:

  • “La Mariee” by Chagall
  • “Las Meninas” by Velazquez
  • “Sunflowers” by Van Gogh