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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:12 PM

Friday Art Quiz! - Cray-zee Over CTYankee

A Friday Art Quiz For The Rest Of Us


Yeah, I know, I know... it's another Friday afternoon here at DU, and you know what that means. All week long you've been waiting and wondering what CTYankee is going to post for the "Friday Art Quiz" and you figure that for the first time in your life you'll be able to recognize anything it or know what it is.

IF this Friday is like most Fridays, you'll again be totally flummoxed, look at the pictures, shrug your shoulders and move on.

But not this week. Not this week.

This week, we have an art quiz for everyone. No stuffy museums, funny sounding foreign names, and nekkid ladies looking like they walked into a blender as viewed through a kaleidoscope.

Oh no.

Today's art quiz is for all of us who spent art class learning the fundamentals. Y'know things like how to coat your hand with Elmer's Glue and then peel it off in one sheet; that "non-toxic means you can eat it!"; and "lefties need different scissors, really?"

Whether you had a box of 4, 12, 64, the really big one with the sharpener, or just a coffee can full of waxy little nubbins, this test will challenge your grasp of the subtle nomenclature of the Crayola spectrum.

Below are six images of Crayola crayon colors.

To get full credit, you must name the color and tell us your most vivid, strange, or unusual childhood memory of mastering the crayon. Bonus points if your memory is connected with the specific color.


#1




#2



#3



#4




#5




#6





The usual rules apply: No cheating, don't run with scissors and SHARE!

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Reply Friday Art Quiz! - Cray-zee Over CTYankee (Original post)
jberryhill Nov 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #1
jberryhill Nov 2012 #2
librechik Nov 2012 #3
jberryhill Nov 2012 #8
librechik Nov 2012 #11
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #54
jberryhill Nov 2012 #58
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #59
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #60
jberryhill Nov 2012 #61
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #62
CTyankee Nov 2012 #4
jberryhill Nov 2012 #5
CTyankee Nov 2012 #6
jberryhill Nov 2012 #7
CTyankee Nov 2012 #10
jberryhill Nov 2012 #13
CTyankee Nov 2012 #16
jberryhill Nov 2012 #26
CTyankee Nov 2012 #44
IcyPeas Nov 2012 #9
jberryhill Nov 2012 #12
librechik Nov 2012 #21
malaise Nov 2012 #14
librechik Nov 2012 #15
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #18
librechik Nov 2012 #20
jberryhill Nov 2012 #24
librechik Nov 2012 #27
jberryhill Nov 2012 #28
librechik Nov 2012 #32
surrealAmerican Nov 2012 #17
jberryhill Nov 2012 #22
woo me with science Nov 2012 #19
jberryhill Nov 2012 #23
yardwork Nov 2012 #29
yardwork Nov 2012 #31
jberryhill Nov 2012 #37
yardwork Nov 2012 #40
yardwork Nov 2012 #42
jberryhill Nov 2012 #47
yardwork Nov 2012 #48
jberryhill Nov 2012 #50
yardwork Nov 2012 #51
woo me with science Nov 2012 #34
yardwork Nov 2012 #35
woo me with science Nov 2012 #36
jberryhill Nov 2012 #25
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #33
jberryhill Nov 2012 #38
Generic Other Nov 2012 #30
jberryhill Nov 2012 #39
IcyPeas Nov 2012 #41
jberryhill Nov 2012 #46
Aerows Nov 2012 #43
jberryhill Nov 2012 #45
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #49
jberryhill Nov 2012 #52
jberryhill Nov 2012 #53
IcyPeas Nov 2012 #56
jberryhill Nov 2012 #57
blogslut Nov 2012 #55
IcyPeas Dec 2012 #63

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:22 PM

1. I'll leave the "name each color" part to others, but share my story here:

Back in the 60's.

In a little country school, 8 grades, two teachers, Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs. Goetz.

I remember being just charmed by colors and I have vivid memories of the boxes of colors all mixed up, but also finding one color that was my very favorite.

And it still is.

Not orange, not red, but Red-Orange:





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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. No love for orange red?


I think I should have also asked for "favorite flavor".

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:30 PM

3. I'm a HUGE fan of Prussian Blue

I used to make my mom get me the big box of 64 colors just to be sure I got it.

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:58 PM

8. #5 is, of course, not prussian blue


I always wondered where Prussia was, and why it was that color, though.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:16 PM

11. yup-- I'm mostly wrong on CT Yankee's quizzes,too--I really love them tho

and love CTYankee!

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:57 PM

54. That was always my favorite as well....

I would trade with other kids so I could have more than one!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #54)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:07 PM

58. Hang on....


My wife has suggested, and it seems to proven out here, that there generational differences in crayon memories.

We went to school when schools were actually funded, and the year didn't start with a shopping list for parents.

There was no "trading" of crayons, because the crayons - of assorted colors and whatnot - belonged to the school. These would be kept in cigar boxes (yes actual boxes that formerly held cigars) which was at that time a common household item, coffee cans (which were pretty large back in the day), and so on, and distributed with random colors and conditions of crayons in them.

Are school art class supplies no longer community items across the board?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:48 PM

59. I was born in 1948...

but we always had our own crayons at home for coloring and drawing. As my friends had their own as well, much swapping went on.

Art classes are among the first to go when budgets become tight. I live in Florida and when we moved here in 1987 with our 3 children the first grader was placed in a Portable classroom with a teacher hired at the last minute and given no money for supplies of any type. We parents provided paper, chalk, erasers, crayons, pencils etc. It was appalling. Fortunately half the student body came from an upscale neighborhood and our PTA always raised lots of money as well. Public education in Florida is a disgrace...our children eventually ended up in private schools.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

60. Oh yes

my father worked for AMF's cigar division machinery, he supplied many of those boxes for the classrooms when I was a child.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #60)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:22 PM

61. Not only did it hold crayons...

...but provided examples of fine Dutch Masters.

I still remember a friend of mine preferring crayons that came from the "Perfectos"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #61)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:29 PM

62. That is too funny!

My father passed away before cigars became all the rage again. In fact AMF went out of the cigar machinery business in 1972. He would have so enjoyed seeing the revival. Of course, we had many laughs about those hand rolled Cuban cigars...among the assets seized when Castro took over were dozens of cigar machines manufactured and serviced by AMF. I still have this tiny jacket my father brought home for me from one of his Cuban trips pre-1959.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. Love it (and #6 has real possibilities)...

Actually, YOU are going to LOVE today's Friday Afternoon Challenge...and as you know, I can NEVER stump DUers...the wisdom of crowds and lots of art savvy people!

Thanks for the plug for my humble challenges...hope lots of DU folks visit around 5 right here in GD. No nekkid ladies tonight tho...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. Stumped you, did I?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:51 PM

6. sure did but if it is what I suspect it is, it may have relevance to today's challenge...

but maybe not...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:56 PM

7. Okay, I'll bite...


Call it the Friday psychic challenge

Alberto Giacommeti?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

10. You are a mind reader! I was researching him just yesterday and found an interesting work that

I had never seen before (it's apparently on sale for just under half a million bucks).

But no Giacommeti will appear today.

Actually, I was of thinking someone else...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:21 PM

13. Ah, then it's that other guy who isn't Giacommeti

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

16. Oh, jberryhill, once again you nailed it!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

26. What you probably don't know


...is that he started working with Crayola crayons, but somebody stole the box.

So after that, he had to use the "lost wax" casting method. Heh.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:39 PM

44. I didn't know that. Thanks.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. Are numbers 2 and 5...

Burnt Sienna

and

Ultramarine Blue?

if so, what do I win?

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

12. #2 is correct! Missed on #5

I always felt sorry for the people of Sienna, having lived through that horrible fire.



It was one of the other options to using what Crayola has long since discontinued as "flesh".

And the name of #5 was one that always puzzled me.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:41 PM

21. omg lol n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:25 PM

14. This thread is fall down funny

and I'm a big fan of CTYankee

DU is the best(est)

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:26 PM

15. #5 has got to be Yves Klein Blue--how cool to have your name attached to a color

while you are still alive!

(just kidding--I doubt the Crayola people ever heard of Yves Klein.) that's just standard ultramarine

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Response to librechik (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:29 PM

18. Ultramarine?

Is that like really, REALLY in the Navy?






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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:40 PM

20. ooh yeah-- with fringe on!

lol

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Response to librechik (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:49 PM

24. It is not ultramarine


I didn't know there was an ultramarine.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

27. Ultramarine is only in the big big box of 128 colors.

You know, the X rated package with taco pink and fabulous lavender.

Oh no, did I say that out loud?

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Response to librechik (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:53 PM

28. ....which always made me wonder


How many colors ARE there, anyway?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:58 PM

32. my son, a computer programmer & graphic designer, did a project where he "named" ALL the colors

and there were over 2 million colors visible to human eyes. It was a project he did for the National Gallery of Victoria, but it's a sort of table of colors that everyone can use now (mostly in computers)

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

17. Is number 6 "bronze"?

I'm thinking our carving friend would have found that irresistible.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:47 PM

22. The same artist has done one in bronze, but # 6 it is not

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:34 PM

19. #5, cornflower blue?

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:47 PM

23. BINGO


I could never figure that out. "Corn is yellow, why is this blue?"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

29. A cornflower is a blue-flowering weed that is common in cornfields.

I always hated that particular Crayola crayon color because it doesn't lay down properly. It is much too light.

My favorite color was magenta. I don't see magenta in your choices. #4 is Periwinkle I think. #3 is either yellow green or green yellow. I can't tell.

#6 is that color I didn't like. I forget what it's called.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:57 PM

31. On second look, #6 might be plain old Gold.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:18 PM

37. Bingo on #6


#4 is neither magenta the color, nor Magenta the Rocky Horror character.

You are going to have to commit to one choice on green/yellow or yellow/green. Those are two entirely different colors.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:22 PM

40. Magenta is definitely not up there. I thought that #4 might be Periwinkle.

Argh. #3 - it's the 50/50/90 rule. I have a 90% chance of making the wrong choice. I could cheat but instead I'll just cover my eyes and say..........green yellow?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:24 PM

42. No, no. I's yellow green. I'm sure of it! That's the ticket.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:48 PM

47. Yay!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:50 PM

48. Aaaaargh! I changed my mind!!!! LOL.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #48)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:52 PM

50. Does the new one work any better?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:54 PM

51. No. I want the old one back. Wait. I can't decide.....

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

34. Yay!

Good question. You made me look it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornflower

Thanks for stepping in to do the quiz.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:03 PM

35. It is fun! I forgot to mention that "corn" in Europe doesn't mean what it means in the U.S.

What we call corn is maize, which comes from Mexico originally. What Europeans call "corn" is any grain grown as a crop, like wheat.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:14 PM

36. Cool!

I learned something today!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:50 PM

25. No guesses yet on #1, #3 or #4

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

33. #1 and #3 are tough! But is #4 Wisteria? nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:18 PM

38. Whoo hoo - You nailed #4!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:57 PM

30. The girl who sat next to me ate crayons

No. 6 especially has made me feel enormous guilt for being a 1st grade shark about her obsessive behavior. While my desk partner's crayons did not look quite as figural as these crayons, her crayons had the indelible tooth marks to prove her obsession. I imagine she was tasting the colors maybe. Or seeing the pictures she would draw. Touching her tongue against the rainbow on those rainy days we sat so hard at work in the classroom. I could hear her nibbling the crayons. I saw the bits of wax, the gnawed crayons stripped of their paper even.

To me this was sacrilege. My crayons were perfect--without flaws. I reacted as if at my best friend had died if I dropped one and it broke. As if I had destroyed something magic. And that poor thing next to me with her chewed up awful crayons gnawed into nasty looking bits. And often on Monday, she would bring a new box to replace the old. At some point I convinced myself and her that if she merely meant to mutilate all hers anyway, she should trade me her perfect ones for my broken ones.

I could have spent a lot of years in therapy over this incident, but luckily you helped me reveal the terrible secret. My undying gratitude.

Now, would you like to trade my broken crayons for your whole ones?

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:20 PM

39. If the broken edges are sharp enough, sure

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:23 PM

41. is 3 just called "yellow-green"

sea green was one of my favorite colors, but this does not look like it.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:46 PM

46. Close but no cigar


These were tasty:

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:25 PM

43. Two is

Burnt Orange. I had the 64 color box, which I believe is the only box it comes in. I often used it to color horses since I thought they were pretty when they were reddish brown .

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Response to Aerows (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:43 PM

45. It is burnt, but not an orange

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:52 PM

49. I'm just slightly better than the guy in the chart here...

For instance, I can also distinguish 'dark blue,' 'light blue,' and 'regular blue.'

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #49)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:55 PM

52. I sort of "red" or "not red"

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:57 PM

53. Only one left is #1 - I'm sure someone with sleuth it out

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #53)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:02 PM

56. No. 1 is GREEN

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:03 PM

57. Awesome! How did you know?


Leave it to DU to make that the toughest challenge in the box.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:58 PM

55. mr. jberryhill, I believe you favor the cool end of the spectrum

Someone already guessed the only Crayola color I can recall.

I do remember composing great works of art with crayon shavings, wax paper and an iron, under the enthusiastic supervision of our art teacher.

Anyone remember art teachers? Sigh.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #55)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:44 PM

63. We did the crayon shavings and iron thing....

too in school. I always remember that - and the smell. I thought those were beautiful. We used some black thread too. sort of made a design out of the thread then filled in the areas with color so it was light stained glass. ahhh what a nice memory you have brought back.

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