Form of visual art in which one gets a bunch of tracing paper, buys a book about dinosaurs, and goes to town.
The formalization of perspective in painting, before which everything was a jumble of bears, people, and buildings that were all the same size.
Postimpresionist painting created in 1889 by Vincent van Gogh, who went to his grave wishing that he had called the piece 'Swirly Night'.
Famed prose author known for physically fighting his books for a year before turning them over to his publisher covered in scratches and dried blood.
Art or practice of designing buildings, which involves drawing a rectangle, labeling it with an appropriate word such as 'skyscraper' or 'supermarket', and passing it on to a construction crew that then builds the edifice.
French-American naturalist and rake who personally seduced and then painted more than 700 species of birds.
Part of dramatic structure where a disembodied voice informs the characters in the narrative that they need to wrap things up.
Popular 1942 film in which a number of famous Hollywood actors from the period walk on-screen for a few moments, speak a well-known line of dialogue, and then leave.
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20th-century Dutch painter known for his extensive, priceless collection of de Koonings.
Brilliant French artist who worked tirelessly to create paintings people look at for four seconds before moving on to the next one.
Man your city is willing to pay $90 million to erect some giant crumpled-up pieces of foil.
Creator of Batman who was inspired to create the 'Dark Knight Detective' after he cornered a married couple in a dark alley and shot both of them dead right in front of their weeping son.
Contractor who was fired after painting 'The Last Supper' on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel instead of just covering it with a couple coats of gray paint as the pope had requested.
Dutch master known for expressively using light and shadow because there was an opening in art history at that time for a painter who was particularly good at that.
Opulent mausoleum built in 1653 by Shah Jahan as a tribute to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, that is considered a symbol of the enduring love that can exist between a man and the third woman he marries.
Belgian surrealist René Magritte's painting of a tobacco pipe with the text in French below it reading 'This is not a pipe.' Wait, what? It's clearly a pipe. Why is it not a pipe? He can't just paint a pipe and then say it's not a pipe, just because he feels like it. We know a pipe when we see one, and that right there is a ****ing pipe.
Legendary American comedian best known for his hilarious bit in which he took on the persona of a joyless man who would angrily lecture the audience for hours at a time without delivering a single punch line.
Name that, in 98 percent of instances, is spoken immediately after the sentence ''I'm not a big country fan, but I like some stuff.''
British actor and director of the silent-film era who starred in hundreds of movies despite a debilitating inner-ear infection that severely impaired his sense of balance.
Animated 1950 Disney film responsible for making people secretly wonder how they would react if, at some point in their life, an animal they were looking at suddenly stood up on its hind legs and began to sing a song.
American film producer, writer, animator, voice actor, and entertainer who was renowned for his childlike enthusiasm for money.
Early 20th-century art movement that really screwed over the people who have had to come up with names for art movements in later generations.
Private organization known for hosting events called 'roasts', in which celebrities are mocked in a particularly vitriolic or obscene way, popularlized in the days before the entire Internet was devoted to this activiity.
British-American filmmaker who was able to keep movie audiences in a state of paralyzed suspense as they wondered when he would suddenly waddle on-screen for his stupid little cameo.
Title given to a young actress that all but guarantees something horrible will happen to her.
1951 manual written by American novelist J.D. Salinger that provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to murder musician John Lennon.
Fun little skit where people wear big outfits and make up songs.
The act of being a wise-ass and saying it's for a higher purpose.
Designated enclosed space in which a society's most attention-starved people are permitted to get out all their shouting, singing, and dancing.
Groundbreaking British novelist whose work proved women were as good as men at describing a woman's need for a man.
British actor who starts each film by turning to the camera and announcing, ''I am going to begin acting now.''
German composer whose deafness later in life made creating music more difficult, mainly because he wasn't able to hear what he was doing.
Woodwind instrument initially invented as a way to drive wolves away from livestock.
Largest and lowest-pitched brass instrument that produces a wide range of sounds when tossed down a stairwell.
Wooden-ridged instrument played with a wooden stick, the sound of which simulates the feeling of being engulfed by cockroaches.
Bowed string instrument that sounds best when musicians are playing it so intensely that tufts of hair fall over their eyes and a vein bulges in their neck.
Broad term used to describe either 1,000 years' worth of music in the European tradition or Duh Duh Duh DUUUUUUUM.
Early 20th-century invention that enabled people to finally stop constantly rolling around on the ground due to unbearable agony and existential angst of self-awareness.
1933 Hollywood motion picture featuring a stop-motion ape puppet that somehow managed to scare a generation of people enduring the most cataclysmic economic crisis in world history.
Character ferreted out as the killer in Agatha Christie's worst-selling mystery novel, 'Lord Murderson Is The Killer'.
Four-stringed instrument meant to compliment the lead guitar with a sparing bass line depending on whether or not the bass player is aware of this fact.