This week, our quiz is a bit more cultured than normal (well, kinda...), as we present 15 works of art. Simply name the film or television show they featured in (no TV episode titles required). They may been important artefacts around which the whole plot hinged, or they may simply have been hanging on the wall in the background (and there may be more than one from the same film/TV series...) Can you identify them?
Incidentally, wouldn't it be great if you could buy replicas of some of these paintings? If you're a talented artist, we reckon there's money to be made with that idea! Just send us a small percentage if the business takes off, okay?
As usual, there are no prizes other than bragging rights. Feel free to boast how many you’ve got in the comments section, but please don’t post answers there. You can post answers in this thread on the SFX forum, but make sure you only post them in invisible text (if you don’t know how, just ask on the thread – they’re a very friendly bunch).
Answers on the next page
Your quizmaster this week: Ian Berriman twitter.com/ianberriman
1. This painting features prominently in The Cabin In The Woods .
2. This is the work of Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation ’s “Birthright” (see above).
3. From Battlestar Galactica (new version): Starbuck’s painting of a mandala resembling The Eye Of Jupiter.
4. This monstrosity lurks in Dorian’s attic in the 1945 film of The Picture Of Dorian Gray .
5. From Ghostbusters 2 , the tyrannical Vigo the Carpathian, who’s trapped in a painting.
6. From Heroes , Isaac Mendez’s premonitory painting of a suicide bombing in Israel.
7. Very tough one this: just one of many paintings from Rod Serling anthology show The Night Gallery .
8. This haunted painting comes to life in the Supernatural episode “Provenance”.
9. Look closely at this painting and you’ll spot an old-school Cylon! Entitled “The Cylon War”, it hung in Adama’s quarters throughout Battlestar Galactica. If you like it, you'll be pleased to learn that you can buy prints of it .
10. From spooky 1976 children’s series Children Of The Stones .
11. Tom Baker's artist kills his enemies via voodoo paintings in 1973 horror-anthology film Vault Of Horror , but is hoist by his own petard when paint thinner falls on this self-portrait!
12. Matt Smith’s Doctor poses nude for this painting in “The Impossible Astronaut”.
13. The facial expression of this portrait of Victor Frankenstein changes in Young Frankenstein .
14. Not a painting this, but a photograph - but hey, photography can still be art! Anyhow, Christopher Reeve falls in love with this portrait of Jane Seymour in time-travel romance Somewhere In Time (1980).
15. This painting of Doctor Who companion Ace in historical dress is glimpsed on the wall of Windsor Castle in 1988’s “Silver Nemesis”.