Tate Shop Christmas 2016 Photography Joanna Henderson
Photography Joanna Henderson

Take our quiz to find your recipient’s art identity and discover the ideal gifts for your mum, brother or other!

1. Which of the following do you think he or she would most agree with?

A. ‘It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger’
B. ‘What you see is what you see’
C. ‘Choose love not in the shallows but in the deep’
D. ‘Paintings should be pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them’

2. He or she is often found …

A. In expensive department stores
B. Cleaning out his or her wardrobe
C. Huddled away with a poetry book
D. Enjoying the outdoors

3. He or she most often dresses in …

A. A selection of neons
B. All black
C. Dark greens, blues, oranges or reds
D. Sunny blues, peaches and yellows

4. Where is his or her dream holiday?

A. New York
B. Do we really need holidays?
C. A British woodland, preferably in the past
D. Rural France

5. He or she is throwing a party. What music is on?

A. The Velvet Underground
B. Steve Reich
C. A harpist strumming Wagner
D. Claude Debussy

6. What are his or her views on the modern media?

A. More stories, more pictures, more gossip – what’s not to love?
B. There’s too much information!
C. What is this ‘modern media’?
D. The critics are too harsh

7. He or she has a presentation next week at work. What’s his or her approach?

A. Tweak last year’s then head out partying!
B. Produce a perfectly honed and to-the-point presentation
C. Spend hours on a speech that’s very long and slightly too poetic
D. Write a little bit every morning until it’s finished

8. You’re renting a film. Which one do they want to see?

A. Hairspray, and only the 1988 version by John Waters
B. Koyaanisqatsi, (aka ‘life out of balance’)
C. They’d rather wait for Emma Thompson’s Effie Gray
D. Renoir, they can’t get enough of The Côte d’Azur, c.1915

So how did your mum/brother/other do? Find out their art identity and what to get them below:

Mostly As – He/she is Pop!

A die-hard socialite, a magpie for colour and well, a bit of a materialist, we think your friend would have got on well with Andy Warhol and his Factory gang. Try these eye-popping items.

Mostly Bs – He/she is a Minimalist!

A fan of clean lines and simple presentation with a no-nonsense approach to life, this person is most certainly (they know what they like…) a minimalist. Get them something simply beautiful like: 

Mostly Cs – He/she is Pre-Raphaelite!

With a penchant for long hair (centre parted of course), pearls, brooches, poetry, love and nature, here’s a few gift ideas for the modern Pre-Raphaelite in your life to sigh over:

Mostly Ds – He/she is an Impressionist!

For this mum/brother/other nothing beats basking in the glorious light and glistening waters of the Riviera, whether that be on holiday, or via a postcard. Equipt them with gifts to document their own travels:

Visit the Tate online shop for more gift ideas this Christmas!

Last order dates for your gifts to arrive in time for Christmas:

Custom Prints (UK) – Sunday 18 December

All other products (UK) – Tuesday 20 December