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Ink painting on paper of a delicately rendered blue-purple flower with the root attached. The flower is surrounded by brown stains. It is depicted on a white page with a red border and Chinese characters which mean ‘Chinese Bellflower’ alongside a stamp in the bottom right corner.

Contemporary art and design are incredibly varied in the unique materials they use. The M+ Collections are no exception; they contain many diverse and occasionally strange materials that one might not readily associate with art-making. Take this quiz to see if you can recognise the primary materials used in ten artworks and design objects from the M+ Collections.

Image at top: Zhang Yanzi, Tianwang Buxin Dan, 2014–2015. M+, Hong Kong © Zhang Yanzi/ 章燕紫

This quiz was originally published on M+ Stories.

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