The Origins of Early Christian and Byzantine Art

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Art 1110 Study Guide #2 (Chapters 10 through 15)

• Chapter 10 Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Concepts: Understand the origins of Early Christian and Byzantine art and the difference between the two

Vocabulary:
Catacombs
Apse
Transept
Cruciform
Nave
Side Aisle
Narthex
Atrium (see figure 10.3 for an illustration)
Clerestory
Basilica Planned Church
Central Planned Church
Ambulatory
Mosaic Process
Pendentive
Minaret
Lunettes

Images:

10.3, 10.4 Plan and cross section of Old St. Peter’s Basilica, Early Christian, Roman 10.6 San Vitale, Byzantine, Roman
10.10-10.11 Courts of Justinian, & Theodora, Byzantine, Roman 10.15 Interior of Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Roman

• Chapter 11 The Early Middle Ages (174-176 to Carolingian Period; 180-181)

Concepts: Understand the origin and conditions for the time period known as the Middle Ages

Vocabulary:
Cloisonne enamel
Illuminated manuscripts

11.5 Sutton Hoo Purse Cover, Anglo-Saxon, Early Middle Ages
11.6 Lion Symbol of Saint John, Hiberno-Saxon, Early Middle Ages 11.7 Tunc Crucifixerant XPI, Carolingian Period, Early Middle Ages

• Chapter 12 Romanesque Art

Concepts: Understand the social and historical context for Romanesque Art

Vocabulary:
Groin Vaulting
Barrell Vaulting
Rib vaulting
Voussoir
Archivolts
Tympanum
Lintel
Doorjambs
Trumeau (see illustrations 12.5 & 12.6)
Portal
Triptych
Radiating chapels
Reliquary

Images:

12.1 Sainte-Foy, Romanesque, French
12.11 Gislebertus, Last Judgment-tympanum (detail of 12.10), Romanesque, French 12.16, 12.17 Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, Romanesque, French

• Chapter 13 Gothic Art (p. 198-213)

Concepts: Origins of and elements of the Gothic Style in France

Vocabulary:
Rib Vaults
Piers
Flying Buttresses
Pointed Arches
Rosa Window

Images:
13.2 Interior of Saint-Denis, Gothic, French
13.9 Durham Cathedral, Gothic, English
13.10 South Wall of (Chartres Cathedral), Gothic, French
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