Early Jewish, Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Discuss the Roman influences on Early Christian sculpture. Look at the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus and compare it with some of the attributes of Roman art.
-The Early christian architecture and tis decorations began to demonstrate increasing monumentality...
Development of Cathedral Architecture
As long has man has walked the earth, he has tried to describe himself through art. He has reflected everything from his spiritual beliefs and orientation to ordinary day-to-day activities that he observes in his environment on various mediums. From the ancient...
history of architecture
History of Architecture
Arch. Kevin Espina
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE What are the board exams like? 1. Memorization is necessary – you must remember many facts 2. Wide in Scope – from pre-historic to modern styles REFERENCES 1. Ching, Francis D.K., A Visual...
technological innovation in both secular and religious architecture. Architectural historians conventionally divide the High Middle Ages into the Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture, which are differentiated by both formal and technical qualities. Romanesque is characterized by a revival of large-scale...
o Allows people luxury of staying in one place; stability and performance
o Cornerstone of civilization
o Wigwam, Huts, Lean-to's
o Native American Indians were considered "Neolithic"
o Spears, Bows and Arrows
• Tesserae: Byzantine mosaics made of brilliantly colored glass pressed into wet plaster.
• Pendentives: A triangular piece of vaulting springing from the corner of a rectangle area to support a round or polygonal dome.
• Icons: A religious image; usually a painting of a saint or...
Study of Gothic Style and Its Influence on Modern Day Concept Arts
Gothic art flourished from the 12th century to the 16th century in Europe in response of the Byzantine and Romanesque tradition. Although Gothic is associated with arts, its most prominent use is in architecture, mainly...
Section 1 (30%)
1. What is meant by “Romanesque” art and architecture? What are its characteristics? Think about style, iconographic themes, media, etc. Include discussion of specific works, including architecture.
Style - Abstracted figures with strange proportions, elongated figures...
Of all the ancient civilizations, the Romans most closely approximated today’s world in its multicultural character. Roman monuments of art and architecture are the most conspicuous and numerous of all the remains of ancient civilizations. The Roman temples and basilicas have an afterlife as churches...
Have a Second ‘Thought’
The Rodin sculpture called “Thought” may look unfinished, but it is exactly as Rodin wanted it to be. How does it compare to “The Thinker”? What feelings does each work inspire? What does each seem to say about thinking?
ART MAKES US FEEL
Meet the Starry Night Painting
efforts in analytic philosophy to develop a rigorous theory of aesthetics, focusing on the concepts of beauty, love and sublimity. In contrast to romantic theorists Sircello argued for the objectivity of beauty and formulated a theory of love on that basis.
the dominant force in the eastern Mediterranean. Then, not long after launching the Trojan War (c.1194–1184), the city of Mycenae, along with its architecture and cultural possessions, was destroyed by a new set of maurauders, known as Dorians. At this point, most production of ancient art came to a standstill...
appearance. In doing this paper I was never aware of anything called “Gothic Cathedrals”. Only by 1400 has the Gothic been the universal style of building in the western, its creative thought was in northern France in an area. The Gothic Age marked the end to an age of chaos, mostly caused by the sacking...
Gothic and Romanesquearchitecture are different architectural styles with certain similarities and many differences, the Romanesque period (8th century -1150 c.e) was influenced by the Byzantine and the Roman styles ,where the name Romanesque was carved out in the 1800s as it came with the barrel vault...
Religious Architecture: Comparative Study
(Wells Cathedral and Friday Mosque, Isfahan)
The purpose of this research is to compare and contrast two selected religious buildings, one of which Islamic, and another that is Christian. This will respectively exemplify and illustrate the development of...
11. Gentile da Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi (FIG 21-9) is considered a masterpiece of the_______________ style.
12. In contrast to Gentile’s conservatism, Masaccio’s Tribute Money (FIG. 21-10) was revolutionary. List three of his innovations:
where goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another, as at river and ocean ports.
II. History of building design
Architecture in Prehistoric Times
Before recorded history, humans constructed stone circles, megaliths, and other structures.
belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became...
assist in presenting the material in the “A Matter of Style” feature boxes throughout the text.
Archaic. Archaic style (6th century B.C.E.) in architecture employs post-and-lintel structure and predominates in temples with imposing vertical posts or columns capped by heavy lintels and a pedimented roof...
THE BASIS OF THE GOTHIC STYLE
Tom Bender * March 26, 1964
Top Award Winner – 1964 National Architectural History Student Competition
A building is more than an assemblage of materials to provide a shelter for man. It is an expression of the society that created it, its forms shaped by the outlook...