Unit II, Quiz III

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The cross-shaped floor plan of a church is formed by the combined shapes of the nave and the


The mosaic "Christ as the Sun" exemplifies early Christian artists appropriation of

both Greek and Roman iconography

Unlike their Greek and Roman predecessors, Byzantine artists preferred

a flattened, abstracted style of art

Allowed the overflow of pilgrims to circulate freely around the interior of the church


A pattern or patterns formed by intricately interwoven ribbons or bands


The art and architecture of the high Middle Ages is generally divided into two periods

Romanesque and Gothic

Features of Romanesque architecture includes:

thick stone walls; barrel-vaulted stone ceilings; overall massiveness; round arches

Gothic cathedrals are known especially for

their stained class windows

The technique in which colored yarns are sewn to an existing woven background is called


Duccio and Giotto were two artists whose innovations in creating figures and settings with an increased naturalism greatly influenced

Renaissance painting styles

One of the earliest Romanesque churches ever built

The Abbey Church of Saint-Foy

Characteristics of Gothic cathedrals include:

Soaring open spaces; pointed arches; ribbed vaulting; flying buttresses; and stained glass windows

In his painting "Christ Entering Jerusalem", the artist Duccio pioneered the use of architecture to define what

space and direct movement

The mosaic technique was used to complete the

"Empress Theodora and Retinue" in 547 C.E.

The upward extension of the central hall that served to admit light


a common structure in Roman architecture was the multipurpose meeting hall called a


the open center space of a meeting place, later adopted into the design of churches


an extended, lengthwise section set perpendicular to the center space


served as an entry porch directly in front of a church or meeting hall


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