Middle Ages Art and Architecture
Questions and Bibliography
Questions for Architecture
1) What is the name of the first type of building used in Christian Churches?
2) What is a nave?
3) What feature is unique to the Hagia Sophia?
4) Why did the walls of Romanesque Churches have to be so thick?
5) What part of the church would pilgrims go around to see the holy relics of that church?
6) Why were the Gothic Churches able to have large stain glass windows?
7) What is a buttress? How is it different from a flying buttress?
8) What was your favorite pictures in the architecture of the Middle Ages? Why?
9) Why was it important to have large stain glass in the Gothic Cathedrals? How did these churches help the Catholic Church meet it's goals?
Questions for Middle Ages Art
1) Where were the centers of learning and art in the Early Middle Ages?
2)What was the Iconoclastic Crisis?
3) Painting in Early Middle Ages was done in what form?
4) What were the steps to putting together a stain glass window?
5) Why were sculptures not popular until around the 11th Century?
6) Renaissance Sculptures were similar to what earlier type of sculpture?
7) What were characteristics of Leonardo Da Vinici's paintings?
8) What is your favorite painting or sculpture? Why?
9) What effect do you think economic and social changes had on Renaissance Art?
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Beazley, Mitchelle (1988). The World Atlas of Architecture, Chancellor Press
Govingnon, Brigitte (1995). The Beginner's Guide to Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Hume, Helen (1992). Art History & Appreciation, The
Center for Applied Research in Education
Hume, Helen (1998). The Art Teachers Book of Lists, Prentice Hall
Marceau, Jo (1997). Art a World History, DK Publishing
Norwich, John Julius (1975). Great Architecture of the World, Mitchelle Beazley Publishers Limited
Romei, Francesca (1995). The Story of Sculpture, Peter Bedrick Books
Silvers, Larry (1993). Art in History, Abbeville Press