ARTS 1301 (Ch. 15 Quiz)

ARTS 1301 (Ch. 15 Quiz) - Chapter 15 Quiz 1. Some of the...

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Chapter 15 Quiz 1. Some of the earliest surviving Christian Art is found in catacombs , secret underground burial places for Christians beneath the city streets. Sometimes small chapels were carved out in them and here early Christians worshiped and prayed for the dead. These chapels were very simple but sometimes they were decorated with frescoes such as the The Good Shepherd in St. Pietro and Marcellino. 2. Perhaps because early Christians were persecuted they adopted many symbols that were already present in Roman art for their own proposes like a fish for Christ and grapes for the promise of salvation through the blood Jesus had shed. But after the persecution stopped the symbolism still remained and important part of Christian Art. So when interpreting a Christian work of art, it is important to interpret its symbolic meaning or its iconography . 3. After Constantine issued an edict of tolerance for all religions, Christians could come out of hiding and build churches. One of the most important of these Churches was the Old St. Peter's, which drew on the basilican plan and derived a plan for Christian cathedrals that functioned for centuries to come. Some important features that were incorporated into other churches were the long central aisle or nave at the end of is the apse in which the altar sets. 4. Even though this church has a traditional plain exterior like other Christian churches, the Church of San Vitale is an example of the central plan church, which was the popular style in the East and the art of Byzantine. This church is known for its spatial effect. It is octagonal with a domed central space; its circular nave is ringed by an aisle or ambulatory eliminating the longitudinal axis of the Early Christian basilica.
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Chapter 15 Quiz 5. Justinian and Attendants from the Church of St. Vitale, is an example of a mosaic . This art style comprised most of the ornamentation of the Early Christian churches. In this medium a design is formed by embedding small pieces of colored stone or glass in cement. 6. Christian churches. Which of these statements is/are true about this work of art. A. This work uses the simple perspective technique of overlapping in which a figure is placed slightly in front of the another and in this case the heads form a single line. B. This work displays realism with its natural portrayal of gestures.
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ARTS 1301 (Ch. 15 Quiz) - Chapter 15 Quiz 1. Some of the...

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