Lesson 22 - Early Medieval Art And Architecture

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  • 1. 

    In what ways do we see early medieval synthesis illustrated in Romanesque architecture?

    • A.

      Romanesque Architecture - Is based on the Roman basilica (which became the pattern of the christian church

    • B.

      Fused together with towers and gates associated with secular fortresses

    • C.

      In roman architecture- round square, and octagonal towers were used to reinforve the city walls. In romanesque architecture these gateways aquired symbolic significance. Symbolism: "of protection and transcendental aspiration" (or hope for something beyond this world)

    • D.

      The Romanesque church served as a center of pilgramage

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Romanesque Architecture - Is based on the Roman basilica (which became the pattern of the christian church
    B. Fused together with towers and gates associated with secular fortresses
    C. In roman architecture- round square, and octagonal towers were used to reinforve the city walls. In romanesque architecture these gateways aquired symbolic significance. Symbolism: "of protection and transcendental aspiration" (or hope for something beyond this world)
    D. The Romanesque church served as a center of pilgramage
    Explanation
    The early medieval synthesis is illustrated in Romanesque architecture through the fusion of Roman basilica elements with towers and gates from secular fortresses. In Roman architecture, towers were used to reinforce city walls, but in Romanesque architecture, these gateways gained symbolic significance, representing protection and transcendental aspiration. Additionally, the Romanesque church served as a center of pilgrimage, further emphasizing the spiritual and religious aspects of the architectural style.

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  • 2. 

    Reliquarious were supposed "saint" relics (fake treasure boxes) that contained usually: tooth, fragment of bone, piece of garment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Reliquarious were believed to be "saint" relics, but they were actually fake treasure boxes. These boxes typically contained a tooth, a fragment of bone, or a piece of garment. Therefore, the statement "Reliquarious were supposed 'saint' relics (fake treasure boxes) that contained usually: tooth, fragment of bone, piece of garment" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Illuminated manuscripts. The copied manuscripts that were richly adorned and highly decorated.  Such as the book of Kells.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because illuminated manuscripts were indeed richly adorned and highly decorated. These manuscripts were created by skilled scribes and artists who used vibrant colors, intricate designs, and gold leaf to embellish the pages. One famous example of an illuminated manuscript is the Book of Kells, which is known for its intricate illustrations and decorative motifs. These manuscripts were often commissioned by wealthy patrons and were considered valuable and prestigious works of art during the medieval period.

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  • 4. 

    The Cross Page - Lindisfarne gospels demonstrates an example of the medieval synthesis: Celtic and Germanic style which uses animal forms as a decorative device is combined with the Christian motif of the cross.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Cross Page - Lindisfarne gospels is an example of the medieval synthesis, where Celtic and Germanic styles are combined with the Christian motif of the cross. This can be seen in the use of animal forms as a decorative device alongside the cross. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately describes the given information.

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  • 5. 

    The technical term for this early Germanic and Celtic style of art is ... Interlaced Style

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The technical term for the early Germanic and Celtic style of art is indeed the Interlaced Style. This style is characterized by intricate and complex patterns formed by interwoven lines and knots. It was commonly used in jewelry, manuscripts, and stone carvings during the early medieval period in Europe. The interlaced patterns symbolized interconnectedness and continuity, reflecting the Celtic belief in the cyclical nature of life. This style of art had a significant influence on later medieval art and continues to be appreciated for its intricate beauty.

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