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History Art History Europe Medieval Period
Art Forms and Vocabulary
What are the 8 Artistic "Movements"?
Early Christian Art,
Migration Period Art,
Gothic Art, and
What are the defining features of early Christian Art?
What are the defining features of Byzantine Art?
-popular in Roman Eastern Empire
-all people face forward
-important people are in the center, are higher, and have a halo or gold background if divine
-best pieces were murals and frescoes
What are the defining features of Insular art?
-popular in Great Britain
-a fusion between Celtic art and Migration Period art of the Anglo-Saxons
-large production of books, high crosses, and other Christian art
What are the defining features of Migration Period Art?
-art of "barbarians" (non-Greeks?)
-from Eastern Europe
What are the defining features of Islamic Art?
-the art of Muslim peoples in Islamic Spain and Northern Africa
-in religious art there were no living creatures, as the creation of living things was believed to be unique to God
What are the defining features of Pre-Romanesque Art?
-romanesque means descended from Romans
-in this period, Roman Classical Art shows up in lots of architecture and other art forms
What are the defining features of Romanesque Art?
-straighter lines, columns, thick walls, round windows and arches
-short, squat structures
-first time (since Ancient Rome) Roman forms of architecture are
What are the defining features of Gothic Art?
was first used as an insult, meaning "medieval, barbarous,
-there were pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses
-4 main crafts of the Gothic Period:
and stained glass
What are the defining features of Renaissance Art?
-more realistic than previous art
-components that made paintings and frescoes more realistic were the uses of proportion, perspective, shading & lighting
picture or decorative design made by small colored pieces of stone, tile glass, etc. set in a surface (usually stone or glass)
mural made on a
Islamic region of Spain
handwritten, decorated text
Fun Fact!: sometimes gold or silver inks were used