Which of the following describes Ghiberti's use of the Medieval narrative method in his Baptistery panel?
The figures in varying degrees of projection and postures, move gracefully through a convincing stage space.
Which of the following artists was the winner of the famous competition for the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery?
The Sutton Hoo purse has two groupings each of a man standing between two lions. This can also be found in what earlier culture?
Michelangelo's fascination with the human body was a lifelong pursuit. In his David he presented a perfect body with an attuned mind, prepared and ready for action. Which of the following descriptions of this work would support this statement?
His remarkable sense of color and his ability to convey light through color emerge in the altarpiece, Assumption of the Virgin. Who was this artist?
Paris claimed to be the intellectual center of Gothic Europe. Its university faculty and the reputations of its masons supported this claim. Which of the following also provided support for this claim?
It was a center for fine book production.
Speyer Cathedral was considered the burial church of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Which of the following churches was the burial church for the kings of France?
This historian, Giovanni Villani, wrote in the 14th century that this city was "the daughter and creature of Rome," suggesting a preeminence inherited from the Roman Empire. Which of the following city-states does this phrase describe?
Which city was at its height of political and economic power when it employed the talents of the sculptor Nicola Pisano?
In style and concept the mural of the Deer Hunt from Çatal Höyük is a world apart from the wall paintings of the Paleolithic period. Which of the following statements best supports this assertion?
the regular appearance of the human figure and the coherent groupings
Cycladic figurines having the same form took on different meanings in different contexts. What accounts for this?
Found in both cemeteries and settlements
Persian relief figure sculpture can be distinguished from earlier Mesopotamian styles by:
forms are more rounded
Historical narrative relief can be found at the Assyrian palace of ____ at Nimrud.
Ashurnasirpal II (Ashur)
Which of the following would support the argument that the Well of Moses created by Claus Sluter did not actually spout water?
Carthusian commitment to silence would preclude any sound making device.
The following phrase from Revelations, "pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb," is depicted in which of the following?
altar of the lamb from the ghent altarpiece
A man, a woman, and at least one child can be seen in the praying position found in the lunette of the Catacomb of Sts. Peter and Marcellinus. Which of the following presents the best explanation for the placement of these people in the lunette?
They represent the Christian family seeking their heavenly reward.
How does the kneeling statue of Hatshepsut indicate her status as pharaoh?
she is wearing the royal male nemes headdress
Egyptian art--with the exception of the Amarna period--can be described as which of the following?
conservative and formulaic
A more complex and efficient type of vaulting was needed that would admit light and at the same time be aesthetically pleasing. Which of the following systems would allow this adoption?
By covering the nave with groin vaults
Which of the following churches was the largest in Europe until the new St. Peter's in Rome was constructed in the 17th century?
Third Church at Cluny (Cluny III)
Who is usually given credit for the invention of the red-figure technique as seen in the amphora of "Achilles and Ajax playing a dice game"?