Tuesday, November 30, 2010

APAH Unit Test 3 - Early Christian - Byzantine Study Guide

What you need to know:
• Early Christian – importance of Constantine, history of Christianity, end of paganism, Fall of Rome and Appropriation (see Homework #9 context); various mosaics and the function of mosaics in Early Christian art, representation of Christ (visual and conceptual), plan and parts of the Early Christian basilica
• Byzantine – three periods of Byzantine art, history of Constantinople (division of Roman Empire and fall of Constantinople), Theocracy, Justinian and his importance, Hagia Sophia and importance of light (meaning), importance and significance of Orthodoxy, Iconoclasm and results of, “3 F’s and a G”
• Vocabulary – icon, iconoclast, orthodox, mandorla, orant figure, narthex, nave, aisles, transept, clerestory, central plan, basilica plan, dome, squinch, pendentive, spolia, tesserae, lunette, theocracy
Images to know:
• Early Christian – Old Saint Peter’s, Rome; Christ seated, Santa Costanza – interior, diagram and ceiling mosaics, The parting of Lot and Abraham mosaic, mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Christ as Good Shepherd, Suicide of Judas and Crucifixion of Christ ivory box, Pala d’Oro, Rossano Gospels, Diptych of the Nicomachi and the Symmachi, Samuel Anointing David, Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
• Byzantine - Justinian as world conqueror (Barberini Ivory), Hagia Sophia – interior and exterior, San Vitale (building and Justinian/Theodora mosaics, Saint Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna (Saint Apollinaris amid sheep mosaic), Ascension of Christ - Rabbula Gospel, Theotokos and Child between Saints Theodore and George, Crucifixion-Church of the Dormition, Saint Mark’s, Vladimir Virgin,

Monday, November 29, 2010

APAH Slide List Quiz 12/5/10

You are responsible to know the information on the images below, including the time period they were created in. Quizzes will be graded on complete accuracy of information.

1. St. Michael the Archangel, 6th century
2. Hagia Sophia,, Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus, Constantinople, 532-537
3. Justinian, Bishop Maximianus and attendants, mosaic, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy 547
4. Saint Apollinaris amid sheep, apse mosaic, Sant’Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna 533-549
5. Christ as Pantokrator, mosaic, Church of the Dormition, Greece, 1090-1100
6. Interior of Saint Mark’s, Venice, Italy 1063
7. Pantokrator, Theotokos and Child, apse mosaic, Monreale, Italy 1180-1190
8. Vladimir Virgin, tempera on wood, late 11th-early 12th century
9. Christ as Savior of Souls, icon from Saint Clement, 14th century
10. Three angels (Old Testament Trinity), Andrei Rublyev, icon, tempera on wood, 1410