Gothic Art During the Middle Ages in Europe Flashcards

Gothic Art During the Middle Ages in Europe Flashcards
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Gothic Art: Christ Entering Jerusalem

This painting was done by Duccio around the year 1311. It uses architectural background to try to show depth but does not represent figures in the distance properly.

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Gothic Art: Duccio's Madonna Enthroned

A painting finished in 1311. It had poses that were more natural that previous depictions of this scene and was done by a painter from Tuscany.

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Gothic Art: Giotto's Madonna Enthroned

This painting was finished around 1310. It used more fluid expressions than other paintings on this theme and had more natural lines.

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Gothic Art: The Birth of the Virgin

Pietro Lorenzetti painted this. It is significant for its impressive command of depth and the complexity it contains.

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Gothic Architecture: Characteristics

This kind of architecture is set apart by its use of flying buttresses, pointed arches and ribbed vaults.

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St. Nicholas' Church

A Romanesque cathedral with Gothic pointed arches and a ribbed vault. This building was adjusted into a Hall Church.

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Hall Church

A place of worship designed in the German Gothic style. This kind of church has side aisles and a nave that are close in height, which provides more room to install windows.

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The Salisbury Cathedral

This church was finished in 1258. It shows the influence of the Early English Gothic period. It has pointed arches, a very high central spire, and buttresses.

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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards can help you go over the characteristics of the Gothic period. You'll be able to focus on specific paintings created in this era, including:

  • Christ Entering Jerusalem
  • The Effects of Good Government
  • Adoration of the Magi
  • The Birth of The Virgin

Cathedrals built in the Gothic period are also covered by this set. You'll find cards that cover:

  • The Salisbury Cathedral
  • Notre Dame
  • St. Nicholas' Church
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Reims Cathedral
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The Salisbury Cathedral

This church was finished in 1258. It shows the influence of the Early English Gothic period. It has pointed arches, a very high central spire, and buttresses.

Hall Church

A place of worship designed in the German Gothic style. This kind of church has side aisles and a nave that are close in height, which provides more room to install windows.

St. Nicholas' Church

A Romanesque cathedral with Gothic pointed arches and a ribbed vault. This building was adjusted into a Hall Church.

Gothic Architecture: Characteristics

This kind of architecture is set apart by its use of flying buttresses, pointed arches and ribbed vaults.

Gothic Art: The Birth of the Virgin

Pietro Lorenzetti painted this. It is significant for its impressive command of depth and the complexity it contains.

Gothic Art: Giotto's Madonna Enthroned

This painting was finished around 1310. It used more fluid expressions than other paintings on this theme and had more natural lines.

Gothic Art: Duccio's Madonna Enthroned

A painting finished in 1311. It had poses that were more natural that previous depictions of this scene and was done by a painter from Tuscany.

Gothic Art: Christ Entering Jerusalem

This painting was done by Duccio around the year 1311. It uses architectural background to try to show depth but does not represent figures in the distance properly.

Gothic Art: The Effects of Good Government

A fresco by Ambrogio Lorenzetti finished in 1339. It has multiple background layers and uses figures to denote depth.

Gothic Art: Adoration of the Magi

Gentile Da Fabriano painted this. It shows people painted realistically. They are traveling through three cities to visit a newborn Jesus.

Gothic Art: Impact of Religion

This art style focused heavily on themes related to religion because the church had a tremendous amount of influence throughout society at the time.

Naturalism

The practice of trying to represent things in art as they actually appear. This practice was reintroduced in the Gothic period.

Gothic Churches: The Narthex

This is the place where people enter a church. During this period, three doors were used to symbolize the three facets of the Holy Trinity.

Sainte-Chapelle: Apse

This structure is found at the end of one side of the church's nave. It drew on images from the New Testament of the Bible.

Sainte-Chapelle: North Side Windows

The glasswork in this portion of this church depicted stories that were drawn from the Bible's Old Testament.

Reims Cathedral

This church has arches with more distinct points, and its windows and entrances are topped with triangular gables. It has more intricate carvings on the west face. These elements set it apart.

Notre Dame

A famous Gothic cathedral located in France.

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