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Comparing the Apse Fresco of Castel d'Appiano & the Apse Mosaic of San Vitale

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Where in a church would we look to find the apse?

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1. Knowing what we do about Byzantine vs. 13th century Italian art, in which church would we expect to find a scene filled with a flat gold background?

2. Which of these does NOT describe the apse scene in San Vitale?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you work through this worksheet and quiz, you'll answer questions that compare the apse fresco in Castel d'Appiano and the apse mosaic of San Vitale. Use this quiz to see how well you know the location of the apse, the figures in the Castel Appiano apse and the scene portrayed in the apse in San Vitale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is designed to help you do the following:

  • Identify the location of the apse in a church
  • Indicate in which church you'd expect to find a scene filled with a flat gold background
  • Discuss the apse scene portrayed in San Vitale
  • Outline the composition of the Castel Appiano apse
  • Describe the figures in the Castel Appiano apse

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the composition of the Castel Appiano apse and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the San Vitale apse mosaic and the Castel d'Appiano apse fresco
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the church in which you'd expect to find a scene with a flat gold background

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more information about this topic, take a look at our lesson called Comparing the Apse Fresco of Castel d'Appiano & the Apse Mosaic of San Vitale. Once you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the architectural tradition associated with the apse
  • Detail the importance of the church of San Vitale
  • Outline the Byzantine perspective of ancient Roman art and perfect realism
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