Role of Art in Romanesque Churches: Painting & Sculpture


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Roughly when was the Romanesque period in art?

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1. How did art help churches fulfill their basic purposes?

2. How did art make churches seem more sacred, as if they had favored spiritual status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Romanesque period was a critical movement in the history of art, especially in relationship to the construction of churches. If you would like to see what you know about the art found in Romanesque churches, you can go through this online quiz and worksheet and answer these helpful assessment questions. These questions will test you on the history and purpose of art in this period of history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see what you know about:

  • The timeline of the Romanesque period
  • The purpose of art in churches
  • The definition of a pilgrimage
  • How pilgrimages affected Romanesque art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these assessment questions to see if you know how art helped churches seem more sacred
  • Reading comprehension - see how much you understand about the history and significance of church art in the Romanesque period
  • Making connections - draw the connections between the role of pilgrimages and the development of Romanesque art

Additional Learning

More facts on this subject can be found in the associated lesson called Role of Art in Romanesque Churches: Painting & Sculpture. Read this lesson to learn about:

  • The characteristics of Romanesque churches
  • A relief carved by the medieval artist Gislebertus
  • The use of art for teaching