Classical Influences on Gothic Art & Architecture


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What is the difference between the Roman style of art and architecture and the Romanesque style?

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1. How did the Gothic style of architecture modernize the layout of the Classical Roman basilica?

2. Why is the buon fresco so long-lasting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the Classical influences on Gothic art and architecture. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what buon fresco is and why arches and vaults were used in building construction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What two cultures are considered Classical
  • What was added to the Roman basilica to make it Gothic
  • The definition of buon fresco
  • The reason for using arches and vaults
  • How the Gothic style improved on Roman architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of Classical art as it relates to Gothic art and architecture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Gothic architecture and art in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as buon fresco and basilica
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gothic architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about Gothic architecture, review the corresponding lesson on Classical Influences on Gothic Art and Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Classical culture
  • Discuss the use of arches and vaults
  • Explore basilica layouts
  • Discuss the use of concrete
  • Learn about Classical and Gothic sculpture
  • Discuss the development of large-scale paintings