Early Christian Art: Styles, Materials, & Techniques Video


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1. Which of the following refers to watercolor paintings done on wet plaster surfaces?

2. Which of the following refers to elaborate images created out of hundreds or even thousands of pieces of glass or colored stones?

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Early Christians often expressed their faith through works of art. In fact, many specific forms of art are important in understanding early Christian culture. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of early Christian art. Some things you'll be assessed on include the term for watercolor done on plaster and the term for elaborate images made from a large number of colored stones or glass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Purpose or characteristics of early Christian art
  • Watercolor painting done on plaster
  • Artwork made from a large number of colored stones or glass
  • Carvings that stand out from a background surface
  • Elaborately-decorated coffins covered in relief sculptures

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early Christian art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific forms of artwork for the early Christians
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the types of early Christian art and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the artwork of the early Christians, review the accompanying lesson called Early Christian Art: Styles, Materials, & Techniques. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Purposes and styles of early Christian art
  • Frescoes
  • Sculpture
  • Mosaics