Illustrating Economic Conditions in 15th-Century Northern European Art


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Which of these is not a symbol of wealth in the Arnolfini portrait?

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1. What about the Ghent altarpiece is a symbol of wealth?

2. What sort of economic conditions are indicated by the paintings discussed in this lesson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will determine what you know about the relationship between economics and 15th century Northern European art. Topics such as the Arnolfini portrait and the Ghent altarpiece will be featured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Symbols of wealth in the Arnolfini portrait
  • The Ghent altarpiece
  • The importance of printmaking
  • Economic conditions that are shown by the paintings

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symbols of wealth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Ghent altarpiece
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding printmaking and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Illustrating Economic Conditions in 15th-Century Northern European Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail clues used in art
  • Explain the thought behind the Arnolfini Portrait
  • Cover the Ghent altarpiece
  • Explore economic conditions that influenced the art