History of Sculpture: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo


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What is the correct order of the following time periods?

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1. Why were Gothic sculptures called sermons of the stone?

2. Which of the following is an example of Baroque sculpture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Like all art, sculpture reflects the ideas and values of the artist, audience and the era during which it was created. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the key characteristics of sculpture from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, and the progression of styles and techniques seen in Medieval, Renaissance Baroque and Rococo sculpture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Styles of sculpture that portrayed movement
  • Different types of realism in European sculpture
  • Classical influences on sculpture from different periods
  • Similarities between Baroque and Rococo sculpture
  • The use of proportion and balance in different styles of sculpture

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the history of European sculpture
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Medieval and Renaissance sculpture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the key features of sculpture during different eras of art history
  • Making connections - examine how Baroque and Rococo sculptors responded to the dominant styles and techniques of the Renaissance

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson, History of Sculpture: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the main features of different styles of sculpture
  • Describe the differences and similarities of different sculptural styles
  • Explain how religion influenced different types of sculpture
  • Understand how different eras focused on different forms of sculpture
  • Describe how different materials suited different styles of sculpture