Relationship Between Roman & Early Christian Art & Architecture

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Which artistic form did early Christian artists borrow from the Romans?

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

2. Which artistic motif did early Christian artists borrow from the Romans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Much of the artwork of the early Christians was heavily influenced by Roman artwork, especially in terms of artistic forms and architecture. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the specifics of Roman and early Christian architecture and art, and the relationship between each. Some things you'll be assessed on include the artistic forms the early Christians borrowed from the Romans, the term for watercolor painting done on plaster, and artistic motifs from Roman art that influenced early Christians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While completing these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Artistic forms Christians borrowed from the Romans
  • The term for watercolor painting on plaster
  • Artistic motifs Christians borrowed from the Romans
  • The term for private Roman homes later adopted by Christians
  • The term for a Roman judicial building later used for Christian churches

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Roman and early Christian architecture and art, including the term that refers to watercolor paintings completed on plaster
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Roman art influenced early Christian art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the name of a Roman building used for judicial proceedings and correctly interpret it

Additional Learning

To learn more about the subject, review the accompanying lesson called Relationship Between Roman & Early Christian Art & Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Roman influences
  • Roman forms and motifs
  • Borrowed Roman buildings
  • New Christian meanings
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