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Iconography of the Ghent Altarpiece

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Which of these dimensions describe the Ghent Altarpiece?

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1. Which side of the Ghent Altarpiece is painted?

2. What is the central scene of the closed view of the Ghent Altarpiece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Painted on twelve separate panels of wood, the Ghent Altarpiece depicts a vast range of icons, images, and symbols that reflect themes of faith, sacrifice, redemption, and paradise. This quiz/worksheet combo tests your knowledge of the figures and images on the panels, the piece's size, and its legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Images on the Ghent Altarpiece
  • Facts about the altarpiece
  • Questions about the central panel
  • Characteristics of the work
  • The dimensions of the altarpiece

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the Ghent Altarpiece
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the images and symbolism found on the Ghent Altarpiece
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related art history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Iconography of the Ghent Altarpiece. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you will have met the following objectives:

  • Know the artists who designed and painted the Ghent Altarpiece
  • List some of the images and symbols on the altarpiece
  • Explain the stylistic and technical innovations displayed on the altarpiece
  • Understand the significance of the altarpiece in the history of art
  • Describe the construction and size of the altarpiece
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